Manual vs. Automated Tools to Remove Image Backgrounds – Simple Shaped Object on Single Color Contrasting 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

Simple Shaped Object

Single Color Contrasting Background:

We selected a simple shaped object. It was a bag with a single color contrasting background. It is a little bit tough to remove the background because of its numerous curves, holes, shadow.

Autoclipping

We tried to remove the background of the photo at autoclipping.com. We used their tools to select the object and the background. The tools couldn’t edit the photo as we needed. They failed to refine the edge. Somewhere it clipped far inside the photo and there were many parts where the tool failed to remove the background. The defect was acute in the curved areas. It couldn’t keep product shadow and looked unnatural.

Score for Auto Clipping: 49%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 4%
Work on Curved Areas 4%
 Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 5%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 5%
Background Color on Subject 4% 
Skills Required for Editing 10%
Total 49.00%

 

Burner Bonanza 1

In number two, we tried to do the same task in Background Burner. The tool also fails to cut background properly. Look at the image, it almost ruins the handle and zipper. In the curve areas, the result is awkward. It is too much unprofessional and not suitable for ecommerce showcase.

Score for Background Burner: 57%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 6%
Work on Curved Areas 6%
 Work on Shadows 4%
Maintain Image Resolution 6%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 5%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 7%
Background Color on Subject 5% 
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 57.00%

Then we edited the photo in clippingmasic.com. This tool also frustrated us. In some places, it cut the background with some parts of the main object. It tried to keep shadow childishly and ruin the photo resolution a little bit.

clippingmagic 1

Score for Clippingmagic: 51%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 4%
Work on Curved Areas 4%
 Work on Shadows 5%
Maintain Image Resolution 6%
Time it takes 8%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 5%
Background Color on Subject 5% 
Skills Required for Editing 10%
Total 51.00%

Anyway, at last we tried manual photoshop background removing technique. It generated the best result. Check the photo above, you can see why we are satisfied with the manual editing. It has removed the background perfectly without compromising with quality. Its zipper, handle, curve areas, etc. are looking great and professional.

Manual 1

Score for Manual Photo Editing: 72%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 8%
Work on Curved Areas 9%
 Work on Shadows 8%
Maintain Image Resolution 8%
Time it takes 2%
Work on Holes 9%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 8%
Background Color on Subject 8% 
Skills Required for Editing 2%
Total 72.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Simple Shaped Object Single Color Contrasting Background 72% 49% 57% 51%


Conclusion:
The Automated Background Removing Tools did not fail entirely this time, but were far from the quality that manual editing can provide. Only the proper quality product photos are suitable for eCommerce or any business.

 

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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