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  • InPixio PhotoClip 7 Works

    Posted on May 14th, 2016 admin No comments

    I almost never recommend products or brands.  But I recently tested the free version of InPixio PhotoClip 7 and was so impressed that I bought the full version the same day.

    dancing1-lgPhotoClip consists of two components: Eraser and Cutter

    Photo Eraser lets you remove unwanted elements from a photo.  Depending on how much you want to remove, and how much time you want to spend at it, and what the background is behind the removed bit is, the software works well and often amazingly well.   "The technical features of Photo Clip automatically identify the sections of an image that need to be filled in and make your new photo look natural and seamless," says the InPixio site.  What that means is that you can just click on or outline the part to be removed, then click Erase.

    This works best when the background is fairly simple, such as sand or water or sky.   The examples on the InPixio site are all of this type.  Certainly, these are quick and easy to do.dancing1-lg_cut-out cropped

    Here are two photos, before and after, done with Erase:   The background of the dancers was really busy, so this took some work.  First, I cropped the photo to only the central couple.  Next, I removed parts on the floor, which left "floor colored" background on the bottom.  Next I removed the photos on the wall (which left a "wall colored" background.  Finally I removed the man in the white shirt and jeans, then the fellow in purple shirt and black pants.  I couldn't just click the white shirt, because the software then removed the lady's white blouse.  I had to "lasso" each part I wanted removed. Took a while, but you see the result at right, the isolated dancers.

    Yes, you can do this in PhotoShop or Gimp, but this is single-purpose software that works.

    Dancers clip 2The second part is Photo Cutter.  Inaptly named, this lets you take what's left after you've finished erasing (or any other image) and superimpose it onto another image, creating a photomontage such as my dancers at left, placed over a romantic golden haze.  The foreground image can be manipulated - resized, inverted, reversed, etc. -

    test for removal_cut-out 2

    The montage at right was created using both parts.  First, I removed the doggie (a real photo bomb, that!) with Eraser,  then superimposed the "bombed" original over top of the cleaned version with Cutter, so that you can compare the two.  This particular image took only seconds to create.  With a quick glance at the corner where the dog was-- and possibly even after some careful study--you'd never know the image was reworked.

    Because I so seldom review or recommend a product, I think you can safely conclude that I like this one, and have used it often in the week I've had it.

     

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