AI Background Removal

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The AI background removal option uses subscription based online services which use AI (artificial intelligence) to automatically remove the background from a photo (aka "green screen without the green screen"). Currently three such services are available in Breeze Booth for iPad: remove.bg, AI Background Remove and gadbooth.com.

 

Please note: AI background removal services are provided by other companies who charge for their services. These companies have no connection with Breeze Systems and Breeze Systems is not responsible for the content of their websites. In order to these services you need set up an account with them and log into your account to obtain an API key which should be copied to the "Background removal key" in Breeze Booth for iPad's App Settings screen.

remove.bg, AI Background Remove and gadbooth.com are web based service and so you will need a reliable internet connection in order to use them at an event.

 

The example photo shown below was taken during Photo Booth Expo 2020 and shows how effective AI background removal is at removing a distracting background:

 

background_removal_original background_removed background_replaced

 

remove.bg

At the time of writing remove.bg provides 50 free preview credits per month and options for buying "Pay as you go" or subscription based credits. You can use the 50 free preview credits for testing without having to enter any payment details.

 

Once you have created an account with remove.bg you need to copy the API key into the app settings screen.

You can check that the API key has been entered correctly and check the number of credits you have remaining by tapping "Check background removal API key and credits" in the app settings screen.

 

You can enable automatic background removal for an event in the Photo Settings screen. The "Remove background" option has three options:

1.Off
2.Preview (< 0.25M pixels)
3.Full size

 

The preview option limits the size of the image to no more than 250,000 pixels e.g. 600x416 pixels. This option is available using the 50 free credits each month or using paid for credits: each preview uses up 1/4 of a paid credit. It has the advantage that it is faster than full size option because a smaller image needs to be uploaded to remove.bg and a smaller image is returned.

 

The full size option allows images of up to 25 megapixels and is only available using credits purchased by "Pay as you go" or a subscription. Each full size background removal uses up one credit.

 

AI Background Remove

AI Background Remove provides a subscription service which may be less expensive for small to medium operators than remove.bg.

 
Once you have created an account for AI Background Remove you need to copy your purchase Id and license key into the app settings screen separated by : and with a prefix of aibg:

e.g. if your purchase Id is ABC1234 and your license key is XYZ987654321 you need to enter aibg:ABC1234:XYZ987654321 in the "Background removal key:2 in the App Settings.

You can check that the API key has been entered correctly and check the number of credits you have remaining by tapping "Check background removal API key and credits" in the app settings screen.

 

You can enable automatic background removal for an event in the Photo Settings screen. The "Remove background" option has three options:

4.Off
5.Preview (< 0.25M pixels)
6.Full size

 

Please note: AI Background Remove charge a flat fee of 1 credit per photo and so there is little benefit in selecting the preview option.

 

gadbooth.com

Gadbooth provides a subscription service which may be less expensive for small to medium operators than remove.bg.

 
Once you have created an account with Gadbooth you need to enter the API key in the app settings screen and give it a prefix of gadbooth: e.g. if your API key is ABCDEF123456789 you need to enter gadbooth:ABCDEF123456789 in the "Background removal key:2 in the App Settings.

You can check that the API key has been entered correctly and check the number of credits you have remaining by tapping "Check background removal API key and credits" in the app settings screen.

 

You can enable automatic background removal for an event in the Photo Settings screen. The "Remove background" option has three options:

7.Off
8.Preview (< 0.25M pixels)
9.Full size

 

Please note: Gadbooth charge a flat fee of 1 credit per photo and so there is little benefit in selecting the preview option.

 

In Operation

Currently the remove background option is only available in photo mode for print layouts and slideshow GIFs. It isn't available for burst GIFs because these typically have a large number of photos and it would be too slow to upload each one in turn to the  background removal servers.

 

After the background has been removed the photo is added to the print layout with transparent areas from where the background has been removed. The guests can be placed within a scene by adding the scene in the print background image (background.jpg). Please see Print Layout Editor for details. The background image will be visible in the transparent areas of the photo.

 

When creating slideshow GIFs the photo is added to the GIF with transparent areas where the background has been removed.  The guests can be placed within a scene by adding the scene in the GIF background image or images (gif_background.jpg or gif_background_1.jpg, gif_background_2.jpg etc.). Please see GIF Layout Editor for details. The background image will be visible in the transparent areas of the photo.