Shutterstock Editor, the stock image company's free online image-editing web app, has added a new feature called Remove Background. With this tool, users can easily remove the background from images in order to isolate the subject, making it possible to incorporate the extracted element or person into other designs.

Shutterstock Editor offers users access to custom canvas sizes, such as ones intended for ebook covers and Instagram posts; users can also create their own custom canvas size. Images can be uploaded from an online destination using a URL or from the user's computer, plus there's the option of selecting an image from Shutterstock's collection. The web app also offers access to free design templates.

The new Remove Background tool, which is found in the UI's 'Image Tools' section, simply requires the user to select the areas of the image they want to keep and the areas they want to remove. When tested, the entire selection and removal process was very fast and accurate. The feature is live for all users now.