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!
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.
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.
Thanks Doug! I've never heard of that program.
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.