Review of Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Similar Color Background – Experiment #4

Compound Shaped Object

Similar Color Background:

For throwing an ultimate challenge, we select a compound shaped object that is a rose with similar color background. It also has many holes or embedded transparency, curves, shadows, delicate edge, etc. It must take an acid test of these tools.

autoclipping2

Regarding this image, we consider first Autoclipping.com and open the image in this automated background editing tool. It cannot produce our desired photo. See the above image, you yourself can differentiate and point out the defects. This tool has ruined the pixel, shadow, curves, edge, etc. It also cannot work well on the holes. It spoils the resolution and blur the photo.

Score for Auto Clipping: 38%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 2%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 9%
Total 38.00%

 

bacground burner2

Next, we take the photo in Background Burner and this automated tool also fails to satisfy us. Here, firstly, dragon fails to remove background perfectly and then, we get some touch-up tools that edit the photo. It destroys the soft edge, curves, pixels, holes, resolution, etc. This image cannot be used in any ecommerce marketplace.

Score for Background Burner: 39%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 5%
Time it takes 8%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 7%
Total 39.00%

 

clippingmagic2

The above two automated tools cannot produce our expected quality photos, so we upload our image in Clippingmagic with a hope that it will produce great quality photos, but alas! It also fails to remove background professionally. It does not maintain pixel, holes, shadows, etc. It spoils delicate edge and create rough edge. It fails to generate high end quality photos and its production looks like the work of amateur hands.

Score for Clippingmagic: 41%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 5%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 41.00%

 

manual

At last, we take the image in Photoshop and create path around it. We make selection and delete the backdrop. In Photoshop, it is mainly a manual process. All the works, you have to do with your hands. It maintains curves and edge perfectly. It does no harm regarding embedded transparency (holes), pixels, resolution, etc. Only by this system, you will get 100% professional photos. This manual tool can produce quality product images.

Score for Manual Photo Editing: 80%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 10%
Work on Curved Areas 10%
Work on Shadows 8%
Maintain Image Resolution 10%
Time it takes 2%
Work on Holes 10%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 10%
Background Color on Subject 10%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 80.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Compound Shaped Object Similar Color Background: 80% 38% 39% 41%

 

Conclusion: Considering this photo, the three automated tools fails to achieve our desired quality. They cannot maintain the overall quality of holes, edge, shadow, etc. On the other hand, manual photo editing in Photoshop generates the higher quality photos. It provides re-utilization advantage and you can edit your photos anytime. So, it is confirm that Photoshop is the perfect tool for removing image background.

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Background Color Subject Types
Single Color Contrasting Background Basic-shaped object
Simple-shaped object
Compound-shaped object
Complex-shaped object
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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
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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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:  Photo Editing, Photoshop