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Removebg for Linux- Remove Image Background using removebg on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.04

Install removebg on Linux Ubuntu and remove image backgrounds hassle free



emovebg for Linux: removebg otherwise called as is a free(Limited Usage) application which is used to remove background images from a photo. This is generally a complex process and requires software like Adobe Photoshop but Removebg makes it extremely simple. It is also available for Windows and Mac. Though it is a free application, a free account of this application is restricted to limited usage and you need to upgrade your account to increase the usage limit. Removebg uses artificial intelligence to precisely crop out the object and then remove its background. In this article, we will check out all the steps involved in the process of installing Removebg on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS(Bionic Beaver), 19.04(Disco Dingo), and other Ubuntu-based Distros and also on other platforms and also check out the advantages of this application.

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Download and Install Removebg on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.04:

The deb file of this application is available for download from their official website. It can be downloaded and installed on your Ubuntu system. To make it easy, we have explained them in steps so that it will be essential for the users.

  1. Go to Official removebg.
  2. Hover over Downloads and click on Windows/ Mac/ Linux.
    Downloads                                                                                            Image Courtesy:
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find the Download option. Click on Download for Linux.
    Download for Linux
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  4. Your download will start automatically.
  5. Once the download is complete, then you can install it on your Ubuntu just by clicking on the deb file.
  6. Now that the application is installed, it can be accessed from Show Applications.

Features of this Application:


The editing level of this application is completely to a new level. It just removes the entire background from an image in no seconds and that is not the only feature of this application. Check out the other advantages too.

  1. This application is available for download for various platforms such as Linux, Mac, and Windows and also as a Web Application and hence it is very easy to access and use this application.
  2. With its high precision, the application is capable of removing the entire background of an object, Humans, etc and the background can be replaced with other backgrounds.
  3. You can remove existing background from an image and then you can replace them with other backgrounds.
  4. You can also remove existing background from an image and then you can replace them with solid colors.
  5. Automatic Bulk Background removal option is available for Desktop Versions.

Sign up with removebg to get the API Key for Access:

In order to use the application, you should signup with removebg and get the API key and then you can start using this application. Kindly follow the below steps to get the API Key.

  1. Open Application from Show Applications.
    Open the Application
    Open the Application
  2. Click on “Get Started“.
    Get Started
    Get Started
  3. The Settings pop-up will ask you to enter the API Key. Click on the Get API Key.
    Get API Key
    Get API Key
  4. Sign up page of removebg will now open on your default web browser.
  5. You can either sign up with your email or with your Facebook account.
  6. If you choose email sign up, then you need to enter your email id and then a password for your removebg account and then Agree to the Terms and finally click on Sign up.
    Signup for removebg
    Signup for removebg                                                                              Image Courtesy:
  7. A confirmation mail will be sent your registered email id. Click on the confirmation link and then login into the removebg account.
  8. We have now successfully created the account and it is time to get the API Key.
  9. Click on API from the menu.
    API                                                                                                                   Image Courtesy:
  10. Now, click on the Get API key.
    Get API Key
    Get API Key
  11. Your API key will now be generated. Click on Show.
    Show API
    Show API
  12. You can copy the API key.
    Copy the API Key
    Copy the API Key
  13. Open Removebg application, paste the API key and finally, click on Save.
    Paste the API Key
    Paste the API Key
  14. Now, you can start using the removebg application.
    Start using the Application
    Start using the Application

Download for Windows and Mac: is available for Windows and Mac and also as a Web app making it much easier for users. The setup files for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from their official website. Kindly refer to the following image.

Removebg for Windows and Mac
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