If you’re tired of firing up Photoshop for lightweight graphic editing tasks, this tiny equipment is good news for you. named
Remove.bg, it can clear out the backdrop of a graphic in seconds, no lassoing or any other editing hassle required. Because it uses AI trained on images of people, Remove.bg only works on photos of humans for now, immediately separating subject from backdrop and leaving your graphic clean and prepared for whatever you plan to do with it.
While Remove.bg has attracted a bit of attention before, we noticed it this moment around when Twitter user Matt Haughey tested it out on Gritty, everyone’s best-loved ambiguously anthropomorphic leftist meme. And it worked! Gritty is people, too.
When we tested it, we were impressed by its ability to account for pesky, feathery hair without making a graphic look jagged and amateurish. Even if you’ve been using it for ages, dealing with hair can be tricky and moment-consuming in Photoshop. Best to shave it off.According to Remove.bg’s website, the creators were similarly fed up with the moment and resource-intensive process of leveraging tough graphic-editing program for trivial editing tasks:
Initially we had plans to build an app that uses the generated transparent images as the basis for something else. Given the promising results we thought: Why not release the backdrop removal algorithm as-is, as an equipment for the many designers, photographers, artists and other people who regularly need to remove backgrounds from images? So that’s what we did.
Since the release of remove.bg we have received a lot of superb feedback and we are currently making plans for the future of the equipment. We don’t have definite announcements about this yet, the only thing that’s clear is: We want to keep benefaction the current service free of charge on a permanent basis.
On the About page, its creators also reassure users that they aren’t training AI on images edited with the equipment. That’s it, no capture, it just works. We need more things that just work.