Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Simple Shaped Subject 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

 

We take an image of a wrist watch with a lot of holes, curves, shadow, delicate edge, etc. It has also a contrasting gradient background. It is quite tough to remove the background from such a photo perfectly without the manual touch up.

Autoclipping 5

We have tried to drop out the background of this photo at autoclipping.com. Apparently, it is looking that the tool performs well, but if you zoom the photo, you can find out some shortcomings here. It has failed to remove the background from the holes. It has destroyed the resolution and delicate edge. It has also failed to maintain the drop shadow. It cannot touch up the curved areas as well.

Score for Auto Clipping: 43%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 4%
Work on Curved Areas 4%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 10%
Total 43.00%

Background Burner 5

Secondly, we have tried the same photo of the wristwatch in Background Burner. This tool has nicely cut out the backdrop, but yet it has failed to do so perfectly. Zoom the image, you can find some defects. It fails to clean the holes. It provides some touch up tools which let you work manually. In this case, it has lost its commitment of automation.

Score for Background Burner: 53%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 7%
Work on Curved Areas 7%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 6%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 6%
Background Color on Subject 5%
Skills Required for Editing 6%
Total 53.00%

clippingmagic5

Next, we have tested the photo at clippingmasic.com. This tool is pretty much good at removing the background, but not quite satisfactory. Because, it has ruined the quality of the image. It has hampered the delicate edge and shadow, though there are options to apply shadow effect, but that is against the automation commitment.

Score for Clippingmagic: 50%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 5%
Work on Curved Areas 6%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 6%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 6%
Skills Required for Editing 7%
Total 50.00%

Manual5

However, finally we tried this photo in Photoshop for removing the background manually and we got our wanted photo. It provides us photo with proper pixels, shadows, edge, and overall original quality. It looks better than before.

Score for Manual Photo Editing: 81%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 10%
Work on Curved Areas 10%
Work on Shadows 9%
Maintain Image Resolution 10%
Time it takes 2%
Work on Holes 10%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 10%
Background Color on Subject 8%
Skills Required for Editing 2%
Total 81.00%

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Simple Shaped Subject Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background 81% 43% 53% 50%

Conclusion: The manual photoshop editing is also a champion in the case of this type of photo. For using in ecommerce website, the product photos must be suitable to their standard. But the automated tools cannot produce such a quality photo due to their limits. On the contrary, the photoshop editing can create the quality product photo as the ecommerce showcase demands. That is why, considering this fact, the importance of manual editing is increasing.

:  Photo Editing, Photoshop