*Magic* websites that removes background - HOW do they do it?

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*Magic* websites that removes background - HOW do they do it?

Post by jonathanjohnson100 » 2019-06-30T14:14:13-07:00

I came across this website: www.remove.bg.
It removes backgrounds. OMG. It's like magic.
I threw quite a few images and it gave a SUPER clean cut image with background removed with no dodgy cutting out.

The images that I gave had a beige background on 90% of the image (top part).
The bottom part had floorboard skirting and a lamenate floor which had random patterns.

This is real MAGIC!
Except... magic doesn't exist. :lol:
If they can do it on a website, then I know I can get the SAME result using ImageMagick.
+ I'm guessing some clever people have already written many scripts to do the EXACT same with little effort?

Any pointers would be great.

Thanks.

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Re: *Magic* websites that removes background - HOW do they do it?

Post by fmw42 » 2019-06-30T15:09:21-07:00

Actually this is a difficult task. It requires some special code that may include artificial intelligence / deep learning. I have never seen anything like that before that does not require some user interaction. So it must be quite complex. I have spent quite some time experimenting with background removal and am quite impressed. But have no idea how they do that.

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Post by jonathanjohnson100 » 2019-06-30T16:04:47-07:00

oh darn it! grrr!

i was hoping there was some other code to match it out there!

i've just spent 10-15 minutes trying other websites.
this websites beats all other hands down. it's pretty awesome.

but i cant still believe there is a 'magic sauce' that no one else has! :)

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Post by fmw42 » 2019-06-30T17:37:24-07:00


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Re: *Magic* websites that removes background - HOW do they do it?

Post by jonathanjohnson100 » 2019-06-30T19:19:31-07:00

I've been reading those links in the past 10-15 minutes
hmmm... seems as though you were correct.
one of the links is about an article on that website.
the first link is really a good read.
i'll try out the python code links you gave.
THANKS!

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