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Photoshop users probably already know that the Magic Wand tool is the easiest way to remove a background from a photo, provided that the image has clearly defined edges. It works optimally when there’s a fair amount of contrast between your background and foreground as well as when one of these elements is a solid flat color. For those looking for an even quicker and free alternative, there’s Remove.bg, a website that uses “sophisticated AI technology to detect foreground layers and separate them from the background.” Read more for additional examples and information.
To further improve the results, the programmers even added several additional algorithms for extra refinement, like to improve fine details and prevent color contamination. Why does it only work with photos that have at least one person? The AI is trained to detect persons as foreground and everything else as background. Try it out here.
“In the future we want to support other kinds of images as well, such as product images. You can upload images of any resolution. However, for performance reasons the output image is limited to 500 × 500 pixels,” according to the website.