Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Compound Shaped Object Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background

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Single Color

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot

Gradient Background

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot

Single Color

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot

Gradient Background

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot

Single Color

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot

Gradient Background

  • Basic-shaped object
  • Simple-shaped object
  • Compound-shaped object
  • Complex-shaped object
  • Group Shot
  • Transparent Subject
  • Translucent Subject
  • Blurry Background

 

For this experiment, we have used a photo of ornament that has a lot of holes (embedded transparency), curves and shadows. It has taken a hard test of the automated tools. It is harder to remove the background than the previous two object types.

Autoclipping 6

We have tried the above photo of the ornament as our subject to remove the background firstly at Autoclipping.com. It has cut out the background very unprofessionally. Look at the photo and you can find an amateur work. It cannot fulfill the purpose as an ecommerce product. It has ruined the photo.

Score for Auto Clipping: 37%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 3%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 9%
Total 37.00%

Background Burner 6

 

Secondly, we have run our experiment with this photo in Background Burner. It also frustrated us. Its dragon cannot remove the background cleanly. It cannot recognize the holes, edge, curves, and resolution. It has provided a terrible outcome. Look at the image which background has been dropped out roughly that has destroyed the full photo.

Score for Background Burner: 38%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 3%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 3%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 7%
Total 38.00%

 

clippingmagic 6

 

Then we uploaded the image in Clippingmagic.com and got the same frustrating result. It has also failed to remove the backdrop as we wanted, rather it has hampered the photo. This is not professional and such an image cannot be used in any commercial purposes.

Score for Clippingmagic: 38%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 3%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 38.00%

 

Manual 6

In comparison with the above three automated tools, manual photoshop editing is looking great. It has perfectly removed the background from the photo maintain the actual resolution, delicate edge, shadows, etc. It has nicely worked on the embedded transparency that makes this ecommerce product image worth to be sold.

Score for Manual Photo Editing: 78%

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 10%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 9%
Background Color on Subject 9%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 78.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Compound Shaped Subject Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background 78% 37% 38% 38%

 

Conclusion: These automated tools have completely failed to produce suitable e-commerce product photo, but on the other side, the manual image editing technique has created quality product photo that can help to grow business. So, photoshopping is the best way for e-commerce product image editing.

 

:  Photo Editing, Photoshop