[gimp plugin user manual]
- After installation, the plugin can be found in GIMP's menus under
- Select region of interest
The region of interest must contain the entire object you want to extract and as few background as possible.
Drag a box around the object with your mouse. Once you have finished making your
selection click the Apply Selection
- Select some known foreground
For better results you must specify one or more representative
subsets of the foreground object. These regions must not contain
any background pixels. Once you have made a selection click Apply Selection to add it.
In most cases one or two should be enough, use more for really tricky images.
- Start object extraction
Now click the OK button to start separation. Depending on your hardware
and the image size, the result will be given in a few seconds.
If you are not satisfied with the result, you can fine-tune some parameters:
If you are still not satisfied: Please note that this is only a demonstrator. The actual tool
in GIMP 2.4 will be a lot more effective due to better interaction and preview possibilities.
However, there are still a lot of images that cannot be segmentated because of various problems
(for example, a true segmentation might just not exist!).
The horse picture can be downloaded at www.bigfoto.com.
- Use the smoothness factor to fine-tune border accuracy. If your image contains
a lot of undesired "holes" use more smoothing. If you find the boundary isn't
accurate enough use less smoothing.
- Sometimes you can help the algorithm by using GIMP's freehand selection tool before
starting the plugin.
- If your image contains a lot pixels of similar color (for example, everything is
in different yellow tones) you can use the one ore more of the L/a/b sliders to
increase or decrease the resolution in each of the color bands.
- Consult the FAQ page.
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