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Giveaway of the day — Photo Background Remover 1.4

Clear digital shots from unwanted background in batch!
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User rating: 215 (81%) 51 (19%) 46 comments

Photo Background Remover 1.4 was available as a giveaway on December 9, 2015!

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Photo Background Remover helps to clear digital shots from unwanted background in batch. Manual removal is performed with the aim of two markers: a red marker is used to define the background area that will be removed, while green marker selects the area that will stay untouched. Automatic background removal doesn’t require any manual adjustments, the program will clear an image by itself. It also features watermark protection.
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System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

http://www.softorbits.com/photo-background-remover/

File Size:

12.9 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#22

thank you

Reply   |   Comment by george A. thompson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Nice article. I have send tons of pictures with Binfer several times. It’s a nifty little tool. An easy way to deliver photos to clients.

Reply   |   Comment by Ev Liddle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Problem-free installation on Windows 8.1 64-bit using Windows firewall with default settings and Avira Free Antivirus.
Attempted use on an image of an object photographed against a somewhat out-of-focus white sheet
(F/1.4 lens aperture, so shallow depth-of-focus). Automatic mode results were unacceptable.
Manually selecting foreground and background at several zooms was tedious but also problematic.

Reply   |   Comment by Oristo Po  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

"You mean you want me to UPGRADE my 80486 ??"

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Sry, the serial is not obtainable even when using whatsoever point.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I understand where your coming from for years i loved XP and was sad when it went away (so to speak) i did not even venture into Windows Vista (a train wreck IMO) i embraced Windows 7 actually really liked it Windows 8 and 8.1 had too many issues with the start button and driver issues . I obtained the newest developers copy of Windows 10 have been using it about a month so far no up vote or down vote . It seems to boot up faster than its previous predecessors . To each is own you use what works for you i have images of 7 and 8.1 on an external in case anything develops with 10 Have a great day all

Reply   |   Comment by DocPc  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#16

@xp-man - profit is what always motives them. Their switch left thousands of machines running out-of-date software with some commercial undertakings (banks' ATMs) having to negotiate a contract with MS to purchase custom support to extend the life of Windows XP until they can deploy an update. I understand that J P Morgan bought a one-year extension to give them time to implement a Windows 7 deployment. Strangely they were not opting for Windows 8 or 10 but 7. Wasn't Windows 10 secure enough?

@krypteller. You may think you're sitting safe with Windows 10 but there is no such thing as a risk-free environment. For all you know you could be hosting a massive scam or potential virus outbreak as their signatures may as yet be undetected so lay off our xp-man. The analogy with servicing the brakes of a motor-car is not the same. The option whether or not to have the efficiency of the brakes improved is under the user's control but Microsoft's withdrawal of the option to improve security is outwith the general user's control.

@Justkenny. Likewise FB Remover seems to work ok with Vista and no problems with installation. No need to turn off AVG or firewall this time. Greatest difficulty I found was in achieving an exact tracing. Although still found odd traces of red being left will keep this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#15

How this sort of software works & its limitations...

As the T-Shirt says: "There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't."

That actually sort of applies to any image you see on your Windows device -- every pixel either has a color or not [is black]. You've probably seen pixelated images online intended to be charmingly retro [they've even based a movie (Pixels) on them], and maybe surprisingly, that's what every digital image looks like if you zoom in, magnify the image far enough. The trick is the smaller you make the pixels, the less noticeable it becomes, e.g. 4k is better than HD is better than standard broadcast video &/or DVDs.

Digital cameras & scanners deal with the problem twice, because the original data captured is pixilated -- you have the same sort of grid arrangement with the sensor as you do with your display -- and it will be saved as a digital image that by its nature has to be pixilated as well.

To help deal with the fact that the only totally smooth lines are horizontal &/or vertical [matching the grid], besides making pixels smaller by increasing resolution, software blends adjacent pixels -- instead of having a black pixel next to a white one for example, you're far more likely to have several pixels of varying shades of gray in between them. And that's what makes life so difficult when you want to select the edge of an object in your digital photo or image... where do you make the cut off, i.e. how dark must a gray pixel be to consider it black?

The whole thing gets tremendously more complicated though because most images aren't black & white, but contain millions of possible colors. And since both cameras & scanners are dumb, they have no idea where any edges are, so they blend everything. [The extent to which you see a jumble of blended pixels when you zoom in is referred to as noise, it varies from camera to camera, & it can depend on camera settings (e.g. ISO)].

