June 26, 2019

Trick: Create Transparent Profile Image

A cool feature of ProCam 6 Ios App, is the ability to create transparent images from Portrait mode photos. This is using the Background Remover functionality.

Here's an example of a before/after:

Statue Pro Cam 6 Filter

Simple Instructions to Isolate the Foreground Image

  1. Open ProCam
  2. Click on the image thumbnail on the bottom left
  3. Find an image that was taken using Portrait mode and select it.
  4. Make sure that the words 'DEPTH' appears at the bottom, next to Edit
  5. Click on Edit.
  6. Use the Depth Editor
  7. Click on the second icon from the left. (Looks like a checkerboard)
  8. Adjust the amount of tolerance for the foreground.
  9. Click Save

A new PNG file will be created in your Photos album.

Three Things I Learned About Doing this

  1. Not all photos will work. Apparently, ProCam requires a portrait photo that has a good facial image to remove the background. If you are experiencing issues you may want to try taking pictures using the ProCam 6 app.
  2. The resulting PNG file will keep all the Meta information (Location, Color profile, Device, Latitude, and Longitude)
  3. The PNG file is the same size as the original file (4032 x 3024)

Great Feature

This is cool when you need a profile picture for work profiles such as Linkedin/Slack. You can easily add the Company logo/building in the background.

You can purchase/download ProCam 6 from the Apple Store for $5.99.

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