Cleaning up your images

When using eBay mobile apps to list or edit an item listing, you’ll be able to remove the background on all product images.

Add white background to product images

At eBay, we want to make sure your products stand out from the crowd, both within the marketplace and on external search engines. Our new background editing feature on the eBay mobile app uses computer technology to make it quick and easy for you to get rid of noisy backgrounds on your product images - no need to pre-edit photos before adding to your listings.

We know that having a white background on your images can help to improve your listing visibility on and off eBay, as Google search only indexes images on white background.

How it works

When you upload or select photos for your listings in the mobile app, you have options to edit the images. If you want to automatically add a white background, simply tap on the background removal feature. You also have the option to edit or apply your own touch-ups.

Next steps

We’ll be gradually introducing this feature on mobile devices throughout February and March. This feature only works on eBay apps. Please ensure you have the latest version of the eBay app installed (5.39 or newer for iOS and 5.40 or newer for Android). So keep an eye on your eBay app for when you can start editing photos on your new and revised listings.

FAQ

The tool didn’t remove what I wanted it to.

If too much of your image was removed, tap on the paintbrush icon and drag your finger over the missing area to add back what was removed. If not enough of your background was removed, tap on the eraser icon and drag your finger over the area of the image and the unwanted parts will disappear.

Will photos from my desktop work on the app?

Yes. If it’s a photo you’ve uploaded to the listing, you’ll be able to retrieve it on the app and go through the same process to remove the background.