How to raise subjects and remove backgrounds in iOS and iPadOS 16?
WWDC was packed this year. We previewed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, all of which introduce many important features in their respective operating systems. And perhaps one of the most notable additions to note is the ability to lift subjects by removing backgrounds in photos and videos, even when not taken in Portrait mode. The process does not require 3D mapping through a compatible camera system. It just works. And as you’d expect from Apple, this feature works completely offline, thanks to on-device processing and machine learning. It’s surprisingly very accurate when it comes to smoothing out the edges of subjects. It really blows my mind every time I use it. And the most amazing element is that it works on the spot without the need for prior indexing. There’s a very small learning curve here if you haven’t followed the main talk, so we’ll list the steps involved. Here’s how to raise subjects and remove backgrounds in iOS and iPadOS 16.How to remove backgrounds in iOS and iPadOS 16?
- Make sure your iDevice is running iOS or iPadOS 16 and has the A12 Bionic chip or faster processor.
- Launch the Photos app.
- Long press on a subject in a photo or video of your choice.
- The subject can be a person or a pet, or a group of both in some combination, or even parts of them.
- Copy and Share buttons will appear, while an animated glowing border rotates around the subject. You can paste it into another app or share it directly via the last button.
- To make the process easier, you can even just drag the subject away from the background without releasing it.
- Afterwards you can switch apps and drop it anywhere with photo format support.
This new tool is truly a great addition to the iPhone and iPad. Many people might consider it a minor change. However, those who used to depend on third-party software to isolate subjects and change their backgrounds will appreciate how seamless Apple’s implementation is. It’s also worth noting that it works in Quick Look, Safari, and other apps.