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Remove Text

Remove Text API

To remove the text that appears on your pictures, you can use the API available at

The request must be an http POST and its body must be a multipart/form-data with an image file:

  • image_file is the original image to process.
    • The original image should be a JPG or a PNG, with a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels and a max file size of 30 Mb.

In case of success:

  • the response mime-type is image/png and the response image is a PNG image with the same dimensions as the image_file.
  • the response headers will include a x-remaining-credits property to tell you how many credits you have left and a x-credits-consumed property to tell you how many credits were consumed by your request.

In case of an error:

  • the response mime-type is application/json, error type is indicated by the response status code and details are in the json body, ie
{ "error": "No api key provided" }


Requests are authenticated with an API key. If you need one, please contact us at

If your key has leaked, you can revoke it and request a new one in your account page.


1 successful API call = 1 credit.

Once logged in, you can claim 100 free Clipdrop APIs credits that you can use for development and debugging purposes. Once the 100 images have been consumed, further calls will be rejected.

If you need more credits, you can purchase more credits via the following link.

Quota / Rate limiting

By default, each API key has a limit of 60 requests per minute for the Remove Text API. Please let us know if you'd like higher values.


curl -X POST \
-H 'x-api-key: YOUR_API_KEY' \
-F 'image_file=@image.jpg' \
-o result.png


The result image, e.g. 
Example result showing a billboard where the text has been removed

Examples of input and outputs






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