We depends heavily on Images these days, and sometimes developers need to make processing on these files and one of these things that give us headache is backgorund removal, I really hate that there are so few open source background removal models and libraries so I decided to make this library open source so people can use it, If this suits your need, give it a try 😉
Background removal can give you two different outouts
- Mask Image: The mask for your input image (black & white) so you can do any processing that you needs
- Output image: ( default case) your output image without its background
And, it has zero dependencies 😎
To start the background removal on your image you just need to pass a
UIImage component to the library and get your output image, only that
let image = UIImage(named: "child") outputImage.image = BackgroundRemoval.init().removeBackground(image: image!)
The output will always be a
UIImage in all cases.
In case you wanted only The mask for your input image (black & white), then you case pass
maskOnly arg to the library
let image = UIImage(named: "child") segmentedImage.image = BackgroundRemoval.init().removeBackground(image: image!, maskOnly: true)
you may see some shadows on the edges after you remove the background, you can add some filters on your mask before you mask the input image to get the output result, here is an example of a good tested workaround that gave me a better resutls
let image = UIImage(named: "child") let scaledOut = BackgroundRemoval.init().removeBackground(image: image!, maskOnly: true) /// post processing to get rid of image blur let imageSource = BBMetalStaticImageSource(image: scaledOut) // Set up some filters for mask post processing let contrastFilter = BBMetalContrastFilter(contrast: 3) let sharpenFilter = BBMetalSharpenFilter(sharpeness: 1) // Set up filter chain // Make last filter run synchronously imageSource.add(consumer: contrastFilter) // .add(consumer: lookupFilter) .add(consumer: sharpenFilter) .runSynchronously = true // Start processing imageSource.transmitTexture() // Get filtered mask let filteredImage = sharpenFilter.outputTexture?.bb_image
The model supports macOS = 11, iOS = 14. however the library currently supports only iOS systems.
Background Removal is available through Package Manager. To install it, simply copy the url file and click add package in your xcode and paste it:
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We would love you to contribute to Background Removal, there is still a huge room for improvment.
The library wouldn’t be done without the effort of open source community specially.
Project is published under the Apache 2.0 license. Feel free to clone and modify repo as you want, but don’t forget to add reference to authors 🙂