Fast Company: MIT’s new tool erases anything (or anyone) from old photos. “We’re all guilty of the Crop. You know, that group photo where you look so good that–sorry bestie, apologies grandma, see ya, ex–you carefully crop the other person out. But what if there was a tool that could erase people and things automatically–a magic wand that could do hours of imperfect Photoshop work in an instant? Now, thanks to an MIT Media Lab project led by Matt Groh, that tool is real–if still imperfect.” Really imperfect, based on the results, but you gotta start somewhere.
MakeUseOf: 5 Easy Ways to Remove Backgrounds From Images Without Specialized Software. “Users might want to remove the background from an image for different reasons. If you’re selling things online, creating presentations, or even making collages, you can remove the background to highlight the object of the photo or to remove the distracting details. Instead of trying to accurately enclose a region with the Lasso or Magic Wand tools in Photoshop, you can easily remove the background with these web apps. The bonus being they’re either free or affordable for most people.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Create Social Media Images With Google Drawings. “Want to create social media images without purchasing expensive software? Looking for a solution you can access from any computer? In this article, you’ll learn how to create professional-looking images using Google Drawings.”
PDN: 13 Photo Editing Programs, From Classics To 360-Degree Image Retouching Tools. There is no intro; the site jumps right into the list of tools.
How-To Geek: The Best Online Photo Editors. “Whether you are making a Christmas card to send out for your holidays or making a fun collage to text your friends, you’ll need an image editing software. A few years ago, you’d had to download and install a dedicated software to edit images. But thanks to the advancement in web technology, it’s now possible to edit images right in the browser. Let’s take a look at few of the best online photo editors available.”
MakeUseOf: No More Photoshop: 5 No-Signup Image Editors on the Web. “It is a pain to fire up Photoshop, Pixelmator, or GIMP for a simple task like resizing some photos or blurring sensitive information in an image. Well, you don’t need to. Use these websites to do your job in a jiffy. I’m a big fan of doing common web tasks without signing up. Apart from the convenience, it’s also a big step in protecting your privacy online, especially when you realize how much information websites store about you.”
Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Online Photo Editors You Can Use for Free . “Adobe Photoshop is the obvious go-to when it comes to photo-editing software, but there are plenty of people who might not want to a) fork out all that money and b) download bulky software that uses a lot of hard drive space and memory. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can do advanced photo editing online, in your browser, for free. These are our picks of the best online photo editing you can use for free.”