Background Removal tool in Office 2010

Background Removal is a new feature in Office 2010 that makes cumbersome process of selecting and removing portions of the image, quick & easy. To do this, insert a picture from Insert -> Picture, keeping the picture selected, click “Remove Background” button in Picture Tools’ll start process. First off, Background Removal tries to figure out what portion of your picture’s foreground, portion […]

Background Removal is a new feature in Office 2010 that makes cumbersome process of selecting and removing portions of the image, quick & easy. To do this, insert a picture from Insert -> Picture, keeping the picture selected, click “Remove Background” button in Picture Tools’ll start process. First off, Background Removal tries to figure out what portion of your picture’s foreground, portion to keep, and which’s background, portion to remove. As you can see in the pic, our goal is to isolate the flower; You’ll notice that the marquee is inset slightly by default, we’ll need to adjust shape and size of marquee as per our requirement. Background removal figures out what you wanted and isolates the flower, which results in everything but the flower being removed. Since the system Background Removal uses to isolate foreground objects from the background isn’t simply based on color choices or contrast values, it can extract even similarly-colored objects from the background. And after this you can apply any artistic effects available and it will be applied only to the Foreground picture. Also one crop the portion wanted using crop tool.