Clipping/Extraction Background Removal Services Reviewed and Compared

Do you ever get tired of removing the background from your photos? Or maybe you don’t know how to do it and you don’t want to. Well I’m here to help, I’ve put several clipping companies to the test  and I have the results for you here.

This will be an ongoing report so please let me know if you have a company you want me to test out. I thought I would see which companies were also generous enough to give me 3 free images for this post.

I might also add the disclaimer that I am in no way associated with or an affiliate with any of these companies.

Bear with me because this is a long post and a lot of information but I think you will find it useful so I wanted to make sure and post all the details.

The following is a gallery so that you can compare each of the company’s results side by side:

Party Girl Extraction Comparison

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Autumn Girl Extraction Comparison

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Cheerleader Extraction Comparison

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Retouch Up

I found Retouchup.com at the Imaging USA 2014 conference. They have been the most eager to assist EASYdigitals.com customers of the companies I reviewed.

They their site and it’s user friendly and super easy to use.

Another neat thing about Retouch Up is that you can see the name of the artist that did your work give and give them a star rating (and even a tip) letting them know if you think they did a good, if you are not happy they will keep reworking it until you are satisfied. You can also favor artiststs and use them for future jobs.

  • Site: RetouchUp.com
  • Price: $1.50
  • PSD with mask: No
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours
  • Coupon code for $20 free: EasyDig20
  • My rating 10 of 10: [rating=10]

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rebooku

I’m so glad that rebooku contacted me and asked me to do a review of their service. I was very impressed with their site and turn around time. What is great about rebooku for those of us that want a little bit more control is that you can choose to have it returned as a PSD file and in the Special Instructions add: create a mask and a separate layer with the shadow.  They actually did this the first time without me asking but I thought I’d put it in the instructions to be sure I got it every time. This is a huge time saver and I love it!

  • Site: rebooku.com
  • Price: $1.50 (3 or more people $2.25)
  • PSD with mask: Yes
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours
  • Coupon code for $5 off first order (do an internet search for the latest code)
  • My rating 10 of 10:

PhotoshopIt.com

This company had the best web site and uploading system of all of the companies I reviewed. Very current with web trends and I can see how this company could easily be a leader in this industry. Mainly because their site is so user friendly and their prices are amazing. Keep this important information in mind: in the special instructions you need to select, Background color: Trasnparent – PSD/PNG/TIF. Otherwise it will be a jpg with white background. Also, the .75 + .15 for Transparent price is the price for a 48 hr turn around. You will not get it sooner (I had hoped I would), they have an additional fee to get it faster. OR you can save by letting it take even longer than 48 hrs.

  • Site: PhotoshopIt.com
  • Price: .75+ .15 for Transparent (additional fees for humans may apply) – PSD/PNG/TIF
  • PSD with mask: Yes
  • Turn around time: 48 hours (extra fee for rush)
  • Discount for bulk orders available based on the approval of Management
  • Friendly Chat service
  • 10 free images
  • My rating 10 of 10:

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ClippingFactory.com

With this company you have to sign up, upload your image and they will give you a price for your project within 5 minutes during business hours. If you agree on the price then you pay for it and they do the job within 12-24 hours. Jobs start at .99

I found the process pretty easy for my free image. They returned my image within 24 hours. (even on the weekend)

  • Site: ClippingFactory.com
  • Price: Jobs start at .99
    PSD with mask: No
  • Turnaround time: 12-24 hours
  • 1 free image
  • My rating 8 of 10: [rating=8]

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ClippingPathFamily.com

If you are not into Upload/Download via FTP connection, this could be a problem in using this company. You need to know how to use FTP, which I think in today’s market is a big set back for this company.  24 hour turn around (on weekend) and friendly staff. Free tests available by email the here.

  • Site: ClippingPathFamily.com
  • Price: $1.99 (discount for bulk orders)
  • PSD with mask: No
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours
  • Free test by email
  • My rating 7 of 10: (mainly because complexity of upload/download)

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MisterClipping.com

Misterclipping.com has a large operation, a nice web site and reached out to me by phone after my free clipping job. Very friendly staff. They do offer a free test as well. They dropped the ball when it came to giving me a price but they might be worth a 2nd chance, everyone makes mistakes.

