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I need an efficiant way to remove the greenscreen from 100+ senior photos

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Hi there! I'm in charge of the senior photos (and yes, I know, the lightning is not perfect but It’s the best I can do with one shot box).

This is a test image and I will try to get rid of the ripples in the greenscreen, but I am afraid it won't get much better.

Can you help me find a way to efficiently remove the greenscreen from a sh*tton of photos? Maybe with batch processing? Sadly, I'm kind of a newbie and I appreciate ANY help and tips! TYSM! :D <3

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Hi,

well that's no simple task for >100 images, since that always also depends (lives and dies) on the accuracy of the greenscreen detection/selection and it's removance. For PS there is a specialized plugin for such batch tasks called EZ Green Screen, but I doubt that will work for Affinity as a plugin. What is needed to perform such a work is mainly shown as an example here ...

... and as you can see it depends highly on a good fine selection for portraits (the hair selection is usually the most difficult to handle here). There are also some tools like CutOut from Franzis which do deal with such things.

However, related to Affinity Photo you first have to try to make a Macro which deals with the greenscreen selection and removing (making those areas transparent) on the images. Then if that macro works in some acceptable manner you can create APh batch processing tasks and apply that macro to the batch processing. - See also:

Macros

Selections and Masking

 

Good luck!


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1 hour ago, v_kyr said:

well that's no simple task for >100 images, since that always also depends (lives and dies) on the accuracy of the greenscreen detection/selection and it's removance.

I've played around with affinity photo and already learned a lot... But I think the thing I'm going to do is: Either fix the greenscreen until it's perfect or do it in front of an black bg and don't edit it at all

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100 seniors O.o you're brave. :D

If you can get the screen taut enough you might stand a chance, secondly move the subject further away from the green screen, good luck.

Let us know if you survive. ;-)

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11 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Let us know if you survive;-)

Will do!

And I work w/ less then optimal recources... 4m by 9m room, one softbox - I have to work with 2 diffusors to even get enough light on the second half of the face.

And maybe the worst of all: THE ROOM HAS WHITE WALLS!?

Enough with my rant... Thx for the tips ^.^

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I've a pretty old CutOut version, when applying your above image and using the (blue/green) chroma key mating a default one click gives that ...

cutout-one_click.jpg.2ad022c8bd1563d5e697e583e6da65fb.jpg

... when slightly adjusting for the different greenscreen background shading, the whole background will be made transparent. - The result can be saved as PNG or PSD in my pretty old version here, which also has a batch processing option.

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20 hours ago, v_kyr said:

also has a batch processing option.

 

 

You sir, literally saved my life. I owe you. This is amazing and works like a charm. - It even is capable of working with hair, and I got cutout 5 for free from a German website called computerbild!

I always thought that chroma keying would be easier then the flood selection tool, but that it would work so perfectly!?

TYSM TYSM TYSM TYSM <3

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Yes some German sites had older versions of various Franzis Photo related software as Christmas calendar (Weihnachtskalender) give-aways etc. but mostly older versions. Note however that there are differences in CutOut versions and their features (between the normal and pro versions though) like batch processing support etc.


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