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Remove Backgrounds from Photos without Photoshop

One of the very first Photoshop skills we learned in my tenth grade photojournalism class was cropping the background out of images. I hated it. It was extremely time consuming, and the magnetic lasso tool never seemed to want to cooperate with me.

Nearly a decade later, the tools have gotten better, but there still isn't a quick and simple way for people without polished photo-editing skills to remove the background from an image. But James Diebel and Jacob Norda, the team behind a new free web app called Clipping Magic, hope to change that by doing it for you almost instantaneously.

or you can try a tool given below


Remove Backgrounds from Photos without Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop contains tools like the background eraser and an extract filter to help you quickly erase complicated background images from digital photographs.

Want to do something similar but without Photoshop ?

cut background image

Just upload your picture to FotoFlexer, an online photo editor, and open the Geek tab. There you’ll find an intelligent tool called "Smart Scissors" that works much like the Magnetic Lasso selection tool of Photoshop.

Remove Backgrounds from Photos without PhotoshopDraw a rough boundary around the image that you want to separate from the background and you will notice that "Smart Scissors" magically snaps the curves to the nearest edge (see screenshot on the right).

Once satisfied with the selection, click "Create Cutout" and you’re done.

You can use this free FotoFlexer service to extract picture of a particular person from some group photograph or you want to merge two photos – cut a portion from the first image using Smart Scissors and place in over the second picture.

The cutouts can be saved as JPGs or a PNG so I guess it maintains the transparency as well. Have fun.

Remove Backgrounds from Photos without Photoshop

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