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Background Burner: A Web App That Cuts Out Subjects in Photos

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It’s probably safe to say many — if not all — of us know how to remove a background from an image in order to separate the subject of that image. But, thanks to a convenient website called Background Burner, the process has been simplified for when you need speed more than specificity.

By analyzing the image you upload, Background Burner presents you with a few separate options for what part of the photograph you’d like to remove. Once you’ve selected the option you deem most appropriate, you can touch it up a bit with the brushes within the web app, and you’re good to go.

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The results are far from perfect, but they’re definitely acceptable for when it’s only going to be an extremely small element in a composition, or if you’re just posting a photo of something onto Craigslist or eBay and don’t feel like sinking the time or energy in a fancier photo editing program.

(via Addictive Tips via Lifehacker)