Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Complex 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
  • Transparent Subject
  • Translucent Subject
  • Blurry Background

 

Now, we will apply these tools on the complex shaped object. We like to test the ultimate capability of the tools. That is why, we have chosen such a complex photo of an ornament. This is time to see the result.

Autoclipping 7

 

Look at the above photo that we have tried to drop out the background at Autoclipping.com. Here is also the tool failed to do the job. There are a lot of places where it left the background. It damaged the pixel and resolution. It fails to reach the holes of this photo. In a word, it cannot fulfill our purpose to make the image suitable for the ecommerce product showcase.

Score for Autoclipping: 41%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 8%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 41.00%

 

Background Burner 7

 

In Background Burner, we have tried to edit the same image, but this time also we have the same result. This tool cannot remove the background from the holes, curves area, etc. It has tried to maintain the shadow, but failed. There is a problem with pixel also that has hampered the quality that an e-commerce product should have.

Score for BurnerBonanza: 43%

Breakdown:

 

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 4%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 43.00%

 

clippingmagic 7

 

Next we have tried this photo at Clippingmagic.com with a view to remove the unwanted background and got a disgusting result. It also has destroyed the pixel, resolution, shadow, etc. It cannot remove the background from the holes and again this tool also fail to achieve the target.

Score for Cloppingmagic: 39%

Breakdown:

 

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 3%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 39.00%

 

Manual 7

 

At last, being dissatisfied with the automated tools, we have tried this photo in Photoshop for manually background removing and luckily got the best result. Photoshop has made this photo as we desired to keep unchanged the pixels, soft edge, shadows, etc.

Score for Manual Editing: 74%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 9%
Work on Curved Areas 9%
Work on Shadows 9%
Maintain Image Resolution 10%
Time it takes 0%
Work on Holes 10%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 9%
Background Color on Subject 8%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 74.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Complex Shaped Subject Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background 74% 41% 43% 39%

 

Conclusion: Here it is also clear that manual photoshop background removing method works better on the complex shaped object than the automated tools. Photoshop works perfectly where the automated tools struggle a lot, but yet they cannot achieve the desired result. They may do well in future, but currently there is no alternative of photoshop for perfect image editing.

:  Photo Editing, Photoshop