How it works?

The biggest value of Autoclipping is that you do not have to download any additional software to edit your pictures online. You do not have to subscribe as we also provide a pay-as-you-go and a limited free option!

Simple background removal with background and foreground brushes

In the left-hand view of the editor, mark the background with the red brush and the foreground with the green brush.

When you have makred the foreground and the background, you can see the results of background removal in the right-hand view of the editor. In the left-hand side, a yellow contour marks the border between the foreground and the areas made transparent.

Productivity tip: Use the right mouse button to quickly switch between the most commonly used tools.

Precision subpixel level path editing using the scalpel tool

Somestimes, simply marking the foreground and background is not enough to get a clean and nice cutout, especially when the foreground object and the background are of similar color and the picture has low contrast.

In those cases, the scalpel tool should be used. This tool has subpixel precision and can be used to fix irregularities in the clipping path. It can follow straight lines, corners and curves.

Removing foreground and background brush strokes with the erase tool

Sometimes, when you make a background or foreground brush stroke, you don't get the exact result you want. You can remove the unwanted strokes with the erase tool and try again.

Undoing a stroke deletion or any other action by using the undo button

You can undo a stroke deletion or any other action by using the undo button. If you change your mind you can always use the redo button to restore the previous state.

Focusing on details in different parts of the image using the pan and zoom tools.

Use the to focus on different parts of the image. You can zoom in and out of the image by using the zoom in zoom out buttons. Use the zoom to fit button to reposition the entire image into full view.

Productivity tip: Use the mouse scroll wheel to quickly zoom in and out of the image. The brush size takes into account the zoom level and makes editing details a breeze. Combine this with the right mouse button to switch between tools and you can refine your clipping path with ease.

Adjusting the brush size.

Use the brush size dropdown to adjust the width of the foreground and background marking strokes.

Setting the background color.

Use the menu to set the image background. Choose a specific color by clicking on the text field containing a HTML color code and use the color picker. If you have a specific color you want to set you can enter the exact HTML color code into the text field. If you want the background to be transparent, click on the "Dark grid" or "Light grid" option. Trancparency can only be achieved by choosing the PNG image format when downloading. The JPG format does not encode transparency information and defaults to a white background when no background color is set.

Adjusting the color balance

Use the dialog to adjust the brightness and contrast of the result. You can also adjust the individual color channels. For example, you can turn down the green and blue channels to make the image look warmer, or lessen the red channel to give it a colder look. Use the button to restore the original color balance.

Rotating the image

Use the dialog to adjust the rotation of the image. You can flip it horizontally by rotating it either by -90° or 90°. Rotate by -180° to flip it vertically.

Cropping the image

Use the tool to cut out a specific part of the image. You can also use the crop tool without removing the background of an image. The on screen cropping tool shows you the width, height and size of the selected area in megapixels (MP)

Adding shadows

Use the tool to add a shadow to your result. To enable the shadow, set the opacity of the shadow to a value greater than 0%. The greater the opacity the darker the shadow. If you want to disable the shadow set the opacity to 0%. Use the blur shadow value to blur the contour of the shadow being cast. You can manipulate the offset of the shadow using the on screen shadow adjustment tool.

Refining edges

Use the dialog to refine the edges of the clipping path.

The smoothing parameter eliminates jagged edges, the greater the the value, the rounder the resulting contours.

The feathering parameter specifies how sharply the object is cut out. The smaller the value, the sharper the edge. The greater the value, the softer the edge.

The offset parameter shrinks the clipping path. In combination with higher values of the featrhering parameter, it can be used to cut out objects with softer, blurrier edges without creating a halo due to some of the backround bleeding into the foreground.