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

Complex Shaped Object

Similar Color Background:

Now, we will test the tools with a photo of complex shape and a similar color background. As the photo is of complex shape, to remove background will be pretty much tough. We’ll then edit this image in Photoshop for removing background and thus will compare and contrast between Photoshop and these three automatic online background removal tools.

autoclipping2

As usual, firstly we have opened this tennis ball image in Autoclipping.com for removing background. We apply the other selection tools that it supplies and cuts out background. But, see the result yourself above, you cannot talk about anything, but will be just speechless. How they can claim themselves as background removing online tools! Notice, this tool has ruined the soft and furry edge. It cannot secure the shadow and pixels. It also destroys the object’s real shape. Besides, it harms the resolution and cannot cut out backdrop properly. If you want to use this tool for professional photo editing, it would be one of your great mistakes.

Score for Autoclipping: 28%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 0%
Work on Curved Areas 1%
Work on Shadows 1%
Maintain Image Resolution 3%
Time it takes 8%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 2%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 28.00%

 

background burner2

Getting a shocking a result, we have tried the same photo in background Burner, but here we also get frustrated. This tool also fails to knock out image background. Look at the above image, this tool cannot remove backdrop fully around the photo edge. It destroys the outline and overall resolution. So, this photo indicates that this tool does not work with soft edge, curves, holes, pixels, shadows, etc. So, how it can claim its recognition as an image background removing tool! Think yourself.

Score for BurnerBonanza: 33%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 1%
Work on Curved Areas 1%
Work on Shadows 4%
Maintain Image Resolution 10%
Time it takes 2%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 2%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 33.00%

 

clipping magic2

Next, we run our experiment on Clippingmagic. This tool is pretty better the previous two online tools for background removal. It maintains resolution a little, but still it is not the perfect result. It spoils the edge, soft edge, similar background on subject, pixels, shadow, etc. It also creates rough and zigzag edge of this ball. It makes us hopeless and we take decision that this tool also is not perfect for background removing

Score for Cloppingmagic: 38%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 1%
Maintain Image Resolution 5%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 1%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 3%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 38.00%

 

manual

Anyway, we are disappointed with these automated tools and take this image in Photoshop for manually removing image background. Here, we got our desired result. Look at the above image. The edge, curves, outline, soft edge, holes, furry edge, pixels, etc. are same that were on the first image. This tool fulfills our expectation. It produces 100% professional product photos with white background.

Score for Manual Editing: 80%

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 10%
Background Color on Subject 10%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 80.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Complex Shaped Object Similar Color Background: 80% 288% 33% 38%

 

Conclusion: From the above experiment and description, it is clear that manual image background removing in Photoshop is the best way of cutting out background. It maintains high end image quality. Whereas, the online automatic tools fail to keep minimum image quality during removing 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
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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:  Photo Editing, Photoshop