  • Site: MisterClipping.com
  • Price: (didn’t respond with price)
  • PSD with mask: Yes
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours
  • Contact for free test
  • My rating 7 of 10:  (didn’t respond with price)

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ClippingImages.com

I had some poor communication issues getting started but they were eager to resolve them. You can get 3 free test images, this is from their web site: “Drop a few text directly with your inquery or upload up to 3 Free Trial images to test our service quality at info@clippingimages.com”

  • Site: ClippingImages.com
  • Price: $4.oo
  • PSD with mask: No
  • Turnaround time: 24-48 hours
  • 3 free images
  • My rating 5 of 10:  (poor communication)

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ClippingPathIndia.com

This company does not offer any free samples on their site. When I asked for a free sample, I asked them to cut out “Autumn Girl” for this post. They sent back an extraction of the “Cheerleader” instead. So that made me think they may not listen well. Maybe an oversight and worth a 2nd chance.

  • Site: ClippingPathIndia.com
  • Price: Varies
  • PSD with mask: No
  • Turnaround time: Per the web site “quick”
  • Price: Varies
  • No free images
  • My rating 5 of 10:

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Colorati.com

I visited the Colorati booth at Imaging USA 2014. On their web site they say “TRY US FOR FREE”. When I tried to get the free sample they told me “Our ‘Try us for Free’ samples apply to our Standard Color correction service so customers can see how our Standard Color looks.” They did end up doing a free test for me but sent me a screen shot with black lines and the check box of Photoshop behind it, so it’s not easy to do my normal test with it and see how it looks with different colored backgrounds. That was disappointing.

  • Site: Colorati.com
  • Price: Varies
  • PSD with mask: No
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  • No free clippings
  • My rating 3 of 10: (mainly because they didn’t really seem to be interested in doing extractions or giving free samples)

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  • sam

    I had signed up last night, created an account and uploaded several complicated non green screen images.I created a job using their online system and submitted within 10 minutes. 6 hours later I was notified that my job was complete. I could not be happier with their service. I have tried several services over the last several months. Retouchup was not only the best it was the most reasonably priced service for the money that I have found. I give them 5 of 5 stars. I thank Kim here at EasyDigitals for the referral . Did I mention I used Kim (Easydigitals’ discount code?). Yes, I saved $20 right away on my first order.

    This is by no means a sales pitch. I am extremely happy with this company and their offering.

  • Dawn Howeth

    Thanks for the Information! 🙂

  • Roger Ridpath

    Kim, thanks for doing all the work. This is very helpful.

  • Sam Mike

    Thank you KIM.. You had done the research and the homework and as always were eager to help me. I had signed up last night, created an account and uploaded several complicated non green screen images.I created a job using their online system and submitted within 10 minutes. 6 hours later I was notified that my job was complete. I could not be happier with their service. I have tried several services over the last several months. Retouchup was not only the best it was the most reasonably priced service for the money that I have found. I give them 5 of 5 stars. I thank Kim here at EasyDigitals for the referral . Did I mention I used Kim (Easydigitals’ discount code?). Yes, I saved $20 right away on my first order.

    This is by no means a sales pitch. I am extremely happy with this company and their offering.

  • Kim, It would be nice if they could send the file back in the form of a layer mask. Is that option offered by any of the companies.

    • Great question Sean, I could not get any of them to do that for their basic prices but I do have a work around by adding the mask yourself and using their extraction as the source and I’m going to do a tutorial on it soon for those who need it.

      • suegee

        Did you do this Kim & where would I find it?
        TY

        • Hi, You can find it in the bullets like this: PSD with mask: and it will say “yes” or “no”.

          PSD with mask: No
          PSD with mask: Yes

    • Sean,

      I misspoke about the mask. photoshopit.com, misterclipping.com and the recently added rebooku.com will provide layer masks. I will add this to the blog post. Thanks again for the great question.

  • loisb

    I am looking forward to trying some of these services. Thank you for all your research 🙂

  • suegee

    I can’t believe I found such a great help in this possible new venture! Kim seems like a wonderful and generous source.

  • Wow awesome work.. Tnx a lot

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