How to Use Leawo Photo Scissors

Leawo Photo Scissors is quite simple and handy to use. You can remove photo background in several simple clicks. This photo background remover will do all things for you quickly and intelligently. To get started, let’s get familiar with the user interface of Leawo Photo Scissors. Leawo Photo Scissors provides 3 main sections for you to erase and change photo background easily:

A: Top Menu Bar
B: Background Eraser Toolbar
C: Parameter Editor Panel

A: Top Menu Bar

Tool icon Description
Open an existing file
Save image with a new name
Undo the last operation
Redo the last operation
Enlarge image
Narrow image
View image in original size
Scale to fit the program
Adjust mark size. Drag to the right end for the largest mark

B: Background Eraser Toolbar

Tool icon Description
Reverse area mark – Use this tool to increase the area of marked object
Delete area mark – Use this tool to delete the area of marked object
Erase mark – Use this tool to erase the increased/deleted area
Auto mode – Object will be enclosed automatically with green lines
Manual mode – Object will be covered by green layers
Transparent matting area mark – Use this tool to add transparent area
Erase mark – Use this tool to erase added transparent area
Move image – Use this tool drag and scroll image in any direction

C: Parameter Editor Panel

ForeGround Editor – Use this editor to edit foreground on your photo
BackGround Editor – Use this editor to change and edit photo background
Shadow Editor – Use this editor to add and edit shadaw on object(s)

After learning the function of each section and each button, you can follow the steps below to use Leawo Photo Scissors to remove and change photo background in automatic and manual modes respectively.

Step 1: Add Photos

To remove background from image with this photo background remover, you need to firstly add source photos into Leawo Photo Scissors. Kick off Leawo PhotoIns and then enter Leawo Photo Scissors module. Then, follow any way listed below you to add photos for removing background from image:

  • Click "File" button on the top-left corner, and choose "Open Image" option on the drop-down panel to browse and load source photos from your computer hard drive into Leawo Photo Scissors.
  • Click folder icon under the "File" button to browse and load source photos from your computer hard drive into Leawo Photo Scissors.
  • Directly drag and drop your source photos into Leawo Photo Scissors main interface.
  • You can also load recently used files by navigating to "File > Recently Used File".
  • Click "File" button on the top-left corner, and choose "Load Project" option on the drop-down panel to browse and load previously saved project.

Once you have loaded source photo, you can click "File" button and choose "Close" option to delete photo from the program. Or, you can re-imported photo through the above paths.

Step 2: Remove Background from Image

Leawo Photo Scissors enables you to remove photo background automatically and manually. After loading source photos, you could do the below operations to erase background from image automatically and manually.

1. Remove Photo Background Automatically

By default, Leawo Photo Scissors will automatically erase photo background after you load the source photo. You can click "Edit" on the top-left menu bar, and choose "Preferences" option to uncheck the automatic calculation function after loading image. Also, you can click "Edit" on the top-left menu bar, and choose "Calculate" option to recalculate and re-enclose the object(s).

2. Remove Photo Background Manually

Generally, automatic background removing can meet normal needs. However, for more precise background removing, Photo Scissors provides you two modes to remove background from image: Auto mode and Manual mode .

2.1. Auto mode

After choosing Auto mode, the object(s) on your photo will be enclosed with green lines. In this mode, you can roughly smear out the area you want to keep (or remove), this software will then recalculate and re-enclose the object(s) after smearing based on powerful algorithm.

2.2. Manual Mode

After choosing Manual mode, the object(s) on your photo will be covered with green layers. In this mode, your operations will not be intervened by algorithm.

Select Reverse area mark to smear the area you don’t want to remove, and the smeared area will be green. Select Delete area mark to smear the area you want to remove, and the smeared area will be red. You can use Transparent matting area mark to add transparent area on the object(s). For more precise adjustment, you can scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out the image, or click Enlarge button to zoom in the image and click Narrow button to zoom out the image. When image is zoomed in, you can use Move image button to drag and scroll image to any direction. If the matting mark is too large (or too small), drag the slider to adjust the mark size. By dragging the slider to the right end, you can get maximize matting mark size. If you are not satisfied with the smeared area, you can click Undo button in the top menu bar to undo the last operation, or use erase mark to erase the smeared area.

