Retouch and edit any image or video with one of many advanced post-processing tools and functions. Apply changes to items individually or across all images in a given folder at once.
By default, using any of the edit operations will have an effect on all images within the item. To limit which images will be affected, create scopes by selecting Add scope:
In the following example, there are two scopes (1, 2). In All folders, the Crop and Background operations will affect all images in all folders. In Folder spin, the Clarity operation will affect only images within the spin folder:
If applying scope settings for a specific swing angle, specify the angle on which the capture Presets will apply (e.g. 15°, 45°, etc):
If applying different scope settings to multiple swing angles, click the specific swing angle to view or configure the settings assigned to its folder.
To view or configure the settings scopes across all images, click All folders.
After configuring the settings scope, clicking the start button in edit mode will apply the editing operations to the selected folders.
Note: Use the Disable / Enable button to the right of each editing operation to view the effect it has on images:
Sometimes, you need to do per-picture edits. Take for example when you need to remove part of an object that is in a different location within each frame.
To do this effectively, you can switch to Single Image mode. Activate Single image mode via one of two ways:
1. Add settings scope for the current selected image:
2. Select Enter single image mode from the operation menu:
For each edit operation, you can limit the area in the image where it is applied. To activate the mask, click the Mask button in the operation menu:
To start masking, use the Plus (+) button:
There are three possible ways to edit the mask:
All scopes and operations can be saved for later use as a preset:
In CAPP, there are 3 methods to load / assign Presets for an item or multiple items.
1. Select an item, and load a Preset via the drop-down menu icon in the upper-right part of the interface:
( * ) - Alternatively, use the hot key “P” to open saved Presets. Then, select a configuration to apply to the item. This will create folders for the frames that will be shot, along with all capture settings and predefined editing operations.
2. When creating an item, users can select a configuration via the Add item menu by clicking on the Preset field:
3. Alternatively, in the Items menu, click Import to import items from CSV:
( ! ) - Note: When using CSV import, UTF-8 encoding is recommended for the best results.
To crop all images within the scope, add the Crop operation.
When using the Crop tool, it can be useful to see all images within a folder at once. To do this, click All images overlay:
Other useful options when using Crop are Aspect ratio (the ratio of width to height), and Padding (how much space exists around the photographed object).
Use automatic or manual centering and tilt correction to remove product tilt and wobble from individual product photos, spins and animations.
If results are unsatisfactory, adjust auto centering by clicking Adjust manually. You then select 3 images from the series to correct, and PhotoRobot algorithms automatically center products in photos across the entire item folder:
You can adjust or remove the background semi-automatically or manually with 3 types of background removal functions: by level, by flood, or freemasking.
1. Background removal by level allows you to define a threshold of color to remove.
You can control the background removal by level by adjusting the following sliders:
( ! ) Pro-tip: click the Remove outside button to remove any clutter at the edges of the image (e.g. shaders).
2. Background removal by flood works by “flooding” the area from a selected point. Use the Shift key and click anywhere on the background for the software to remove it, stopping at the object edges.
3. Background removal by freemask requires more configuration than by level or by flood, but it can be one of the quickest and most exact methods. Detailed information on how to configure lights to create main and mask images will be found in a later manual.
Use the Brush / Eraser tool to remove any part of an image. Set size and edge softness for more precision.
There are two tools you can use to improve the clarity of the image:
Note: Unsharp mask is slower than Sharpen, but it can lead to better results with less noise.
Unsharp mask can be further configured by adjusting sliders for:
Adjust object colors by using 3 sliders:
( ! ) - Pro Tip: For objects with one dominant color, you can adjust Hue to effectively change the color of the object:
Use Brightness & Contrast for basic adjustment of brightness and contrast:
Use the Vignette tool to mask picture edges with a configurable gradient. Adjust sliders left or right for control over:
Carry out Chromakey operation to remove parts of the scene, such as: mannequin poles, nylon ropes, strings, clamps, holders and more.
To operate Chromakey, first select up to 12 colors to remove from an image. Then:
Use the Levels tool to change image contrast by adjusting three sliders:
The Shadows & Highlights tool is similar to the Levels tool, but works in the opposite direction. Use it by adjusting three sliders:
In contrast to the Levels tool, Shadows & Highlights allows you to show more details in dark or bright parts of the image.
The Curves tool allows for adjustment of the lightness of the product according to a custom lightness curve.
Note: Editing using Curves is an advanced technique. In the majority of cases, the desired results can be achieved with simpler lightness adjustment via Levels and Shadows & Highlights. It is when these two operations do not meet your needs that Curves allows for complete control over lightness adjustment.
Note: For Interpolation, Linear is the fastest and default, however results can sometimes be slightly blurred. Use Lanczos or Bicubic algorithm to get more crips results.