Smartphone App Removes Photobombers

February 15, 2012


Scalado's 'Remove' app for smartphones allows users to remove moving objects (read: people) in the background simply by clicking them after the photo's been taken. It works by taking multiple quick shots and being able to sub the background in one shot for the people in another. Unfortunately, the app won't be available for stand-alone purchase, but will be be included in phones manufactured by companies with direct licensing rights (currently Motorola, HTC and Sony). HA -- you think that's stop me from making a non-functional knockoff and selling it in the Apple Store? It will not. "Come on -- at least make it do something." Oh, it'll do something alright. "Turn people into giant penises?" You know, sometimes it really is like we share a brain.

Hit the jump for a very brief demo.

Scalado's Remove Lets You Eliminate The People Who Ruined Your Photo [huffingtonpost]

Thanks to John, crimini, Liz and Teddy Tango, who don't ever have extra people screwing up their photos because they've learned the fine art of yelling "OMG THERE'S A BOMB!" and waiting for the place to clear out before taking a picture.

  • I wonder how this works, if it somehow employs Photoshop's autofill technology.

  • David Rivera

    It works by taking multiple quick shots and being able to sub the background in one shot for the people in another."

  • seems more like it records for some time and then only opts to remove what wasn't stationary the whole time , then you replace portion of the photo with what was moving in it with the background from a time in the memory when that object wasn't there.

  •  Somehow, I thought that would produce something of a blur.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It shouldn't be so blurry as long as there's a stationary background and the photographer can stay relatively still.

  • n_a_a_s

    A study like this has been done where people were given trial versions of this app to see how well it worked in crowded situations.  Unfortunately its success caused distress in the photobombing scene and as a result more photobombers started to surface.  Now there's an ordinance in place against photobombing  everywhere (malls, restaurants, bathrooms, ect) during rush hour every other week except in July & September

  • Mighty Molecule

    PAAPA - photobombers against anti-photobombing apps

  • n_a_a_s

     HAAAHAHAA nice, I just sent in my application

  • austin allen

    i literally heard a load of shit fly just now.

  • n_a_a_s

     NOOO, you SAW a load of shit fly just now (btw tell your mom she's making a mess!)  Flying shit isn't nearly as audible as it is visible so GET IT RIGHT

  • Zander P

    He speaks the truth, bro. You'll see someday...

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