Step 3: Edit Photo Foreground and Background

Leawo Photo Scissors provides powerful Parameter Editor to edit image after removing photo background. You can choose editors on the right of the program to edit foreground, change and edit background, as well as apply and edit shadow to your photo.

1. ForeGround Editor

ForeGround Editor provides 4 options for you to apply on your photo foreground:

Smooth Boundary (0-50): This option can smooth uneven edges. The larger the smooth boundary value, the smoother the edges.
Offset Boundary (-100-100): This option can enlarge or narrow the enclosed edges of object(s). The larger the offset boundary value, the wider the enclosed range.
Emergence Radius (0-50): This option is to make the edges of the selected area dim. The larger the emergence radius value, the wider the dim range.
Effect: This option is to apply an effect on foreground.

2. BackGround Editor

BackGround Editor provides 4 options to change photo background and 3 options to edit photo background:

BackGround: This function enables you to change photo background among Transparent, Solid Color, Image or Origin (Keep object in original background).
Aspect Ratio: This option enables you to change aspect ratio of background among Nonrestraint, 1:1, 3:1, 3:2, 4:3, 5:3, 5:4, or 6:5. The front number stands for width, while the back number represents the height.
Fit Result: This option is to fit background to the result.
Fill(%): This box will only be available when Fit Result is checked. The larger the fill value, the larger the background.
Effect: This option is to apply an effect on the background. (Only available when using original background).

3. Effect Editor

Effect Editor is available in ForeGround Editor and BackGround Editor. It provides 6 effects for you to edit photo foreground and background:

None: Apply nothing on foreground.
Fuzzy (0-100): This effect is to blur the foreground. The larger the fuzzy value, the more blurred the foreground.
Coloring (0-100): This effect is to color the foreground. The larger the intensity value, the deeper the color. You can also change color by clicking the Change button .
GrayScale: This effect is to make your foreground black and white.
Negative Film: This effect is to put your foreground in reversal film.
Pixelate (0-100): This effect is to pixelate your foreground. The larger the pixelate value, the larger the single pixel.

4. Shadow Editor

Shadow Editor provides 3 options for you to apply and edit shadow on object(s):

Enable: Tick to apply shadow on object(s). By default, shadow is black.
Opacity (0-100): This option is to change the opacity of the shadow. The larger the opacity value, the more opaque the color.
Fuzzy Radius (0-100): This option is to blur the shadow. The larger the fuzzy radius, the more blurred the shadow.
Color: Click Change button to enter Select Color Panel.

Step 4: Output Edited Photo

Finally, you can click "File" button on the top-left corner, and choose "Save Project" option on the drop-down panel to save the edited project for further use. Or, you can directly output the edited photo by following either way listed below:

  • Click "File" button on the top-left corner, and choose "Save As" option on the drop-down panel to browse.
  • Click "Save" icon on the top menu bar.

If you are using a free trial version, a notice window will pop up to remind you that output pictures are watermarked in Free version. You can click the "Trial" button to experience the free trial version and output the edited photo with watermark. Or you can click the "Buy" button to purchase Pro version on its official page, and click "Register" button to register Leawo Photo Scissors to experience its full features.

If you have registered Leawo Photo Scissors, or after clicking "Trial" button on notice window, you will be led to Save file interface, where you can set output directory, rename file, and set output format (supported output formats: jpg, jpeg, bmp, tiff, tif, png, webp). Then click "Save" button on the bottom-right corner.

By clicking the "Save" button, a Quality panel will pop up. Drag the slider to the right end to get the best output quality. Then click "OK" button to output the edited photo.

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