Software like Photo Background Remover tries to generally analyze an entire image, determine [guess] where the likely objects are in that image, & based on that, determine [again guess] which pixels to include with that object based on both their location & color tint. It's loads easier & faster than trying to select an object(s) using more manual methods, but because it does more guessing, it can be [sometimes much] less accurate.

There are loads of different tools & methods to accomplish the same end results, selecting an object -- Photo Background Remover as its name suggests discards everything not selected, but the main work is making the selection to start with, & then you can do whatever with it. There is no One best way to select an object unfortunately -- it depends on the image, the object, & the tools [software] at your disposal.

For the shoes shown on the SoftOrbits page for Photo Background Remover you're far more likely to buy the cheap equipment to shoot the photo using a green or blue screen background, & then use software that discards everything matching that background, like most everyone else on ebay. And if you don't want to spend the $30-$50, drape a white bath towel on a chair.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#14

I'm with you, XPman. I do help friends with their computers and have even installed the Windows 10 upgrade, but as far as I'm concerned, the more I see of the others, the more I like XP. I don't like missing or hard to customise Start menus, I don't like windows with blotchy, semi-transparent borders, I don't like folder icons that look like bulging real folders, and I don't like the souped-up or missing versions of my favourite Solitaire games. As for the car analogy, I am not impressed by a vehicle that needs one hundred times the resources to do more or less the same thing, but with more irritations. Furthermore, with regard to the security anxieties, I haven't noticed XP computers suffering more from malware than later models, and with the WEPOS hack, they will be updated for longer than Windows 7 will anyway. I even like Outlook Express, which I find to be the lightest, quickest and most easily used and modified e-mail client ever.
Photo-background Remover, like other Soft-Orbits programs, works well with XP. I tried removing the background from a portrait, and found that it was able to go beyond the roughly-selected area and find the real boundaries of the figure very effectively. Well worth keeping and recommending.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernard Winchester  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#13

Surprised that so many want to force others to use their preferred system; we see the havoc that this attitude causes in religion, now it's in software!

By the way, today's software worked great on image I am making for my granddaughter.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

"...so many want to force others to use their preferred system"

Well... maybe some look at it as krypteller -- the more compromised systems out there, the greater the risk, or at least hassle for everyone else.

OTOH some may object to the reasons you've given -- no one can force you to upgrade, but saying XP is easier for old eyes for instance is patently false compared to 10.

And some just like havoc perhaps?... "love my XP as well. It's not connected to Internet" ... If it's not online, it's irrelevant to discussion on a site where being online is a requirement to install the offered software. Not to mention, what device was used to type that, & what OS was it running? ;)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#12

XP_Man.......love my XP as well. It's not connected to Internet so it's safe. Hate Windows 7 and on up...takes more steps then XP on many things and best of all you can control how you want to do things on XP instead of Microsoft deciding for you. We are not old fashioned....we are smart and love our freedom to do as we please on XP...not so on 7 and on up.

Reply   |   Comment by Unruly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#11

Re "I will laugh all the way to the bank." by XP-Man

So you actually save money by using XP instead of the free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
You indeed saved money by not buying an OS update from XP to Windows 7. But as an Apple user you have been paying through the nose for your Apple hardware. On the average an Apple costs double the comparable Microsoft product. I paid €109 for my Microsoft Windows 8 smartphone and €49 for my Microsoft Windows 8 tablet. My Apple iPad was more than ten times as expensive.

All my XP software is running on my Windows 10 production desktop. Either directly or on a virtual XP. Most of the Apple software I bought in the past became useless when they switched from Motorola to Intel chips.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

The more friendly experience. I have upgraded over 50 PC's to Win 10 over the last 6 months. Since we have been in the Internet Hosting and Graphics Design Business for a couple of decades we have PC's and Macs of all generations and with the exception of two offline machines are now 100% Win 10 Pro. The interesting thing here is that we have learned new ways of doing things and our productivity has increased markedly. We have had some stumbling blocks which we have gone to online chat or scheduled a call back from the Microsoft Engineers to resolve. A service which is free and all of our issues have been solved. On two upgrades some of the original software was lost due to hardware issues that basically caused the MBR and Restore Partitions to be lost! MS replaced our Original OP Systems, Office Suite and offered to send an onsite engineer to do the work for us if we couldn't complete it our selves with their assistance. With the exception of our Mac and one lap top we are 100% Win 10 and loving it. ----- Presently Win 10 is an excellent opportunity to increase security throughput with free help that I was never able to get in the past 35 years! Have a good day!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Do not have any Apple products; as you say they are expensive but in the long run the company I'm associated with have found it cheaper than with Windows.

When I was professionally programming within Windows the amount of downtime was horrendous.

