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When I talked my daughter into the new version of iOS 16, she asked me what was new inside. So we looked through all the features and found something I didn't know myself.
The function is pretty easy to use and basically works like this:
Tip: With "Share" → "Save image" the cropped image ends up directly in the photo library and can be used later.
At first I thought that this function only works for photos that were also taken with the iPhone, since these photos have integrated depth information from the lidar scanner.
In fact, this works with all photos - even those that you have manually placed in the photo library and that contain no further information than the image data.
Anyone who thinks they can use tools like Mask AI or the online exemption services such as remove.bg will probably be disappointed, because the quality of the exemption is rather mediocre. It works quite well with some motifs, but only to a very limited extent with others. But overall, the results are quite impressive for such a side feature.
My current recommendation for reasonable results is the above-mentioned Mask AI tool, which I am currently planning a post on, as it combines a bit of manual work with artificial intelligence and delivers surprisingly good results. But more on that in a future report.
I also quickly tried Remove.bg with the photo of the woman and here all the problem areas have been properly processed. In an emergency, you can also use this online tool.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.