Review of Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Group Shot Object Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background

Group Shot Object

Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background:

We again would like to see how the automated tools perform on the more difficult complex shaped object. For this experiment, we have utilized a group photo of some eggs.

groupshop background burner

We have edited the above group shot image in Autoclipping.com firstly. And we see that it cannot remove the back drop perfectly as the automatic tool sounds. See the image, there are a lot of holes. It doesn’t work well on the edge and holes. We have tried best to get a perfect group photo without a backdrop, but it failed. They offer many options and we have tried these. Most of the time, they provide disappointing outcome.

Score for Autoclipping: 39%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 6%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 39.00%

 

groupshop background burner

Again, we have tested this group photo in Background Burner. But, it is a matter of great disappointment that it fails again to remove the background. It cannot work on the delicate edge, curved area, holes, and many more. Rather, this automatic tool ruins the main object. Image editing for ecommerce is not possible by this online tool.

Score for BurnerBonanza: 36%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 36.00%

 

clipping magic groupshot

Next, we’ve uploaded the group shot at Clippingmagic.com for removing the backdrop. This tool has struggled with edges, curved areas, and holes same as the other two automation tools. It has destroyed the soft edge. It has lost the pixels and resolution. It cannot work well on the delicate white edge. It has also ruined the drop shadows.

Score for Cloppingmagic: 36%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 4%
Maintain Image Resolution 2%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 0%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 36.00%

 

groupshot manual

Anyway, finally we’ve received the service of photoshop manually. Now, we’ve got our cherished result. The automatic tools have ruined our image, whereas manual technique of photoshop gives us perfect image. They have failed to cut out the backdrop maintaining all the necessary features like resolution, soft edge, shadows, embedded transparency (holes), etc. On the other hand, manual photoshopping provides us the best outcome in the case of this type of group shot images.

Score for Manual Editing: 77%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 10%
Work on Curved Areas 10%
Work on Shadows 10%
Maintain Image Resolution 10%
Time it takes 0%
Work on Holes 9%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 9%
Background Color on Subject 9%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 77.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Group Shot Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background 77% 39% 36% 36%

 

Conclusion: During working with this group shot image, we get better result in manual photoshop editing, on the other hand the automated tools have destroyed the image. These automated online tools cannot give re-editing advantages. For this type of image editing service, re-editing is a must because there is a possibility to get imperfect result many times. However, you will get this advantage in Photoshop.

These automated tools may do well in the future, but currently there are not working professionally. Still, they are immature to work with the complex type of images. They cannot remove background perfectly, rather in most of the cases, they completely ruin the image. So, it will be risky to try to edit e-commerce images in such an automatic tool. Manual photo editing in photoshop is best for the images which have soft edges, embedded transparency, numerous curves, soft shadows, etc. It is proven software and globally recognized image editing tools. Most of the graphic designers and companies are using Photoshop for providing the best service.

 

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Background Color Subject Types
Single Color Contrasting Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Single & Same or Similar Color Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Single & Same or Similar Color Gradient Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Single & Same or Similar Multi-Color Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
Group Shot
Special Case: Transparent Subject, Translucent Subject, Blurry Background

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