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Removing the Background of a Picture

Find out how to remove the background of a photo image to reduce visual complexity or clutter

Many individuals with low vision or CVI (cortical visual impairment) benefit from a reduction in complexity in the background of a photo.  Here’s an easy way to do it!

Microsoft provides step-by-step instructions to remove the background from a picture in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.  This may be helpful to accent or highlight the subject of the picture or to remove distracting detail.  A short video demonstrates removing a picture background in PowerPoint.

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