Many times it may happen you want to extract a person from a photo and merge it with another picture or remove background in photo to cut out unnecessary details. Here are few free easy ways to remove backgrounds and extract objects from photos.
Remove Backgrounds in Photos or Extract Objects from Pictures
# Picture Cutout Guide (link) – Separates Objects from Background [Freeware]
The program allows you to extract objects by removing background in photos and to store it for later transfer to another photo; applies background effects. Picture Cutout Guide includes animated demo samples: the program features; indication the object boundary; simple background erase; the background effects; complex background erase; photomontage; rotation.
Separates solid objects from an arbitrary background, applies background effects (filling, shadowing, blur), allows transferring objects to another photo, makes a photomontage. Includes stepwise animated demo samples.
Another free and simple tool to remove background from photos is Instantmask.
# FotoFlexer (link) : Free Online Tool to Remove Background in Photos
Just upload any picture to FotoFlexer, and open Geek (tab). There click on a tool called "Smart Scissors" that works like the Magnetic Lasso selection of Photoshop.
You can use this free FotoFlexer tool to extract person from photo in a group photograph or remove background in photos to merge two photos — cut a portion from the first image using Smart Scissors and place in over the second picture.
# Using MS Office Word 2010 to Remove Background in Pictures
Microsoft Word 2010 comes with a handy new tool that narrows the gap between word processor and image editor. Word 2010 now has a background removal tool, although it’s pretty basic compared to Adobe Photoshop’s capabilities.
Insert a picture, go to Insert > Illustrations > Picture then Click on Picture Tools.
Now select the object to extract. The background becomes purple. Press Enter to remove background in photo.
# [Pro] Using Photoshop to Remove Background in Photos, Images – Extract a Person from Photo
If there are other methods you know to remove background in images or to extract people from photos let us know in comments.
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