So we can remove the background of an image using Preview on our Mac
The world of photographic retouching is very extensive and requires, in general, specific tools and applications. Yet sometimes all we need is remove the background from a photo, something simple and fast. Something that, fortunately, we can do directly with the Preview app on our Mac.
Preview, a good alternative to more complex apps
First of all it is necessary that we take into account that depending on what type of image we want to edit the results will vary enormously. Depending on in which cases we will need dedicated and specific applications to achieve the effect we are looking for, but many times the Preview app will surprise us. The steps to follow are those:
At the time of deleting it is possible that Preview will ask us if we want convert image to .png format, this is the necessary format to be able to work with a transparent background, so we say Yes.
The simplicity of Preview invites us to test its results before thinking about more specific apps.
Let’s keep in mind that depending on whether we click on one or the other colors (and regions), the selection will vary significantly, so if the initial selection offers us better results, the easiest thing is to click outside the selection to eliminate it and repeat the process.
Also, if we have already made several selections, clicking outside will deselect them, so When we manage to select a good piece and we like the result, it is best to press delete (⌫) and then continue selecting.
Preview offers us many more options than meets the eye. Options that inadvertently compete with professional image editing tools can get us out of more than one trouble quickly and easily.