Cropping images



Does anyone know if we could crop an image completely from its background. We tried using the lasso and crop but it didn’t do it. :frowning:


Ms. Ho,

If you are using a Mac, the Preview application allows a “magic lasso” (they call it Instant Alpha) to remove. Open the image in Preview and click on the “toolbox” for additional tools. Then select the wand (instant alpha) and click on the color you want to remove and drag you mouse slightly so the program has a chance to color match. Once the background is selected, you can delete. It’s best to have images with a solid background or close to solid (an eagle in the blue sky for example).

On a PC I don’t know, but I’m sure there are plenty of other tools that do the same.

Hope that helps and hoping to hear from someone with some experience in PC image cropping world!