PicTapGo's Cutout Tool allows you to automatically replace an image background using artificial intelligence. When you select Cutout, PicTapGo will spend several seconds detecting the background and subject, before erasing the background and allowing you to continue.
The Cutout Tool offers several controls, organized by category at the bottom of the screen.
The controls in the Subject area allow you to make adjustments to the image subject, similar to the Basics or AutoMask tools.
Here you can choose what to replace the background with.
- Color allows you to pick a solid color for the background via Hue, Saturation, and Brightness sliders
- Image allows you to choose an image from your photo library to use as the new background
- Original will cancel all changes and restore the image to its original state. If you're re-visiting the Cutout editor after previously replacing the background, choose this to remove the Cutout changes (as pressing the X button in that case will only cancel the changes you've made to your previous edit, not restore the background to its original state)
Shadow allows you to add a drop shadow effect to the image, useful for creating a sense of depth with, for instance, product photographs.
- Opacity changes how strong the shadow effect is
- Blur makes the shadow edges softer or sharper
- Offset will move the shadow away from the image to simulate the light source coming from more above the subject. Offset is disabled if Opacity is set to 0.
Note: the Shadow tab is not available when the background is set to Original.
Moving the Subject
The Cutout Tool has several gesture controls for moving the subject around on the new background
- Drag with one finger to move the subject.
- Pinch with two fingers to enlarge or shrink the subject.
- Rotate with two fingers to rotate the subject.
Only One Cutout Per Image
Like Crop and Develop, Cutout can only be applied once per image (it doesn't really make sense to replace the background twice). Pressing Cutout again after replacing the background will let you make changes to your original Cutout operation. To remove the Cutout operation, and restore the original background, Choose "Original" under the Background tab.