Photo editing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 2thdoc, May 11, 2012.

  1. 2thdoc, May 11, 2012
    Last edited: May 11, 2012

    2thdoc macrumors newbie

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    What's available for Mac to edit backgrounds in digital photos. Specifically, I need to remove all background images from multiple shots for use in an instructional format; Tai-Chi moves, for example, shot in a cluttered gym?
    p.s. this is my 1st post on MacRumors.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    As Jessica stated, Photoshop Elements or Pixelmator would be the cheap way to do it, but in all honestly it would be MUCH easier to reshoot the shots in front of a white backdrop or something.
     
  4. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    To really do this you need to control the background. For that you will need some way to hang a background you can later remove, or use a background material that can be lived with.

    If you already have the shots then plan on spending a good deal of team masking and cutting out the foreground (it will be easier than removing the background).

    Regarding software, you could try the options provided so far, you could try GIMP (will need X11 I think) or you could get Photoshop Elements.
     

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