Cool Site Helps You Get “White Background” Photos

It’s always great to find something that makes the listing process for Amazon easier. It’s even better when that something is free. When a friend of mine told me about this fun little website that can remove image backgrounds — well you know I just had to try it. The site is called Clipping Magic and I have to say that so far — I’m impressed.

Before I go into the details, let me give all the usual disclaimers and tell you that I’m not associated with this website (nor is Vendio) and this review is totally my own opinion.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s what you need to know:

Clipping Magic’s website states that you can “easily remove the background from your photos to create masks, cutouts, or clipping paths.” Since Amazon prefers sellers upload photo images with white or light backgrounds, this makes it a great tool for sellers because Clipping Magic not only eliminates the image from the background of your photo, it also gives you the option to turn the background a solid color such as white.

Removing the background image is super easy too. You simply drag and drop your photos in a block at the top of the landing page or choose a photo from a file on your computer to upload. You then use your mouse to mark the foreground of your photo with green and some of the background area with red. An algorithm on the website takes care of the rest.

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While it isn’t always a 100-percent perfect in eliminating all of the background, it is very close. If the image has a faint or non-existent boundary, Clipping Magic tells you that you might get a bad result. In some cases, you can help clean up the image by clicking on an eraser button and then use the eraser to correct any wayward lines that are surrounding your image. Once you’re happy with the results and finished with the image, you simply download the link and it’s ready to upload for your Amazon listing.

Although Clipping Magic is currently free for users, it does say on the website that eventually it will come out of “Alpha” and there will probably be a charge. Until that happens, however, this is a great tool to know about and one that I look forward to using.

This guest post was contributed by Kat Simpson. Kat is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. Kat Simpson has been a successful eCommerce merchant for over 10 years; is an eBay Education Specialist and Gold Level PowerSeller, as well as a successful Amazon merchant. Currently Kat is the hosts the popular weekly eCommerce Podcast That Kat Radio and an active Facebook Group ThatKat.

 

 

 

 

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