The company using Apple products; the senior programmers Apple computer is now six years old, during that period there's been no downtime because of system failure, the OS updates are free.

When they were using Windows their servers were being hacked and this was causing a great number of problems, so for that side they now use Linux.

The only reason I stick with Windows is because love programming in Delphi for Windows applications, plus at the age of 73 I don't want to change my OS.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#10

Installed and seems to work just fine on my Vista machine...I don't have time right now to really check how precise that I have to be while I'm using it but for me it's a keeper...Peace.

Reply   |   Comment by justkenny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)
#9

Similar to Instant Mask Pro which I use, but must be paid for, but not at the price of this offerings retail amount. Less than half.

Reply   |   Comment by DRogers  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#8

I agree with Judith,online demo did not work and getting a clean edge virtually impossible between the background and the part you want to keep. Also found that not all red areas were erased. Has limited options given price tag and not much different to Inpaint.

Reply   |   Comment by Malc  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#7

Downloaded, installed and registered OK. Then I tried it on something not too difficult, and frankly, it didn't work well for me at all. The red areas are not completely erased, and if I don't trace the green very exactly, it doesn't work either. So, if I have to trace the outlines exactly, I might as well do it in a regular photo-editing program using the selection and fill tools. If I did it wrong, there's not much help anyway - just a link to a demo online which did not work either.

Reply   |   Comment by Judith  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

Since SoftOrbits apparently solved their issue with all their giveaways losing activation (yes Nona, you can now safely install this one without losing previous SoftOrbits giveaways), I keep on rebuilding my collection.

No possible comparison between this version and my defunct 1.1 version, so I can’t say whether there has been some improvements and just decided to give it a new try and push it to its limits with this:

http://ahp.li/e2647414cad88a71fc89.jpg

With such a monochrome image, don’t expect anything from the fully automatic background detection and removal. The green bar just seemed to freeze. After a while, I pitied it and clicked “stop”. Just giving some indications as to what is background and what is foreground didn’t give a usable result, but, honestly, this is understandable. I had to carefully cover the background AND the foreground. (The software is not able to deduct that what is not part of the foreground must be part of the background and vice versa.) and I got this:

http://ahp.li/9e630658e85ec385e8de.jpg

Not too bad, except maybe the blurry contour of the horse. (And I know the perspective is absurd, but this was just for fun.) The background picture, if you chose to have one, must have the same dimensions as the original picture, otherwise it will be stretched or shrinked to adapt. But you can also save your foreground as a PNG with transparent background and later use a graphics program supporting layers to paste it on any background. (But maybe in that case you will realize that you didn’t need PhBR in the first place to achieve that.)

And for those wondering whether installing this one makes sense if you already have InPaint: yes it does, if are into image/photo manipulation. Although the two programs might overlap for certain specific tasks, their purposes differ. InPaint is better adapted to just conceal an unwanted element/character on a picture, while PhBR supports transparency and can replace the entire background.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#5

Worked pretty well. Selection tool size slider seems to go from tiny on the left to enormous a little bit further right, without passing through medium size. I have no idea how bit it could have got beyond that. It was covering the whole image already. I'm guessing that this is something to do with matching pixel size of original image.
And the remaining image was a bit fuzzy round the edges.
It did seem a lot like Inpaint. I know ( see above) this is for extracting foreground and removing background, but in reality there's a green tool for the bit you keep, a red tool for the bits you remove. Which is which is a matter of choice and if the algorithm behind it is significantly different it doesn't seem to make much, if any, difference to the outcome.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#4

Hi there.
Did anyone notice wether this installation did remove other licenses from SoftOrbits programs that had been earlier installed as it appaers some time ago?

Thanks Nona

Reply   |   Comment by Nona  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I make portables of giveaways on a virtual XP and run them on my real Windows 10 machine. That gives every giveaway its own virtual environment, containing its own registry items. So SoftOrbits giveaways will never influence other software licences on my computers.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Dear Krypteller,

I would love to learn how to make a portable of a giveaway.
Would you be so kind and explain how you do that?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

@consuella: just visit cameyo.com to get started.
Cameyo will scan your computer before and after an installation and make an .exe-file that runs the installation as a portable.

The slimmer the computer is, the quicker and simpler the portable is made. If you have a lot of services running during both scans, such as anti-virus software, you will want to get rid of any traces these services left while you were installing the giveaway. If you use a virtual XP (I use virtualbox) the making of the portable is easier.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thank you Krypteller for your helpful response.
Also, big thank you to the moderator for approving my question, which- judging by the number of the upvotes- was of interest to many visitors to this site.

