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Giveaway of the day — PhotoScissors 2.0

PhotoScissors removes backgrounds from still images.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 475 (53%) 421 (47%) 72 comments

PhotoScissors 2.0 was available as a giveaway on June 23, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
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All-in-one Video/Audio Converter and Editor.

PhotoScissors removes backgrounds from still images. You will be able to cut out a person or an object from an image quickly and paste it to another picture, and remove background from a photo. You will not need any specific skills or professional software to clip an image: few mouse strokes make an accurate clipping path that can be further enhanced with fine brushes.

Cutting out a background is a popular picture editing procedure. You may need it in many cases, for example, when uploading product pictures to eBay, preparing photos for job seeking websites or dating sites, replacing a boring background with a more picturesque one or a solid color, creating photo jokes, collages, retouching tourism photos for fun or for better impression and many more.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

TeoreX

Homepage:

http://www.photoscissors.com/

File Size:

15.1 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#41

Thank you for sharing. Another great tool that is must have for digital photography is Binfer. See http://www.binfer.com/solutions/domains/file-sharing-solution-for-professional-photographers

Reply   |   Comment by Aidan Romero  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I learned something today. Do check out this great tool to send many photos called Binfer. I have sent many pictures with Binfer. It’s a nifty little tool. An easy way to deliver photos to clients.

Reply   |   Comment by Mulan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Although I do not have much of a need for such a program, it does look good even though it takes a fair bit of experience to use which I probably will not do. However, because I may use it, it is a keep for me.

Thanks for putting it up.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernard  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

An entry item for a serial key had been remaining under Help after running Setup.exe as Administrator and completing install, though I had run Activate.exe as Administrator afterward and seen a message claiming activation had taken place. Here is how in my case I seem to have resolved the problem.... Previously I had installed version 2.0 over 1.1. This time, after uninstalling 2.0, I reinstalled version 1.1 from the Setup.exe I kept from 1.1. The previous version had self-registered last time, and apparently did so again with the reinstall. Then I reinstalled 2.0, but during install I changed the name from PhotoScissors to PhotoScissors 2_0 during install. I activated 2.0, then closed the program and re-opened it, and there isn't a serial key option under Help anymore. I've tested 2.0 now, and it seems to be working nicely, but 1.0 is not working. I'll leave both in place, just in case messing with an uninstall of 1.1 would deactivate 2.0. I'm too tired now to deal any more with it. Still, thank you, Teorex and GOTD, for a real time-saving tool.

Reply   |   Comment by J. Mac Neal  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

This is an excellent little program, I've just spent less than an hour editing some photos where the backgrounds detracted from the picture as a whole, and with just a little practice it's possible to get really good results. It's worth playing with the smoothness and offset settings for a few seconds to get the best results.

When I originally clicked the Activate.exe it didn't seem to do anything, but I closed the program down afterwards, and then re-opened it, and it worked just fine, allowing me to save pictures I'd edited. I hope this helps.

It would be so easy to be put off by the thumbs down ratings, and I really hope that the people who were negative about the program gave it a decent chance first, otherwise people like myself can be easily misled.

Reply   |   Comment by DComedian  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#36

Thanks! It's a keeper. So far, I'm not happy with the results, BUT I'm a novice & I can tell that as long as I keep plugging away at learning this program, I'll end up with beautiful results. I LOVE how you don't have to have a fine steady hand to perfectly outline areas....i just can't work with programs like that. Win 7, Home Edition, 64-bit, Intel Express chipset G43/G45

Reply   |   Comment by Dax  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Same problem here. Activated successfully. Asking for reg key. Closed and reopen, no change. Thought this might be a useful program, wrong! Immediate uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by joe s  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

I get the message in the box saying Successfully activated. But when I subsequently open the program, use it and try to save as, the same message pops up saying this is only available on the fully paid version, and asking me to buy now?

Very frustrating, especially since my last comment didn't seem to pass muster, and I'm still having the same problem, with no help apparently being provided.

Reply   |   Comment by GURUPERF  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

after installing and also unzipping the activate.exe and getting a notice "successfully activated", is there a serial number? it asks for a serial number in the menu of the program.
thank you for replying to this!

Reply   |   Comment by sawa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

this actually works pretty well,
it’s really really simple

and it does quite a good job

it’s a keeper :)

Reply   |   Comment by Greg Baker  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

I only lurk here and download very infrequently, but I found this little tool to work like a charm. A keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Like many other users here, I found that the activation procedure does not seem to do anything. The fields in Help > Enter the serial key remain blank and appear to be waiting for an input that never comes.

