You just got your hands on the iPhone 15, and you love using it to get those amazing photos with your friends and family. But one problem you have had for quite some time is with cutting people out of photos on your iPhone. Every time, you had to either export the photo to your Mac and edit it there or take a new photo.

That problem is quite easy to fix with just a few taps, thanks to us. If you need to cut multiple people or fix multiple photos in a short time, then get the professionals involved, like the guys from Clipping Path Finder.

In this article, we will dive into the world of cutting people out of photos on an iPhone using simple steps that even a baby can do. Not joking, one of the apps we will talk about I got the suggestion from a kid.

Benefits of Cutting People Out of Photos on iPhones

Before we show you how to cut people out of photos on an iPhone, we need to talk about why you might do it. It’s not just because you find those photobombers annoying. There are many benefits to cutting people out of photos smartly. For example:

Enhance Visual Focus

You take a photo to make a point, but it’s not always possible to get that point across with every photo. What I am trying to say is that there are times when an object or person will get in your way. This might stop the person who’s looking at your photo from seeing what the photo is all about. And these are the photos where you need to cut them out.

By erasing or cutting the object or person out of the photo on your iPhone or whatever, you will be able to ensure that the visual focus of the photo is enhanced.

Privacy And Consent

Not everyone likes to get their photo taken, even by accident. I don’t have the time to tell how many times I had people come to me and ask me to make sure their face wasn’t in my photo. That is why I try my best to check if there are people behind me in a photo and ask them for consent or take the photo when they move.

However, when there are too many people to ask or wait for, I just cut people out of photos on my phone once I am done.

Improve Aesthetics

It’s not just people that you might want to cut out of photos, but objects as well. For example, when I am taking those gorgeous seasonal selfies on my iPhone, I always see trash or litter on the ground. First of all, that’s disgusting, and second of all, it completely destroys the aesthetics of the photos.

So learning about cutting objects out of photos on an iPhone or Android can be very helpful.

Tell A Clearer Story

People don’t say “a picture tells a thousand words” for nothing. Every time we take a picture, we are capturing a moment or memory in time. So when photobombers jump in the background and destroy the photo, they also destroy that moment of memory.

The best solution, instead of hurting those idiots, is to cut them out of photos entirely and then not talk to them ever again.

Creative Freedom

With photo editing software, you have the power to make any picture you take truly yours. However, to do so, you need the space, and sometimes the only way to do so is by cutting people out of photos on your phone.

The extra space you get from removing them will allow you to experiment with filters and other techniques. By removing and then enhancing those images, you can turn any boring selfie or landscape shot into something magical.

But enough talking about why you should be removing people from photos on your iPhone; instead, let’s learn about the best ways to do so.

Google’s Magic Eraser: The Best Choice

To properly cut people out of photos on your iPhone without installing any third-party app, we recommend Google’s Magic Eraser. This is a tool that’s available on Google Photo, but it comes with a requirement. You need to get a Google One subscription, but it’s quite cheap and comes with many other benefits.

Google’s Magic Eraser uses machine learning to figure out what should go around the area you are cutting out. This ensures your cut-out area matches the rest of the image seamlessly. Now we learn about cutting people out of photos on iPhones with Google’s Magic Eraser:

  1. Open Google Photo and select the image you want to edit.
  2. Tap “Edit” at the bottom of your iPhone screen.
  3. Scroll through the edit options and select “Tools.”
  4. Click on “Magic Eraser” to activate the tool.
  5. Draw and select areas you want to erase.
  6. Or accept the auto-suggestions.

And that’s it. Once you have drawn around what you want to or selected Magic Eraser’s autosuggestion, you are done. The tool will do the rest by itself.

Third-Party Apps: Good Alternatives

Google’s Magic Eraser is the best option for cutting people out of photos on iPhones, but you need to join a monthly subscription service. If you don’t want to do that, and many people don’t, then there are other options. Here are three we have found and used. Two are free, and one does require a one-time app purchase.


Cost: FREE

A great alternative to Google’s Magic Eraser is another Google app called Snapseed. This is a photo editing app from Google LLC that comes with 29 tools, but we are interested in only one. The tool in question is called healing and here is how you use it:

  • Upload your image to the tool interface directly from your camera roll.
  • Select the Edit icon located in the bottom-right corner.
  • Pick the Healing Tool from the available editing options.
  • Use your finger to trace over the specific area you wish to cut.
  • Complete the process by tapping on the save option to store your edited photo.

