Introduction to AI based Background Removal

AI based Background removal is a great alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. It doesn’t even matter when your guests wear green.

for Booth (DSLR + Windows) & Booth (iPad + iPhone)

May 2022

This short tutorial introduces a fantastic alternative to green screen –  Articial Intelligence (AI) based background removal. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. It doesn’t even matter when your guests wear green.

 

Background removal services are supported by Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro and Breeze Booth (iPad and iPhone), so you can use them in iPad, iPhone and DSLR/Windows based booths.

Original photo, with background erased, and London street scene added (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1)

Local background removal (iPad/iPhones only)

Local background removal used to blur the video background

AI Background removal is built into Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) for photos, GIFs and video, includes live preview and is processed locally. No 3rd Party Services or internet are required.

  • BIBG works with live view
  • BIBG supports videos, GIFs and photos
  • BIBG is built into the app and runs without internet
  • BIBG can be used to alter a background, or remove it completely.

We strongly recommend using fast recent devices when using  built in background removal with live view and/or videos. At the time of writing (May 2022) recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.

Web based background removal

Web based background removal supports photos and slideshow GIFs only

Web based background removal is supported in both Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad+iPhone)

Choice of web based background removal services

At present Breeze supports web based background removal services from AI Background Remove, Gadbooth, and removebg . These are paid services offered by third parties.

Setup an account with one of these suppliers. They will give you an API key to use with DSLR Remote Pro and Breeze Booth

removebg API Key

Reliable Internet: Web based based background removal requires a reliable internet connection at the event.

Photos from the booth are automatically uploaded to the background removal service. The service sends back a png image for each photo.  In this png the background is replaced by a transparent area. Breeze automatically combines this image with prints and slideshow GIFs from the booth.

Tradeshow booth shooting against cluttered background. Original photo, png with background erased, new image with custom background.   Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) 1.0.9.

Prints and slideshow GIFs

Use background removal with your prints and slideshow GIFs. Get creative!

  • Offer a virtual world tour
  • Make the most of a cramped pitch
  • Grab attention at wedding fairs

Virtual world tour

This single photo GIF uses 103 backgrounds to zoom around the world

Replace less than perfect backgrounds

Shoot against any background and magically remove it. Background removal takes you from this…

Original booth photo at trade show

To this. In seconds…

Print from 3 shot booth with background erased (Design courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys)

Space at a premium? No problem

Floor space costs $$$. Booths without a backdrop reduce the floor space needed.

Grab attention at wedding fairs & trade shows

Face your booth out to draw people in. Stand out with an enticing background to takeaways.

Next steps

How to transform your images:

Running DSLR Remote Pro with web based background removal

This step by step guide shows you how to

  • run DSLR Remote Pro with your background removal service
  • add a single background to prints and slideshow GIFs
  • bring GIFs  to life with animated backgrounds

Running Booth (iPad + iPhone) with built in background removal

In the Event Editor

  • Enable green screen removal for an event on the General tab
  • Select Background removal methodbuilt-in background removal’ in the Remove Background Settings window

Selecting Built in Background Removal (Breeze Booth Event Editor 3.1)

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Running Booth (iPad + iPhone) with web based background removal

In the Event Editor

  • Enable green screen removal for an event on the General tab
  • Select web based background removal in the Remove Background Settings window
  • Add the new print background with the Print Layout Editor
  • Add GIF backgrounds and check the result with the GIF layout editor

Selecting Web based Background Removal (Photos and slideshow GIFs only)

In the Breeze Booth App

Enter the API key for your background removal service into the App Settings screen. More details

Learn more about using background removal with Booth (iPad + iPhone)

 

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