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batch change background product photos to white - help

New Here ,
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hello,

 

I am thinking of buying photoshop, but I would like to know if this would work.

 

I have to remove the background of product images (Clothing) and change it to solid white. 

The Products are colourful and  in front of a white wall.

Since i have to edit a lot of pictures regulary, i am looking for a way to automate this process.

 

 

I need to save them as .jpg files!

 

Would this be possibe with photoshop? Removing the original background and replace it with white on several photos at once? 

 

I have the pictures as .jpg.

 

Thank you !

 

 

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Let me be blunt: If you start with jpg the process does not seem to be implemented great to begin with. 

 

I recommend that you avail yourself of the free 7-day-trial of Photoshop. 

The clipping of the objects is the crux; Photoshop’s Select > Subject may suffice for your needs or manual improvements may be necessary, no way to say for sure for anyone but you. 

 

Please post a couple of sample images. 

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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people have been using Photoshop for decades to do exactly that.

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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But whether full automation works reasonably well depends on the images. 

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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people have been using Photoshop for decades to do exactly that.


By @Earth Oliver

 

Yes, but new user without any prior experience with Photoshop, looking for an automated way? That's not very realistic and sounds like a road to disaster to me. It takes a little more than that.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Yes, I think it's fair to say you can't expect to use Photoshop to automate something until you can do it accurately manually. This may take practice, training and experience.

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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I'm a product photographer and I have a number of actions and scripts that mostly automate cleaning up a white background.

Having said that: I have 39 years of photography experience and have been using Photoshop since version 2.5. I know how to properly light and shoot an image to get a white background, and I know how to manually mask an image with path and selection tools if needed.

My suggestion for a newbie would be to look into plug-ins, if you absolutely MUST automate this process. Get the book Light Science and Magic and learn how to light, this will make things SO MUCH easier.

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Since the OP mentioned that the images are jpg I suspect they are not the one doing the photographing. 

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Yeah, working with JPEGs is risky. I do it sometimes but again, I know the limitations.

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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I just posted on another related thread:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/jpeg-with-outline-path-to-transparent...

That thread inspired me to make something that should do the job. It's fresh out of the oven, started only hours ago, so it could have glitches still. Just let me know any problems. The code is free open source but nearly 700 lines so below is a link to download. Also I'll attached an image. If this solves the problem, I'd appreciate marking it as the answer. Thanks.

http://www.marspremedia.com/software/photoshop/batch-web-images

 

batch-web-images-02.png

William Campbell

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