Photo Program For Editing The Background On Cake Pictures

Decorating By Rocketstarmom Updated 18 May 2009 , 3:53pm by Adria_NyxxTX

Rocketstarmom Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:05pm
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Would anyone have a photo program they can suggest that can be used to crop out the background on cake photos? I am looking for something that is quick and relatively easy. Thanks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:35pm
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I use Paint Shop Pro. It's easy to work with, but to take the background totally out takes forever. I've found that it's easier to just make sure I take a picture with nothing else in it (usually I put the cake board on a piece of fabric on my ottoman to take the picture) and then crop it to the size that I want.

Some people tack up a piece of fabric so it covers the wall and the counter, then set the cake on it, so they can get a background with no line in it.

artscallion Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:52pm
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I also use Paint Shop Pro. It's one of the best graphics, photo editing programs you can get for less than a fortune. It does everything that Adobe PhotoShop (the $700-$1000 graphics industry standard) does, but in a more user friendly way at a fraction of the cost.

I also usually prop up a white canvas board or foam core board behind the cake to block out the background. Then I use Paint Shop to correct any saturation/contrast/brightness/sharpness/whatever issues so that it ends up accurately representing my cake.

Doug Posted 17 May 2009 , 11:25pm
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try PhotoFlitre --

free!

has a "magic wand" tool that makes taking out large sections of very similar areas most easy!

http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm

I use this to clean up my sketches and photos all the time!

summernoelle Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:44pm
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Thanks Doug! I've never heard of that program.

Adria_NyxxTX Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:53pm
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I use photoimpression 4. It came with a little digital camera I bought and it has tons of stuff you can do to the pics, including the little magic wand to cut around the object you want and crop the rest.

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