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What is Image Editing toolkit and how do I use it?

What is Image Editing toolkit and how do I use it?



The Image Editing is an AI-powered toolset designed to enhance the appeal of your images, whether they're low-quality user-generated content or high-resolution shots from digital cameras.




Overview



Image editing toolkit is ideal for a variety of use cases, including eCommerce, marketplace, print, real estate, automotive, and more.

Enhance your eCommerce and marketplace conversions with superior enhancement features. Not only will your products appear crisp and clear, but they will also be properly centered with advanced padding solutions. You can meet market-leading standards with just a few clicks.

For your printing needs, the toolkit automatically adjusts resolution, upscales, and manages output formats.

For automotive use cases, the toolkit has specially developed functionality. In the Background and Additional blocks, you'll find features designed to make your products stand out while maintaining security measures. Whether you need to blur backgrounds or blur license plates, these features are integrated into the image editing process.

Real estate images also benefit from the toolkit, thanks to a variety of enhancement tools and a feature that adjusts interior shots to 360-degree views.




For more information about Claid API Operations, visit our Image operations documentation.



Restorations




Create quality enhancements tailored to your specific image editing use case

Each Quality enhancement operation has been developed based on product use cases, ensuring outstanding results that take into account product requirements.

The Decompress operation is ideal when you need to remove distortion and artifacts caused by image compression. Together with the Quality enhancement operations, it effectively prepares an image for further upscaling.





Image resizing



Image resizing allows you to increase the resolution of your image to any size without losing quality, while also adjusting the aspect ratio.


👉🏻 Define required width and height by pixels or percentage

👉🏻 Choose from fit options to place your image on the required canvas:

- Wide side: expands the wider side of the image to fit the edge of the canvas

- Short side: extends the shorter side of the image all the way to the edge of the canvas

- Canvas: the input image is placed on the canvas defined by the width and height. The aspect ratio of the input image doesn't change. Extra space is filled with the background color

- Crop:
smart - a content-aware cropping mode that detects an object in a photo and uses it as the center point of the cropping area
center - a basic cropping mode that crops from the center of an image without considering what it contains

- Outpaint: generates a coherent background for an image to fit specified dimensions, scaling an image until the larger side reaches the edge of the canvas defined by width and height first, so that generation is symmetrical on either the left-right or top-bottom sides.




Color Adjustments






The Light Fix feature ensures your photos are perfectly lit with more color and detail in both bright and dark areas

Manual Color Adjustments lets you drill down into an image's histogram to balance exposure, contrast, saturation, and sharpness



Background



Address eCommerce, marketplaces, and automotive use cases.




For eCommerce and marketplaces, use Background removal to create transparent or any color backdrops using the Background Color feature with hexadecimal values.

For automotive use, set Background removall and Background Blurring to the Cars category, selecting the Type and Level of Background blurring based on visual requirements.

Remove background from your product photos at scale with our API!

Read more here: Make Your Product Photos Clean and Consistent with Claid's Updated Background Removal


Padding



By controlling the amount of space around the object, you can achieve a consistent look for visuals across your platform. This is essential for eCommerce, where the border around the item is critical to the visual experience.

Maintain visual consistency across your platform




Read more about padding adjustments in the docs here.

Additional



License plate blur allows you to automatically turn on privacy for your car shots.
Toggle to prepare your automotive photos for safe sharing:



Read more: Automatically Blur License Plates in Photos on Your Website with Claid's New Feature

Output



Select the desired output file format and adjust the image quality based on the desired compression level

Available formats:

JPEG - can be compressed, load faster, best for web publishing
PNG - can be compressed without loosing quality, for web graphics, wider color palette, support background transparency
WEBP - superior lossless and lossy compression for web images
AVIF - efficient alternative to traditional image formats such as JPEG and PNG when developing web and applications

Tweak the Quality toggle manually to get the best results. Recommended: 100%


Updated on: 14/11/2023

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