It’s simple and free. What more can we want from Google? So much more, but whatever.

Adobe PhotoShop Fix

Cost: FREE

Adobe is the answer to all our editing problems, or that’s what we hear from all amateurs. The people at Adobe added some of their best tools for photo editing in the PhotoShop Fix app, which includes a way to cut people out of photos on iPhone. Here is how you do it:

  • Retrieve an image from your Camera Roll within the Photos app and import it into Adobe Photoshop Fix.
  • Utilize the Pen Tool to meticulously trace a path around the individual or object meant for cutting.
  • For better results, add a bit of extra space around the subject’s edges while outlining.
  • Transform the recently crafted path into a selection by using the “Make Selection” option from the drop-down menu.
  • Navigate to the Edit tab and pick the Fill process.
  • Within the dialog box, select the content-aware option for optimal and seamless results.

Sure, you had to follow a few more steps than the other two options, but PhotoShop Fix does tend to give really good results.


Cost: $1.99 FREE

Who would choose to pay to do something when there are free options? Many people, but not anymore. Touch Retouch recently made their app 100% because they are awesome people. Also, the app in general is really good, which is why it has a 4.8 rating from over 40,000 people.

The app can do many things to photos on the iPhone, but its best and main feature is all about object and person removal. Here is how you can start cutting people out of photos on an iPhone with TouchRetouch:

  • Open up the TouchRetouch app on your iPhone and bring in the picture you want from your camera roll to start editing.
  • Opt for an output resolution that aligns with your preferences for the final edited photo, ensuring the highest quality outcome.
  • Pick either the precise Lasso or the versatile Brush Tool to carefully select the unwanted object or person you intend to cut from the image.
  • If you go for the Brush Tool, fine-tune your editing experience by choosing the brush size that best fits your requirements. Start to skillfully draw over the targeted person, erasing them seamlessly.
  • But if you select the Lasso Tool, just create a continuous line around the undesired object.
  • Begin removing it by pressing the Start button at the screen’s bottom.

After trying out this app, we can say that you will feel that this app is just as easy as either Snapseed or Google Magic Eraser.

Photo Cutout On An iPhone iOS 16+

Cutting people out of photos can be fun and useful, but sometimes you need to cut them out and send them somewhere. That is why you might want to learn about the cutout feature on the iPhone iOS 16.

This somewhat new feature comes from another feature called Visual Lookup in iOS 15. Basically, the iPhone “looks” at a photo and “figures out” what’s in it, such as people, animals, signs, texts, and numbers. By enhancing this feature, the iPhone can select and cut out those unique parts of the image for you to copy and/or share with another app.

Here is how you can do a photo cutout on an iPhone:

  • Go to Photos on your iPhone and select the image you need to cut out.
  • Tap and hold the person or object that needs to be cut out.
  • You might have to do it twice, like we did. The process has haptic feedback, and you don’t feel it vibrate the first time, then repeat.
  • You will see an outline of the object or person you selected, and a pop-up menu will appear.
  • Tap Copy to copy the cutout and paste it in another app. Or tap Share to share the cutout with a number of apps that appear on the sharing sheet.

For more complex cut-out projects, it’s better you learn how to cut them out in Photoshop.


You should now have an easier time making your photos pop without any problem since you know about cutting people out of photos on your iPhone. The process used to be harder, but with new innovations from Apple, they have made it easier for folks who just want to share some cute and memorable selfies or scenes on Facebook or Instagram.

All the options we shared are free and easy to use, and we are confident you can get them working within a minute or two.

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Q. Is Magic Eraser available on all iPhones?

Yes, but only iPhones with a Google One subscription.

Q. Can I remove all kinds of objects from my iPhone?

As long as the object or person doesn’t take up too much space, you can remove them with the right app.

Q. Are all the image editor apps free?

There are many image editor apps on the App Store, and some require a one-time purchase.

Q. How do I share cutouts on my iPhone?

To share a cutout on an iPhone with iOS 16 or more, you need to select the image by tapping and holding it. Then two options appear: copy or share. Pick Share and decide where you’d like to send your edited image.

Q. What should I do if an image becomes too blurry on an iPhone?

Think about trying out apps that can sharpen your photos. Apps such as Snapseed or Adobe Lightroom have tools to make your images clearer. Make small changes to make the picture sharper without adding any weird stuff.