PhotoScissors - Remove Background From Image
Developer: Maxim Gapchenko
Current Version: 4.0
Last Updated: 15 days ago
Download Size: 16.1 MB - Download
PhotoScissors - Instantly Remove Background From Your Photos!
PhotoScissors background removal tool can easily extract objects and remove background from photos. All you need is to draw some foreground and background and algorithm takes care of details.
Top Reasons to use PhotoScissors:
*Instantly remove complex background from photos
*Easily separate foreground from background
*Add effects to the background or foreground
*Move object on the photo
*Remove background around hair
*Remove background from transparent objects
*No limits by image size
*Cutting out objects
*Creating isolated images with colored or transparent backgrounds
*Remove background for eBay or Etsy listings
*Set background to any color include transparent
*Easy to get use & get started
*Preparing pictures of commodities for online shops
*Supports all popular graphic formats (PNG, JPG...)
*No technical or designer skills are required
*Added alpha-matting tool for transparent or semi-transparent objects(hair, glass...)
*Added shortcuts for tools
*Added pixelate filter
*Added negative filter
*Added option to save default options
*Added option to save/load user marks
*Added option to save alpha mask
*Improved usability and stability
Most Helpful Reviews
Great Product - I have been looking for something like this for years. The program is easy to run, does what it says it will do, and very glrad I purchased the programm.
Got it on sale, and still didn’t like it. - I use clipping magic, but decided to give this a try because it’s an app, rather than connecting to a website. I am not an expert, but have clipped plenty of photos for my work. I followed the directions, which sounded like clipping magic… green what you want, red what you don’t. Easy! Well, after applying red to literally every part of a photo I didn’t want, the app still did not recognize that I didn’t want those portions of the photo. I then tried a simpler photo, where everything I didn’t want was one color and my object was a different color. It was a terrible result. The app took a lot of ‘thinking’ time to make it’s decisions. I finally gave up. The time spent compared to any of the photo editing software or clipping magic was unrealistic for me. I like to have an object ready in a short amount of time. If you like fiddling around to make your selection just right and time isn’t important, perhaps this is for you.
More Reviews for Current Version
Not impressed - even at .99 - If it only works on some images than it doesn’t matter what it costs. Maybe it works on super simple images but the ones I tried it did about 80 - 90% right. Too much work to clean up the rest. It took me a while to figure out that the processing occurs in the background. Because the processing takes a bit of time (even on my fast machine), its not immediately obvious. No need to look for a “Start button, there isn’t one. I’ll try a few more images and report
Fun program, easy for memeing - I’m sure with more advanced photo software you can get more realistic effects, but this is a breeze to use. Yes, you may have to go back and forth on hair and shirt if there isn’t great contrast, but AFAIK that doesn’t hurt the results any. Open a picture, cut out what you want, save, open in the standard Mac image “Preview” app, copy, open destination image, paste, and adjust the dimensions. Overall pleased and will use again.
Could be better... - Purchased on sale for $0.99 and still trying to determine if it’s valuable at that price point. I’ve tried a bunch of pictures, comparing effectiveness and time using this app vs. Pixelmator (on the same pics). I also took a look at Clipping Magic, which someone below mentioned. Summary: It’s not more efficient than tools I already have, but it can come close to doing the job if you don’t have anything else. Note that even Preview can do very basic bg removal at this point. For $0.99, this app may give you enough value, but you’re trading HD space for it. If you don’t have a good image editor, sure - go for it. Pros: It can roughly do the job. The ability to feather and offset are nice to have easily accessbile. The basic functions are straightforward. I think they’re trying to improve, but this needs to be rebuilt on a Mac to get the speed and intuitiveness up to par. It may be good for people who really don’t know how to use PS, Pixelmator, etc. Cons: The alternatives are better. Overall, it’s just not great. It’s *very* sluggish. Sometimes I don’t even see chages take effect at all. I really can’t figure out how they came up with the example pictures, even using the basic backgrounds shown. For the snowglobe example, I’d really have to see a video proving that they used this app to believe it’s capable. Clipping Magic, an online tool, was faster to render and much more adept at removing backgrounds for me. Of course, you’re paying if you want to download those pics…but the time tradeoff may be worthwhile. Clipping Magic also lets you mark the “after” picture (the right picture) so that you don’t have to look back and forth. Basically, you can mark on either side. You cannot do this in Photoscissors. On complex pictures, Pixelmator (which is much basically like a Mac-native version of Photoshop) is much more effective, WAY faster, and has many more tools to get the job done. Questionable: It looks like version 4 has been around since at least 2015, so I’m not sure why the App Store shows an August 2017 update. Maybe only the PC version was updated back then? UPDATE: In respose to Developer’s comments: ""Thank you for feedback, but please try to be more objective. PhotoScissors working at original image resolution, but Clipping magic is not that is why it can be little faster. Does Pixelmator have the same feature as PhotoScissors? Are you able to remove background with several rough strokes?. . .”: I would really love for Photoscissors to be awesome…it would just make my workflow much more efficient. However, I stand by my comments. The worst part being how sluggish it is. The reason I brought up Pixelmator is because, among all the other functions, it was FASTER and more at doing the job that Photoscissors is meant to do. Pixelmator is able to remove backgrounds with several rough strokes (via its quick selection tool and color selection tool). Just like Photoscissors, it didn’t do the job with just a few rough strokes, but it did come closer. I tried at least 5 different images, both complex and relatively simple. Photoscissors has some features that should make it easier, but it just doesn’t work well enough yet. If the app performed faster, it would make the extra work less of an issue. The green, red and yellow tools are great tools. They just need to be more effective. I appreciate the diligence and continued work on the app and I’m looking forward to its improvements.