It’s a busy week for advancing technologies. If AI being able to create scarily realistic portraits wasn’t enough, a new website allows users to remove the backgrounds of their images entirely free – and in seconds.
In what will undoubtedly be particularly useful for those lacking in Photoshop skills, remove.bg allows you to upload an image, before it automatically removes the background in approximately 5 seconds.
What’s particularly noticeable from testing it out is how the service managed to distinguish fine hairs from the background, and has included them in the final image. That’s tricky to get right even for someone with relative skill, and there’s no denying it’d take significantly longer to perform manually.
Newspaper editorial staff will likely benefit, since they often cut out images in order to place text and titles around them, and are usually doing so while working to tight deadlines. Remove.bg allows even journalists with zero photo editing or graphic design experience can lay up their images accordingly.
It’s not perfect though, as you can see with from the below example. That being said, the accuracy will be more than adequate for most of the general public, and the technological advancements must sure be applauded.
Test it out at remove.bg and let us know what you think!
All images my own.