Where is the developer's response to this common problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Erik K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Extract files from zip. Assuming you are a standard user:
1) Right-click on setup.exe, run as administrator.
2) In Control Panel -> users, change your standard account type to an administrator account
3) Now, run Activate.exe
4) Change your account type back to standard.

Program should now be registered for the standard user account. Another option is to always log in under the administrator account to run this program. The problem is, if you right-click activate.exe and choose "run as administrator," it only registers the program for the administrator account.

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

I had to shut the program down and then reopen it to activate it...Hope this helps...

Reply   |   Comment by justkenny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

For those who could not get the activation to work, please make sure that you are clicking on the unzipped activate.exe, not the zipped one. If it works, you will get an "activation success" notification, and there will not longer be the serial number request showing up in the Help tab.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I installed and registered this product on my desktop SSD running Win 10 IT Edition without any problem. I normally use the Adobe Full Suite for things like this. The software does work well and I will be keeping it for the time being and I would recommend it for those wanting this free alternative.

On Win 10 I have been a Beta tester since the software was first offered. I am running various editions on 2 desktops and two laptops and will admit that early on I went back to Win 7 and waited for bug fixing to occur. Presently I have not seen Win 7 in over a month and am managing our off site dual Xeon Server with RAID 10 redundancy. We host and provide contect and graphics design to our 300+ clients. I am old fashioned and do not use touch screen and handheld devices but my wife has found that her touchscreen devices like Win 10 & work well too. I do not like Bill Gates nor MS but have used all of his op systems since CPM-86 in 82. I find it hard to trust a thief but have mellowed out more recently using only Linux, Win 10, Chrome and Android. I keep my backup on our dedicated server and will be going to Win 10 on all my PC based machines as I don't see any reasonable alternative. Presently I allow MS full dominion over my PC's but never have before. It's working and if they do as well as Chrome????? Never trusted Billy. Do you?

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#27

Wish the cut out image could be placed on a different background. It cut the image out fine.

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

Buy PhotoKey I use version 4. 6 is out. Use png. http://fxhome.com/photokey-6

Reply   |   Comment by NotCheap  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Do what you need with this program & save as a png. The open your background at in the online version of sumoware.com & then import your saved png from Photo Scissors on top of your background.

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

Bill, you can either change the (transparent) background to a solid color right within the program, or you could save the now cut-out image and then layer it on top of a different background in another photo editing program, such as Paint.net.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

Installed well on Win7 32/64 bit machine but refused activation by all means !! . it's the same case with half of the members here . No fucking help from the the developer in how to rectify this problem !!! That's very shameful

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Rayan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I agree precision can always be improved but this is way easier and more precise than lasso. And in high res images, it's very good.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandi Jasmine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#24

Tried it. Intuitive use, fairly good results for a giveaway software. But need some precise work.

Reply   |   Comment by Apple  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I PAID FULL PEICE for this software just recently. It wasn't giveaway for me. Quit complaining.

Reply   |   Comment by NotCheap  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#23

Does it have a line tool, or do you have to do everything free hand? Between my shaky hand and sensitive mouse, the free hand method is, for me, futile.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It doesn't seem to have a line tool, but the way it works, you won't really need that. You select the parts you want then the parts you don't want and there is a preview. You can easily fine tune the selection from there. I have shaky hands too, and I find this much easier than a "lasso" approach. Give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandi Jasmine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Hold down the shift then drag the mouse. It will lock the cursor in a straight line. Wished it had other brush though, circle doesn't cut it all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by simimike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Activation is running now. Crashed my Chrome browser after activation! In Help/About does not show activation status.

Same old green and red infill for foreground and background as per InPaint etc. Very poor discrimination, nothing like the example shown. Very disappointed. Will uninstall as per InPaint etc.

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#21

Downloaded and installed over version 1.1. I activated it (as Administrator), then closed the program and re-opened it. I looked under the the "Help" menu in the program and clicked on "About" and it showed that version 2.0 was in place. I noticed, however that there is an item under the "Help" menu that says "Enter the serial key." What are we supposed to do about that? It seems this would indicate that it is a trial version. There was no serial key in the "Read Me." Can anyone help with this question?

