A few years ago Photoshop came out with a tool to erase background objects from photos. Then a bunch of single purpose Mac apps that did the same thing came out. Here’s another one. This one erases the background from a photo, Photoshop style, but for much less.
Yes, I use Photoshop. Not because I want to, but because I have to. It’s part of the job and that means there’s enough money coming in to pay Adobe’s monthly extortion fees.
I also have a growing collection of inexpensive one-trick pony apps that cost a few dollars each. I’m afraid to add up the price as it might equal the cost of Photoshop.
The latest to grace my Mac’s screen is a one-hit wonder, one-trick pony app called Background Eraser.
Can you guess what it does?
Yes, friends and neighbors, boys and girls, guys and gals, Background Eraser makes it just a little easier to erase an unwanted background on a photo.
If you want more, you’ll need Photoshop. If you want it to erase an object in the background, you’ll need Snapheal.
Tools are simple and effective. The learning curve is modest but trial and error is the name of the game. Choose the eraser tool. Choose to save the photo with or without a background color. Erase the areas you don’t want to see.
Done. That’s it.
You can zoom into an area to make sure the erasing is complete, and you’ll need to have a cursory understanding of masks and how erasing works, but it’s difficult to imagine that erasing a background could be any easier or less expensive.