Today, smartphones are becoming more and more powerful. With their capabilities are matching with high-end desktop computers and laptops, people started using their smartphones to do plenty of things.
Right from photography, videography to editing photos and videos, people prefer smartphones as a go-to device. Therefore many developers are aiming to developed mobile versions of popular softwares and features to use on mobile devices.
If you imagine editing photos and videos on mobile devices, it is a very tricky thing, as for the many enhancements in pictures and videos. You have to rely on bigger machines, i.e., Laptops or Desktop computers. But now everything is on your fingertips.
In this article, I will be covering up a simple feature which plays a significant role when you are editing photos or videos using your smartphones. The feature we called is Background Remover.
Though all the major video editing apps on smartphones are coming with ‘Chroma Key’ options, which allow you to remove the background of the footage, when it comes to eliminating the background of still images with multi-colored background, things are getting complicated.
Therefore, today I will be throwing some light on the best apps which you can use to remove the background of images.
A quick walkthrough of Applications
- Adobe Photoshop Mix
- Background Eraser
- Ultimate Background Eraser
- Remove BG by Cute Wallpapers Studio
Now, let’s check them one by one and see which one is the best to remove the background of images on your smartphones. So in this testing, I am using a Huawei Mate 20 Pro without any pen or pencil. Therefore the result of removing the background will be precisely similar as you might get when you use these apps.
Note This comparison based on the usage of these applications on the Android version only.
Adobe Photoshop Mix
Adobe Photoshop is the app by Adobe. If you don’t know about whom they are just entering, an “Adobe” word in Google will help you to understand Adobe. Let me brief you about Adobe, and it is one of the largest and top software development company when it comes to photo and video editing or any graphics or desktop publications. They are the market leader for so many years.
Adobe Photoshop is the by far the best software when it comes to photo mixing, editing, and obviously in the background removal of an image on Windows or Mac. But what about the Android and iOS did you get the same experience on your fingertips?
I have been using Adobe Photoshop for Photo Editing, mixing, and to remove backgrounds of the images for the last 15 years. I found this software is second to none. But when you talk about the software’s mobile version, it lacks behind than a few other apps out on the market.
First of all, the main Photoshop app has divided into a few different apps like Photoshop Express, Photoshop Mix, and Photoshop Sketch. You can’t fit in all those features in a single mobile device application.
So the app I will be considering during this comparison is the Photoshop Mix only. This app allows us to mix and to remove the background of the image.
The interface of the Adobe Photoshop Mix app on Android is simple but doesn’t look modern by any angle. You have that three-line slide right menu and the plus button at the bottom to add images from different sources. That reminds me of the Android Lollipop based apps.
I would rate Adobe Photoshop Mix 3.5 points out of 5. Thought the app gets 4.1 ratings by the users in Google Play Store. You can remove the background of the images, no doubt about that. But every time you don’t get those green screen background images. So here I was expecting Pen Tool or the Quick Selection Tool, but sadly you don’t get these in the app.
Background Eraser by handyCloset Inc. is the app dedicated to removing the background of the image only. I mean, there is nothing you can do except removing the background of the picture. The app is rated 4.6 in the Google Play Store and has more than 50M downloads. It is by far the best app to remove the background of the images using your Android smartphones.
The interface of the app is straightforward and relatively minimalistic and very easy to use. It doesn’t look outdated like Adobe Photoshop Mix.
The overall experience to remove background in the Background Eraser app is fantastic. I mean, you get variety in eliminating the background. The best thing I like about the app is the option to choose a white transparent background and black transparent background. It helps when removing small patches of light and dark colors.
The next thing is the tools that you get to remove the image background. You get as many as four tools to remove the image background. The first one is Extract that will erase the background. The second one is Auto, the best tool to remove solid color background like a green screen. The third one is my favorite, the Magic tool. This is what I was expecting in Adobe Photoshop Mix. The magic tool is the tool that lets you clear the edges by hovering on it. The fourth one is Manual, which is an eraser tool.
So get plenty of variety to remove image background in this app. Once you finished removing the background, you get a five-level edge softening feature to remove quirky looking edges. Therefore I rate this app above all the apps in the Google Play Store. No matter how complex your image background is, you can remove it with precision.
Ultimate Background Eraser
The Ultimate Background Eraser app from Iris Studio is another app to remove background of the image. This is another app to remove the background image only. The app is rated 4.7 stars in Google Play Store and has more than 1M downloads.
The interface is quite simple; in fact, the developers have used a single image and the option to choose a photo from gallery and camera. You also get a tutorial on the home screen. All you have to do is just tap on the Question Mark icon in case you skip the tutorial on the first launch.
The Iris Studio developers have kept the editing screen simple as well, and that is the reason why you get only three tools to remove the background. There is a Lasso like a tool, which they called the Extract tool, but it is tough to use as it draws the line as you move your finger.
The best tool is the Auto tool, which removes background like a champ. But for that, you need to have a solid or single color background. This app has struggled when there is are multiple colors in the image background.
The overall experience is a mixed bag, as a single color background can be removed with ease. You also get five edges softening feature, which comes handy to remove hard edges.
The Remove BG by Cute Wallpaper Studio is a multidimensional app. Which means you get different options to edit images. This app is not just a background remover app. However, also you get the opportunity to add custom background to the cutout images. The app is rated 4.6 Star in the Google Play Store and has more than 10M downloads.
This app offers a better home screen than the rest of the apps in this comparison. You get background remover as the first option. Then you have the opportunity to add custom background to the image. You also get an in-built photo editor app, Collage, Frame, and FreeStyle option. It is the perfect app to play with your pictures.
But what about the main feature that is background remover. Does this app stand out with the other on this list? Let’s check that out.
Background Remover editor is almost similar to what you get in the Ultimate Background Remover app. This app has an AI feature that automatically detects the face and the body of the image. But that is not accurate. Then you have to rely on the eraser tool to remove the remaining background.
You know how difficult it is to remove or erase the background with the help of an eraser. Your hand has to be very still; otherwise, you will face lots of problems.
This app has struggled even there is a single colored background and failed to deliver its primary purpose, i.e., to remove image background.
There are plenty of apps available in the Google Play Store, and I choose these apps on the ratings and capabilities to remove the background of the images. The reason to include Adobe Photoshop Mix in this comparison is the legacy behind the leading Adobe Photoshop software.
But it was a complete disappointment from Adobe. The rest of the three apps; I found it quite useful, and it depends on the image background color to separate them apart. If you are consistently producing green screen images or single-colored background images, then you can use any three apps other than Adobe Photoshop Mix. But if you are like me, who likes to remove the background of any image, whether it is a single, multicolor, or complex background image.
I would recommend you the Background Eraser by handyCloset Inc without any second thought. You get so much of the option to remove or erase the background. And it served the purpose of eliminating the background of the image.
That’s sums up the comparison here if you know any background remover app that you think is the best and worth comparing in this list. Do let me know in the comment section below. I will be more than happy to include it in this comparison.