Processing Modes

Different types of images need different algorithms to best remove their backgrounds. Clipping Magic automatically detects what type of image you are working on and selects the appropriate Processing Mode.

Photo Mode

Clipping Magic's Normal Photo Mode works great on a wide variety of photographs of real-world subjects. Photo Mode is the default catch-all mode and is available on all images.

Clip Tip:

If you only clip photos, you can make Normal Photo Mode the default for new images.

Graphics Mode

Logos and other computer-generated artwork, especially small font text, can benefit greatly from Graphics Mode.

In Graphics Mode, Clipping Magic identifies the various flat colors present in your image. Marks applied to these colors then affect the entire image, and not just the region marked. This makes it a lot easier to remove flat backgrounds from graphics with lots of details where you'd normally have to mark a lot of little color pieces.

Clipping Magic automatically detects if your image is suitable for Graphics Mode, switches to it, and immediately produces a result.

This result may be precisely what you're looking for, and you can proceed to download it. You can of course use the red/green marks and the scalpel to make corrections as needed.

Graphics mode is only available for suitable images.

Changing Modes

The Processing Mode may be changed using the Mode Selection widget in the right-hand sidebar, as shown below.


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