An Easier Way to Remove Backgrounds of Photos Online
(Works great even if you can't use Photoshop and alike tools)
With today's availability of photographing capabilities taking shots is easy as never before. Taking a picture requires as little as pressing a button on your smartphone. You can even apply effects and artistic filters to the result. And this is great as long as you publish the photo on Instagram. But what if you need more? What if you want to upload the photo on a serious website, or to stick it to a resume, or to use it as a corporate profile avatar picture? You need some better background for your photograph, then.
And now meet the problem: the photo has bad or ruined background which you need to get rid of, but you can't work in Photoshop or Gimp, and even Picasa is too much for you. What to do? Use PhotoScissors! This online photo editing tool removes background of an image in a blink.
Step 1: Upload the photo
Open PhotoScissors online and click the upload button. Select the local image you want to strip of its background and upload it.
Step 2: Mark foreground and background
Now that you see the photo on the screen, you need to mark where foreground and background is. And this is easier than it sounds. In PhotoScissors you have two tools for that: the green marker and the red marker. The first one denotes areas that belong to the foreground objects, and the red marker denotes background scenery.
So, first click the green market tool and mark the foreground, then select the red marker and mark the background the same way. No need to hunt for every pixel, though. A few general strokes are usually enough. You should end up with something like this:
See it? The right part of the screen instantly reflects changes you made, so you can see the image with the removed background almost the same seconds.
Step 3: Refine selection
PhotoScissors automatically detects borders of objects, but sometimes it may need help. Feathers, hair, objects of complex shapes or non-contrast objects may require you to make some manual adjustments. Add green and red strokes here and there, play with smoothness or feathering to achieve the best result.
Note that you can subtract a part of green or red markup using the Eraser tool if necessary.
When you are done, click the Save button and save the result as a PNG file. That was easy, wasn't it? Using PhotoScissors this way you can remove background from portraits, replacing it with transparent background, solid color background or place another image on the back.