Adding imagesTo add an image, either use the eponymous button or drag an image into the application. This also works when there's already an opened image and allows you to quickly process multiple images. Naturally, you can also use the "New Image" button at the bottom to open new images.
The user interface of Ashampoo Background Remover is split into two sections: object detection (Foreground) and background replacement (Background).
Object detection (Foreground)Objects are detected fully automatically upon adding images. The program always detects the central foreground subject.
Removing / Adding objectsNo algorithm is perfect which is why you can always remove or add objects manually using the brush tool. The selected area will be colored according to the currently selected brush mode.
First, select a mode (Remove or Add).
Then, hold down the left button and drag to paint over the pixels in your image you wish to exclude/include. Use "Brush width" to adjust the radious of the brush and "Background transparency" to adjust the visibility of the background.
ExampleIn the example, a bottom part of the fur was not recognized and is therefore added manually.
Applying / Discarding changes
Click the checkmark to apply your changes or the X to discard them. Click "Rest" to restore the original settings after object auto-detection.
Once object detection is finished, you can remove or replace the image background. You can also apply a Bokeh effect of varying strength.
For "Transparent", you can additionally adjust the opacity of the detected objects using the "Overlay transparency" slider. For "Blurred" (Bokeh), you can adjust the strength of the effect using the "Blur strength" slider.
Adjusting size and position of objects
Depending on the selected background mode, you can drag the circular marker in the center of your detected objects to reposition or the edge markers to resize them. Note that all detected objects will be processed as a single selection.
Rotating /Mirroring objects
Use the buttons to rotate all objects 90° (counter-)clockwise or to mirror them horizontally/vertically.
Saving / Exporting resultsYou can either save finished images to a file or copy them to the system clipboard e.g., to quickly insert them into image editing applications.
Click the white arrow to bring up the context menu to use this option.