Background Eraser
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Background Eraser

Review Background Eraser

Brandon Girod
8.6Excellent
Powerful tools, intuitive interface
The tutorial guides aren’t built into the app, the entire process is pretty time consuming
I was pretty excited to start using Background Eraser for Android until I found myself on a webpage trying to find where the “how-to” guide was conveniently stored. This is an app that takes a user’s uploaded picture and helps them remove the background, but it doesn’t do it automatically and it takes some time to actually go through all of the motions.
Having to access the how-to guide from a separate website was a bit off-putting because those are features that should be baked into the app. It shouldn’t take the user multiple clicks to find it. After reading through the how-to I found out that there were a few different ways to erase the background but none of them were automatic and all of them too a steady hand.
The first thing you can do is use the extractor tool. Select the keep tool and highlight the area inside the object you want to keep. Then take the exclude tool and draw a larger shape around the object and it will automatically exclude the background. The issue is that it doesn’t get all of the background so you’ll still need to exit from the extractor and manually exclude parts of the background, which is a long and tedious process.
You can also use an auto tool where you click on parts of the background and it erases it, which I found to be the fastest way to go about it. You’ll still need to go in and manually erase parts close to the object you want to keep. The last way is pretty much going in manually through every aspect of it.
The process is really time consuming; however, and I’d probably be more likely to erase the background from a picture in something like GIMP or Photoshop. Background Erase really does work, but using it on a smartphone is cumbersome.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 9/10
Design 8/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • Facebook Messenger
    Facebook Messenger
    Facebook instant messaging and WiFi calls
    8.0
  • Talking Angela
    Talking Angela
    Yet another game about talking animals
    8.6
  • Twitter
    Twitter
    Over share with the world, 140 characters at a time.
    7.3
  • Microsoft Office Mobile
    Microsoft Office Mobile
    Your Office On The Go
    9.6
  • SuperBeam
    SuperBeam
    Instant Wi-Fi file transfer
    9.7
  • n7player Music Player
    n7player Music Player
    Cool and innovative interface with spotty WMA support
    8.0
  • avast! Mobile Security
    avast! Mobile Security
    A modern and powerful security suite with some inconveniences
    8.3
  • Flickr
    Flickr
    A hugely popular photo share and discovery app
    9.0
  • Wunderlist
    Wunderlist
    Simple task manager with cloud sync
    8.6
  • LINE camera
    LINE camera
    For collages, selfies, and silly photos
    9.7
  • Firefox
    Firefox
    One of the world’s most popular browsers
    9.4
  • Gun Club 2
    Gun Club 2
    Encyclopedia of military weapons
    9.1
  • Pixlr Express
    Pixlr Express
    Simple and easy photo decorating app
    9.6
  • Contacts Phone Dialer: drupe
    Contacts Phone Dialer: drupe
    A contacts app solving a problem you don’t actually have
    8.1
  • VKontakte
    VKontakte
    Official VKontakte app
    9.4
  • Ask.fm - Social Q&A Network
    Ask.fm - Social Q&A Network
    A social media app that doesn't justify why you should use it
    6.0
  • Smart Launcher
    Smart Launcher
    Innovative launcher with app drawers
    8.3
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock
    CM Security Antivirus AppLock
    One of the best looking security apps in the Play Store
    9.0
  • PicsArt
    PicsArt
    Interesting and bright photo editor app
    8.3
  • Battery
    Battery
    Got Juice?
    8.0