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Background Eraser

By Daniele Murabito

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With Background Eraser you can easily remove any background from your photos. You no longer need to be a designer!

Drag or load the photo from your hard disk and then...

1. Choose the tool.
2. Choose whether to save the photo with or without a background.
3. Do your magic and save the image!

- Retina display support

What's New in Version 2.0

- New feature: Extract objects - With this tool you can easily remove any background!
- Bug fix


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Customer Reviews

Restore the last version please!!

The simplicity of the last version is what made it effective. Now your basically taking a specific “eraser” function from Photoshop and inserting it into this app. I understand that you wanted to improve what you previously had but now you lost the “quick” part of it. I liked the last version. Yes sometimes it removed too much but you could easily restore bits and pieces as needed. I’ve spent 30 min on one photo now and it still has another 30 min of work where your last version I could quickly remove the background and then clean it up in about 5 min. TOO MUCH of a good thing can be bad!

Horrible App

When I saw this app and read about it, I assumed there would be an option to automatically remove the backbround, but the actuality is you have to manually erase the background with a brush. Also, there are features that need a plugin and don’t work. I’m disappointed with this app, but that’s what you can expect for a $0.99 mac store app.

I would be glad to change my rating if the developer added this automatic function that removes background image. Hint Hint developer. You’ll get better reviews and revenue for the future if you do.

Waste of money

This app seems simple enough at the onset. But the controls are very confusing and there’s no documentation included in the app or on the website. Step 3 (as listed in the app description above and also on the website says “do your magic” but I dont know what this step is to remove the background. Also, there’s no magic lasso type tool to auto select all areas of a similar color to keep or remove.

Background Eraser
View in Mac App Store
  • $1.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 2.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later

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