Reply   |   Comment by J. Mac Neal  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I'm having the same problem. Looking for a little help from the developers or GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Madmaler  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I am also having the same problem with Windows 8.1. I even disabled my antivirus and closed my ad blocker as well as WinPatrol. I am the administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Nancy S.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

Fairly good for a Giveaway Software. Cannot complain.
Tried it.
You need to magnify the image and then reduce the brush size to get the finer edges.
Also, it is easy to forget that some small part of the image was not cut away.
The Window resizeable but only slightly. But it makes sense because you cannot possibly work on the image if the Window is too small.

Have been trying out various masking software. So far none is perfect - as in giving a perfect mask and in an easy way for the user. This is the holy grail of Photo Editing software. Whoever succeeds will make a lot of money.
It is technically challenging. Something like a lunar landing challenge.
Vertus, Topaz, Perfect Mask, Adobe, etc....have been trying.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#19

First the positive: The program has nice edge recognition.

But then there’s no manual edge control, no tool for semi-transparency and the idea that a cut-out improves with rounded edges is a bit ludicrous. On the other hand, if you set “Smooth the boundary” to 0, every edge gets jagged.

If you fix an error in one place, another may appear in another place; so I found the process frustrating and time-consuming.

To be constructive, I would suggest:
1. A manual edge control with a blend tool
2. A mark tool to limit the scope of adjustments
3. A transparency tool
4. A tool for colour contamination


And by all means drop the “Smooth the boundary”

Reply   |   Comment by Joern  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#18

TeoreX bills PhotoScissors as useful for cutting out a portion of an image -- I think their examples understate its potential value.

If in editing an image you're going beyond the very basic brightness/contrast sort of thing, your work will probably benefite, & may even require masking. You select the area you want to work with, excluding or not effecting anything else. Maybe the most common examples are fixing photos where the subject in the foreground does not match the background, or adding Bokeh [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh ], but you can easily get more creative, e.g. pasting something else, with or without some transparency, in the area you've selected. You see that last effect all the time in inspirational photos for sale.

The exact procedures vary, but in most image editing apps you can save &/or copy a selection. Most any image editing app can almost instantly select something when it's the only thing or object in the image. Import the image you got out of PhotoScissors, create your mask by selecting the object without any background, import the full, original image, & use that mask or selection with it.

Alternatives...
Topaz Remask. a Photoshop & compatible plug-in, may be the best known, but many image editing apps have their own special selection tools. Often they'll have a selection brush that you use to outline whatever, & it will work on a range of pixels that you set, e.g. a circle 15 pixels in diameter, and it will find the edge within that circle. Best case, when you've got the sensitivity well adjusted, a quick trace around the object is all that's needed.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#17

I get the distinct impression that fellow readers of GAOTD frequently rate the quality of comments instead of the quality of the software....

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

It says in this bit;
Did you find this comment useful?

Is that what you mean?

On the first page there is the thumbs up/down section, which is where the software rating lives.

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

(I found that the most appropriate parts of the Forum are closed.)
Perhaps a minor change in the GAOTD text - or an additional question - would resolve this apparent conflict:
"Leave a comment" says, "Please comment only on the software here..." But it conflicts with:
"Did you find this comment useful? yes | no"
Since readers who comment evidently enjoy receiving feedback on the quality of their comments, how about adding this line, GAOTD?
"Is this comment positive w.r.t. the software?" yes | no"

Reply   |   Comment by Nibor  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#16

On running activate.exe "Failed to connect. Please try again later" ???

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Same with me Peter.
Note: I have been downloading programs here for many, many years.
I have never had a problem until recently.
On 6/5/15, I downloaded an app here called NotePro 4.31 -- it installed fine, however when I tried to activate it, a dialog box appeared that said “Failed to connect. Please try again later”. Well, I did try a few minutes later and my computer immediately crashed, (meaning it rebooted itself). I tried 2 more times with the same result. I made use of 'system restore' which removed the program from my system.

I come to this site every morning, but of course only download programs that will be of use to me. Today was the first time since then that I attempted to download another app. As before, the app itself installed fine, but when I went to activate it, once again I received the now dreaded dialog box “Failed to connect. Please try again later”. I tried a 2nd time and sure enough, my computer crashed as before. I'm not going to try a 3rd time. I am concerned this may be causing system problems, which are not worth a $20 app, that's for sure.
When I open the program and go to 'Help'--'About' there is nothing that says it's registered and it does not say it is a trial version either.
Additionally, when I go to 'Help' -- 'Enter the serial key', it is blank.
So, I am at a loss as how to proceed from here. I would like to have this program, so I will wait awhile before I resort to system restore.

