Review of Manual vs. Automated Photo Editing Tools to Remove Image Background – Simple Shaped Object Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background

Simple Shaped Object

Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background:

We here select a picture that has a few holes, curves, shadow and delicate edge, etc. Having a multi-color contrasting live background, it is pretty much laborious hard to remove the background perfectly in online automated tools without the manual touch up.

autoclipping_simple shape

In autoclipping.com, we have uploaded the image and tried to cut out the background automatically. But, notice that this tool has failed to do the job as we desire. There are a lot of shortcomings. It fails to detect the holes. It has also destroyed the pixels, soft edge and failed to maintain the drop shadow. It cannot work on the curved areas well.

Score for Auto Clipping: 40%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 2%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 3%
Re-utilization benefit 0%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 10%
Total 40.00%

 

burner bonanza_simple shape

Then, we try the same photo in Background Burner. It cannot remove the back drop perfectly, rather it creates some new defects. It destroys the holes, edge, resolution, and shadow as well. It offers some tools to touch up violating the commitment of automation.

Score for Background Burner: 41%

Breakdown:

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 3%
Work on Curved Areas 3%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 6%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 5%
Background Color on Subject 4%
Skills Required for Editing 4%
Total 41.00%

 

clippingmagic_simple shape

Next, we have uploaded the above egg photo at clippingmagic.com with a view to removing the background. This automatic tool is pretty good at removing the back drop. But, it does not work properly. It has ruined the pixel and quality of the picture. It ruins soft edge and shadow. They are providing some options to apply shadow effect which violets automation theory.

Score for Clippingmagic: 45%

Breakdown:

 

Performance Fields Marks
Working with Soft Edges 4%
Work on Curved Areas 5%
Work on Shadows 0%
Maintain Image Resolution 4%
Time it takes 10%
Work on Holes 4%
Re-utilization benefit 2%
Securing subject pixel 4%
Background Color on Subject 5%
Skills Required for Editing 7%
Total 45.00%

 

manual_simple shape

 

Anyway, being dissatisfied with the first three automatic tools, we have tried the same photo in Photoshop. We want to remove the background manually. We select the main object creating path by pen tool. We delete the unwanted background and add shadow properly. Finally, we have got our desired image with exact pixels, soft drop shadows, delicate edge, and the quality of the original photo. It looks professional than the before three.

Score for Manual Photo Editing: 82%

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 2%
Work on Holes 10%
Re-utilization benefit 10%
Securing subject pixel 10%
Background Color on Subject 8%
Skills Required for Editing 2%
Total 82.00%

 

Object Background Manual AC BB CM
Group Shot Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background: 82% 40% 41% 45%

 

Conclusion: In case of this photo, again the manual photoshop editing wins the competition. The images used in the business purposes must be of high end quality. The images for the ecommerce business should be according to their standard. However, automated tools cannot remove the background well. On the other hand, photoshop can remove the background nicely as needed for the various media.

 

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Single Color Contrasting Gradient Background Basic-shaped object
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Multi-Color Contrasting Live Background Basic-shaped object
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Single & Same or Similar Color Background Basic-shaped object
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Single & Same or Similar Color Gradient Background Basic-shaped object
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Single & Same or Similar Multi-Color Background Basic-shaped object
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Special Case: Transparent Subject, Translucent Subject, Blurry Background

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