What is image clipping?
"Most photos are not suitable for a print or online catalogue, they need to be edited. In order to show the product to its best advantage, it is important to remove all the distractions. Therefore, backgrounds are often being removed and the product is presented on a plain (white background). This process of removing the background is called image clipping", explains Towhid Shawon, founder of Smartclipping 24.
Removing the background, however, sounds easier than it is. "If you are not specialized in doing this job and you do not have the right tools, it will often take you a lot of time to 'clip' all the images of your products. And even if clipping succeeds, it does not automatically mean that it looks professional." For these reasons, many choose to outsource this job. "We, for example, have a group of 30+ graphics design professionals with several years of experience in the field of clipping path. On top of that, we are situated in Bangladesh where it is geologically and technologically opportune with low cost."
According to Shawon, the interest in image clipping in the ornamental industry increased. "Plants and flowers are increasingly being sold more online and this is something we see in the photos we receive. Especially over the last year, the orders for clipping of floral images increased."
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