Note: My system is Windows XP, w/ service pack 2 installed

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

Not that intelligent.
It really needs to be used quite accurately. A little bit of background caught within the foreground means an awful lot of space around the image gets classed as foreground even though the colours only match the background.
I don't think I'd have wanted this if I'd have had to pay for it.

Reply   |   Comment by TeryB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#14

Rather disappointing. Downloaded and had a play with a number of images. Easy to use but unless the chosen image is very different to the background the results are fairly poor. And of course if there is a big difference between foreground and background any of the magic wand type tools do a good job, so a stand alone tool needs to be better - this one is not.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#13

The "Save As" button brings up a window that says "This feature is available only in the registered version" with an option to "Buy Now" and "Enter the serial key". Huh?

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Have you run activate.exe?

Reply   |   Comment by drj  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

yes, I ran activate.exe and it told me it had been activated.

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

the same thing happened to me! I did run activate.exe and it said it was activated.

Reply   |   Comment by dac66  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Then restart the program, after activating - then it is activated

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I reinstalled it. Working now. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

TheoreX are the developers of the capable and here popular Inpaint, so they do have the background for making specialized graphics tools.

The program installs and activates without fuss or asking registration, email etc. A minor grumble from me is that it insists on creating a start menu entry, which I prefer to avoid, as I always use the Desktop shortcut for launching.

Use is intuitive and results appear quickly.

As to the quality of the results, which is the essence of the matter, I rate them as usable but only fair. And I explain why. Images with contrasting colors are easy to cut out with any standard editor. The real proof of a capable tool lies in successfully dealing with difficult cases involving low contrasts and, especially, hair. So I've chosen one such image, and here are the results, after a couple of additional interventions:
http://i.imgur.com/9UHnVXJ.jpg
A usable result, but not outstanding.

After wavering a little, I decided to keep the program for further trials, but only just.

In conclusion, the tool is easy, quick and usable, but in my opinion there's still room for improvement. Let's hope we soon see a new version with such improvement.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

FWIW...
I'm not aware of any really quick & easy & always very accurate methods or tools for masking or selecting portions of an image. It helps of course if the image is shot using expensive cameras with very little if any noise, like what you'll find used for examples on-line, but that's not what most people have & use.

I tend to think of PhotoScissors as a fast, easy tool, best used when fast & easy are most important. IOW it's not ReMask, but it's arguably faster & easier & definitely not $70.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#11

Works very well also with black & white pictures. Very fast and accurate. Can save uncompressed formats BMP and TIFF for further image manipulation, which might be needed after roughing the surface and the edges. But you can achieve a near perfect result, even with hairs, playing with the zoom and the two boundary settings on the right. You can add a very useful solid color background. Additional features: crop and shadow.

Thanks Teorex for a excellent product. People who down vote this GOTD are blind or never work on images, which is possible after all. Today, don't trust the votes.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

I must add that this program does not have any memory. This 2015, and programmers still don't know how to make user experience pleasant:
- cannot remember last used folder to save files
- cannot remember last used folder to open files
- cannot remember last used file type
- cannot remember last boundary settings
- cannot remember last window size
- cannot remember last window position (a reminder, because it always starts fullscreen)

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

I totally agree with you about the program not remembering user preferences. This has been pointed out many, many times over the years about all of this publisher's software. I'm no programer but it seems to me all they need to do is use an .ini file to keep track of things.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#10

Excellent tool for a quick and easy background removal! I got great results even with "hairs". For sure a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#9

When I click on the Activate.exe icon it indicates its working for about 2 seconds but nothing happens. How do I activate?

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Try running Activate as an Administrator. If that fails, investigate if one or more of your firewalls or antivirus programs is blocking Activate from completing. I gather the program has to check dates and/or check with GOTD to ensure the software is still valid for activation. I've run into just a few problems lately with a new GOTD freebie, Zema Antilogger, blocking some of these GOTD goodies. Have had to turn off blocking for a few minutes while I completed the installation. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceByer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Thnx - AnAceByer. Tried to run as Admin but it didn't help. Nothing seems to be blocking Activate from completing. First time I've had this problem with Activate.

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Have you checked the program to see if it is registered?

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

I have downloaded the program and tried it. It is is easy to use that even I got good results!
Although I have much more complex image manipulation software installed this is worth its place for its simplicity.Certainly a keeper.

What amazes me is how the user rating votes have nearly half as thumbs down for such a nice effective program.
GOTD - Its more than time to either change the voting or drop it altogether. The voting should help users identify software that is not yet effective not reflect prejudice or ignorance amongst the people who visit the site.
Thank heavens for Karl who is my personal software rating indicator.

