If we like graphic design, edit photos and retouch images, surely on more than one occasion we have encountered the need to cut out an object or person in silhouette, separating it completely from the rest of the image. This is an action that requires certain knowledge in Photoshop and the like (or being a god level user of Paint), especially if we are looking for a quality result.
Today we are going to see how to cut a person from a photograph or image, completely erasing the background and automatically in less than a minute. How? With the help of a web tool that does all the work for us (and with a rather surprising level of detail, too). It works both on PC and on mobile phones and tablets.
How to remove the background of a photo automatically and without knowledge in image editing tasks
The website that offers this service is called remove.bg, it is completely free and does not require any type of identification or registration.
It is a tool that uses an artificial intelligence engine to detect the foreground layers of an image and separate them from the background. To improve the result, they also use various algorithms to optimize more specific details and prevent color contamination. The result, in short, isa file in PNG format with transparencies.
Let's see how it works through a practical example.
- The first thing we have to do is load the main page of remove.bg.
- On the main page, click on "Select a photo”And we choose the photo that we want to treat. The tool also accepts URLs, if we want to use a photo that is uploaded to the Internet.
- In a matter of a few seconds, the page shows us a preview of how the image would look after the cropping function was applied. If we are satisfied with the result, we just have to click on the button "Download”To proceed with the download of the edited file in PNG format.
As you can see, the result is really good and it is surprising to some extent that I can do it in such a short time. It is also necessary to clarify, yes, that the image that we download will always be a little smaller than the original.Size comparison between the original image and the one edited with the background cropped.
And what about more complicated photos or less defined shots?
But what if we make things a little more difficult for him? In this other image, for example, we have a couple of complicated areas: the area of the hair that is more illuminated and part of the vegetation that is in a closer plane.
In this case there has not been any problem either. The algorithm has managed to identify the bush in the foreground and has completely erased it. The hair part is also very well detailed.
This is something that we can appreciate better if we try to insert the image already cropped with transparencies in another photo.The trim detail in the hair area looks much better here. Quite surprising, really.
In short, a tool that can come in handy for our small editing tasks, with an AI that offers very good results, easy to use and free. A whole candidate to be added to the favorites list of our browser.You have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.