An online tool that can remove image backgrounds instantly has been officially adapted for Photoshop. Previously, the same process required numerous steps and often ended up being a tedious process. However, despite the advancement, images still face the same size restriction issue as the previous online counterpart.
Downloaded from Adobe Exchange, the remove.bg for Adobe Photoshop plug-in comes with various plans. The free package permits one “HD” image and 50 API calls (through Adobe Photoshop) each month. Free users are also allowed an unlimited number of “regular” images through remove.bg website. The issue arises in that a regular image is only .25 megapixels (625×400 pixels), thus limiting its usability.
Equally, a “large” images maxes out at 10 megapixels (4,000×2,500 pixels), meaning this tool is likely to only be utilized for minor web images and graphics. As SLR Lounge point out, most phone cameras are larger than 10 megapixels. Their team reached out to Remove.bg and received the following:
The limitation of 10 Megapixels is due to technical reasons. Higher resolutions require exponentially more processing resources — both time, hardware, and scalable systems. We are working on support for higher resolutions in the future though, particularly for use in photography, where working with higher than 10-megapixel images is very common.
Remove.bg’s masking tool is pretty accurate, although of course not perfect. Their current price plans range erratically from $9 per month up to nearly $10,000 per month.