Thank you all, again.

Best regards,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

@tomcat

"Windows XP is not mentioned as supported."
Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft. It should not be used on regular PC's that are connected to the internet. Giveaways can only be installed on PC's with a working internet connection, that is needed for the activation process.

You can use Windows XP in a virtual mode, provided you reset it to a clean state when you are finished with your work. You will lose any installed giveaway when you reset it.

The same holds for Windows Millennium, Windows 98, 95 and older Windows versions. If you have the original CD's, you can make virtual versions with the free Oracle VirtualBox.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)

Krypteller
Not supported means that they are no longer making it fit for purpose, that is not improving security.

Continuing to use XP without any problems and plan to do so for as long as possible. Keep my system partition as small as possible and back it up regularly.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)

You certainly don't have to reset an XP, 95,98,SE,ME,2000 to the same clean state every time you exit! That would be silly. If you have not done anything stupid like surfed free warez sites or free porn sites that may get their costs recouped by taking ownership of your pc or opened any spam email attachments to open the way for mallware to enter then if you start in a known clean state you can remain in a clean state after installing a known clean GAOTD offering and reset the known clean point to now and keep the giveaway and the machine clean. ALSO and this is the MAJOR point NO version of windows has all it's vulnerabilities patched at ANY time! There exists documented vulnerabilities and undocumented in ALL currently supported versions of windows and Microsoft products, anyone that thinks that just because Microsoft is still supporting their Operating system it is somehow secure from attack is deluded! Even with security software installed the system is not secure from all forms of attacks that the user can expose the system to as patches and anti-malware software is ALWAYS playing catchup with exploitable vulnerabilities that are inherrant in such large and poorly controlled products like windows and office products. That is why the heuristics protection has gotten so restrictive that you may have to disable protection to install a giveaway and then re-enable protection afterwards because the only way to try and keep up is to restrict programs from doing legitimate things just in case it's really malware and the developers don't know yet for sure!

BTW IF your XP or earlier machine is behind a NAT router and not connected to the internet directly via a dialup or USB modem then there is nothing wrong enabling internet access to activate a GAOTD product!
In most cases infections occour when the user does something stupid or goes to known bad neighbourhoods on the internet. I have never heard of any infection that arrived out of the blue on a clean machine sitting idly behind a working NAT router as it acts as a fairly good Stateful Firewall unless the user deliberatly compromises it.
Paranoia and delusion, Microsofts Marketing strategy for, scaring users to buy a new PC that can run the next or latest supported versions of their products. This part of the free market just would not work without it!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

XP-Man- XP has been discontinued for a reason. It has security flaws, plus there will be more and more software that won't support XP.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 is a vastly superior OS than XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Chris Locke.
Well aware of the security issues in XP, hence my backup of system partition.

Yes there is a reason for discontinuing it, profit!

I am used to XP and do not particularly like Win7, the interface is not as easy on my old eyes as XP.

Plus I have not had to update my hardware; my printer is from 1998 and when it does lie about the state of my ink I lie back and tell it everything is okay, which it accepts.
My scanner is somewhat newer circa 2002 and it is an absolute beauty.

I'm unwilling to update my system until Microsoft’s OS does not lose all my software when their system falls over thanks to the monstrosity called the registry.

As a developer it is extremely difficult and time-consuming to reinstall all the components that I use, some of which are no longer available.

A company I am associated with use the Apple OS and do not have this problem when they update their operating system.

So thanks I'll take my chance with XP and those who find this so distasteful continue to mark my comment down, I will laugh all the way to the bank.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

@XP-Man

Do you also drive a car without its security updates i.e. its yearly checks on brakes etc?
Remember: if you connect an unprotected computer to the internet, you also can endanger your fellow man. Because your computer can be hijacked by criminals.

Perhaps you know enough about XP to make you think you are acting responsable. But the vast majority of us, including myself, do not know the details of the XP OS. So that's why I use XP virtually and reset it to a clean state before a reboot. And why all my Windows computers, old and new alike, are running Windows 10. The oldest one I bought in November 2006 as an XP, the newest one about two months ago, with native Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Agreed, less secure but most certainly not unprotected. Because it's XP I have to be more careful with my protection.

I prefer XP and cannot understand the resentment my choice causes, each to his own.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I trust Xp-Man knows enough about computers to not do anything that is prone to security issues (online banking for instance). That the issue is raised about installing the gotd is a bit strange.
@ XP-man. I´ve seen lots of people without the experience you have, but also with the problems you have in having "old eyes" change to windows 7. I would recommend buying a second hand business computer (with win7 pro), there are lots of stores that buy and sell them and they offer them cheap.

