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

Group Shot Object

Similar Color Background:

We again would like to see how the automated tools perform on the more difficult complex shaped object. For this experiment, we have utilized a group photo of some eggs.

For providing a little bit stiff challenge to these tools, we take a group shot photo with similar background and upload it there. What results we have got here, read those below.

Firstly, we tried this photo in autoclipping.com and applied the options of selecting the foreground and background, but it cannot select those parts properly. Look at the image above, it cannot withdraw image background as we desired, rather it ruins the edge, outline, pixels, shadows, embedded transparency, and more. As a result, the image loses its overall quality in such a way that can use it no longer in any commercial or even personal purpose.

Score for Autoclipping: 35%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 1%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 2%
Maintain Image Resolution 5%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 35.00%

 

Next, we work on the same image by using Background Burner and get the as usual result. It also, in case of this image, damages the edge, outline, pixels, shadows, resolution, etc. We wanted to remove background, but this tool, in many places, removes the main object’s pixel. As a result, the group shot product image has lost its quality to be used in any profitable purpose.

Score for BurnerBonanza: 34%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 2%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 2%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 34.00%

 

 

Then, we have uploaded this image in Clippingmagic.com, but this tool has also given us a shocking result. Like other two tools, it spoils the image and its overall quality. It harms image edge, shadows, pixels, resolution, holes, background on the subject, etc. That’s why, it is no longer usable anywhere. So, this tool is also not perfect for removing image backdrop.

Score for Cloppingmagic: 34%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 2%
Work on Shadows 3%
Maintain Image Resolution 2%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 0%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 3%
Background Color on Subject 2%
Skills Required for Editing 8%
Total 34.00%

 

manual

At last, as we have disappointed, we run our test in Photoshop for manual editing on the same image. We select the portion we want to remove by pen tool and knock out the background image. We try to keep our subject unchanged and we succeed. We get 100% professional group photo that can be used anywhere in any purpose. It maintains all the quality we are looking for like soft edge, shadows, holes, perfect pixels, and more.

Score for Manual Editing: 78%

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 9%
Background Color on Subject 9%
Skills Required for Editing 0%
Total 78.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Group Shot Similar Color Background: 78% 35% 34% 34%

 

Conclusion: Background removing in Photoshop manually seems to us the best way so far. We tried three automated tools, but it is a matter of regret that they all frustrated us. As they sound, they cannot perform at per. Only, manual working in photoshop provides us the best output according to our demand. It maintains all the quality that a professional product image should have. Photoshop can produce customer engaging product photos.

Currently these automated tools are not working as they are claiming. In future, perhaps, they will be developed and would work according to the desire. But till right now, they are not suitable for working on the compound or complex type of images. Most of the time these tools are destroying the images fully. If you rely on these, they may waste your time and money. So, it may be risky to edit commercial images in these types of automatic tools.  From our experiment, though you can see the result, we can recommend to the Photoshop that is so far the unbeaten and best image editing tool. Only manual editing in Photoshop can maintain soft edges, embedded transparency (holes), numerous curves, soft shadows, shape, etc. exactly how you want.

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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
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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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