Reply   |   Comment by Marshland  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

I have noticed there has been a lot of negative votes for software the past 3 months here.

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

While I don't use it very often (my masking/cutout needs are pretty rare), this appears to be a nice upgrade to the last version. It seems to work faster, but I don't really have a reference photo for this type of work, so I'll take your word on all of the improvements. Thanks GOTD and TeoreX.

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

this actually works pretty well,
it's really really simple

and it does quite a good job

it's a keeper :)

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#5

Overall it's a fine GOTD, I just wonder why it couldn't clear this dove
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http://www.imagebam.com/image/f4c995417441824

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

The error message tells you why: "Couldn't allocate enough memory. Try to process in lower resolution."
So you will either have to free up some memory by closing other apps, or convert the image to a lower resolution.

Also, next time you post a screenshot, please use a site that doesn't open an add window as well. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here who doesn't appreciate those.

Reply   |   Comment by IngeZ  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one here who doesn’t use AdBlock - there fixed it for ya LOL

Reply   |   Comment by DanielH  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

That's just correct. Take a look at this little freeware gem, which free's up memory and cache as well. Memory will not be emptied to the page file. It's a very useable tool, if you work with a computer without a lot of memory. There is a paid version too, but the free version does it job in auto mode - very well. Hope, that'll help you using this awesome editor. Thanks a lot, TeoreX and GAOTD. I was looking for InPaint, but this is just as good for my pupose. Great share.

CleanMem can be found here : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/CleanMem.shtml

As a portable version for USB Toolbox : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/Portable-CleanMem.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

One problem : Always opens as full-screen. It should remember its window size across invocations.
Thumbs up - a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#3

Tested the program earlier to remove the background of an image having very simple background ( almost unicolor ) , the result in first attempt was not impressive at all as it also removed some portions of foreground also . It requires a little bit of precise foreground and background marking to achive the desired output. Not that much straightforward but overall it is able to produce satisfactory result.

For simple background the 'Eraser' and 'Magic Wand' and 'Lasso Tool' of any Image Editor such as Paint(dot)NET can be used together to produce a good result .

For an image having complex background I use a different method . After choosing appropriate brush size and colour I paint the complex portion with paint brush to make that portion unicoloured . Then 'Magic wand' works accurately to remove that portion to make the background transparent.

Comparae to this program the Light and free version of Photo Montage Guide (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Photo-Montage-Guide-Lite.shtml) does the same job with less effort in my eyes. A tutorial is available at http://tintguide.com/example_transparent.html

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+89)
#2

Installed on my Windows 7 x64 partition and registered OK. Takes up only 15.1mb of drive space.
Very impressive utility, zooming in allows you to go down to a pretty good level of detail.
The picture needs to be of reasonable quality, worked great on normal pictures, but obviously on pictures taken with poor light where there was poor definition it runs over resulting in gaps, but this can only be expected.

A definite keeper for me.

Thanks GOTD and Theorx

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install. It installs in my case a 64bit EXE.

A (Russian) company without name and address, focusing on photo manipulation and removing unwanted objects. Maxim Gapchenko is regularly participating here with good products.

We had had a previous version PhotoScissors 1.1 on May 22, 2014. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/photoscissors-1-1/

Upon start a dark resizable window opens, you can change the language, define the input, define the parts to cut out, and define the background.
This is done in an easy understandable way. The result depends as always from the picture. It works best with clear define different colors:
http://i.imgur.com/FZw23jM.png

It works also in my short example after some small corrections:
http://i.imgur.com/lWsxEFX.png

The well known proof is always... "HAIR". This is the most difficult task for any cut out program:
http://i.imgur.com/VlS4JSl.png

Does a good job on the typical "normal" picture, easy to use, a keeper for the photo toolbox.
I'll keep it as a quick (really!) scissor for my normal use.

Thank you GOATD and Theorx

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+239)

"The well known proof is always… “HAIR”. This is the most difficult task for any cut out program:"

Many people like Topaz Remask [it's been mentioned here before], but at $70 it's pricy. Colin Smith has a tutorial here that, while intended for Photoshop, the basic method should work with a large number of image editing apps.
http://photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/masking/masking.htm?mc_cid=cb7b07b14f&mc_eid=0f1ae77bb5
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Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

The girl look great. program does hair quite nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Joewataman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Installed without issue. Even if not free today because of the giveaway, I would pay $19.99 for this very useful program. A small price to pay for an excellent utility that will be used frequently.

On a side note, what ever became of Giovanni, King of Freeware?

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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