B.t.w. you can still get updates for XP till 12 january 2016 if you are a bit skilled with computers (Microsoft does not like this, but you can). Xp is still used widely everywhere : last year the dutch government paid 30 million to Microsoft to keep using XP after official support ended!

At the other end; if you use windows 10, there are certain legal issues; I hope people know about them and act accordingly when they connect to the internet. if people don´t know what I am talking about, http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ is just a start.

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

"Not supported means that they are no longer making it fit for purpose, that is not improving security."

XP cannot be made secure without a major re-write, which is in fact what Microsoft did when they released Vista, win7, 8, 8.1, & now 10. XP can however continue receiving some security updates to help mitigate some of the most severe vulnerabilities via a simple hack that IDs the XP install as POSReady -- Google to find details on this 2 year old hack that's still working as of 12/8/15, & projected to work until 2019.

"Well aware of the security issues in XP, hence my backup of system partition."

That strategy assumes that a breach would be detected, so you wouldn't backup a copy of XP that has already been compromised. Detecting that sort of thing can be difficult on up-to-date systems, but closer to impossible running security software designed for the paying mass market, which doesn't include XP or Vista. Remember malware nowadays [with the exception of ransomware] is designed to be invisible to users.

"... my printer is from 1998... -- ...scanner is ... circa 2002..."

Your PC hardware is likely older too, since AFAIK XP will not install on most all current motherboards. If you just do stuff like web browsing & casual games that may not matter. If you use it for work [i.e. "As a developer..."] your productivity suffers -- most all tech has vastly improved over the last 10-15 years -- so continuing to maintain & use old equipment can cost more than staying at least somewhat current.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Calimero
Thanks for the advice; have a copy of Windows 7 pro which I bought cheaply, it is for emergency use only as my family live abroad and I would be lost without Skype.
Don't particularly like the interface because of the difficulty in reading it.

The link concerning privacy issues in window 10 reminds me of why I would not use Vista; the way it was initially envisaged to handle DRM was a disgrace.

Regarding Internet banking; I still would not use any version of Windows to do this.

In my XP system I protect against key loggers, screen capture, clipboard copying and a virus protection program, I'm also careful about the websites I visit.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

TK
Thanks, the voice of reason as always. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

XP is marginally less secure by design than Vista and above BUT the majority of security updates are correcting critical implimentation flaws in ALL supported versions of windows, back when win9x this was the same as was with win2k and winXP too. The unpatched implimentation flaws that will be patched next month and the month after that until our supported version of windows is no longer supoorted are all exposing our computers NOW to any malicious group that is aware of them. Our use of Vista and above under the delusion that these supported operating systems are somehow more secure leads us to a complacency about our online practices that leaves us far more vulnerable than a savey XP user that is aware and prudent about their online activities.

Desktop XP was dropped to reduce the number of code bases Microsoft has to maintain, they did the same for the Win9x too for the exact same reason. They will do the same to Vista and then 7 and 8.1. Their ultimate goal is to have just windows 10 code base to maintain and a subscription based business model where we subscribe to all future service packs and security patches, their model will be software as a subsciption service.

I personally would bet that hardened Windows 98SE or ME behind a NAT router is inherantly more secure than any current out of the box supported version of windows simply because no malicious software writer is targeting those systems any more and the limited attack surface on a hardened 98SE or ME system makes a targeted attack so much more difficult than in modern systems that expose themselves to all sorts of attack vectors to provide the extra bells and whistles that comes enabled by default with the modern desktop systems.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

I've been using XP at work for 6 years connected to the internet 8 hrs a day. I never had a problem. A good router and anti-virus is all that is needed. "MIcrosoft no longer supports Windows XP" means they are no longer enhancing it. For many people that doesn't matter since it works just fine for them. All versions of Window have security flaws, that is why we install anti-virus software.

Reply   |   Comment by danzeb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

@ The developer

Windows XP is not mentioned as supported. Yet, all other SoftOrbits products do support it. So, can it be confirmed that Photo Background Remover does not support Windows XP?

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-47)

It 'worked' on my XP

Reply   |   Comment by Nivek  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)

Mine also

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#1

But - I have to ask - is it ANY better than "InPaint" which I already use???

Reply   |   Comment by OldChinaHand  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

It's almost the opposite of InPaint. InPaint removes an object in the background, this removes the entire background.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

If anything, it fits more question about the differences between this program and PhotoScissors - who was also on this page.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeOl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Paint is better and no bs to download

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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