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How To Capture the Best Car Photographs and Remove the Background Afterwards

How To Capture the Best Car Photos and Remove the Background Afterwards?

Are you in the car sales business? Or maybe you just want to sell your car online and need the best photo. When taking pictures of cars, there are many ways to be creative. We’ll show you our best tips and tricks for taking the best car photos and then using AutoRetouch to easily remove the background in seconds, no matter the setting, lighting, or angle.

Why Should the Background of a Car Image Be Removed?

The background may need to look better for aesthetic reasons when making something with a picture of a car as the main image. Photo editing comes in here, and taking the background out of a picture of a car also makes the picture more unique.

For the car business to grow, it needs a unique image, and background removal is the only way to get that. Taking out the background of a photo of a car is also done so that the picture looks just the way the person wants it to. You can also get rid of the background and add one of your own choosing.

Taking the background out of a picture of a car is helpful in many ways. The car’s features look like they’ve been changed to make the car’s image look better.

How To Take a Picture of a Car So That the Background Removal Tool Works Best?

1. Put the Car on Its Own Instead of In A Group

First, ensure that your car is the only thing in the frame, not surrounded by other things and that there is little or no stuff in the background. This way, AutoRetouch will only be able to recognize the car as the main object of the photo.

2. The Best Way To Go Is On Pavement And Outside

Instead of putting the car on grass or a rug, it’s best to take photos outside on the tarmac. AutoRetouch might include the grass in the main results if you still need to.

We also suggest shooting outside because it’s easier and less expensive to use natural light. Artificial light can give you too many reflections if you need the right tools, like soft boxes in a studio.

The only thing you should do is take all of your car photos as quickly as possible on the same day to keep the lighting the same.

3. Shoot Straight On Or Slightly Off-Center

You’ll want to shoot at a straight or slightly downward angle when taking pictures of your car. Don’t shoot too close to or too far above the ground; ensure the camera is at the same level as the car. This gives the photo a natural look and feels as if you were standing right in front of a car and looking at it. It’s also easier for AutoRetouch to find the car, and it works best with the designs that have already been made.

To keep things uniform, you should take all of your photos from a similar angle and with the same depth of field (how far away you are from the car and how much of it is in the frame). Using a tripod will help you do this. So, pick one up.

4. Take Pictures with The Whole Frame and Crop Them Later

Want to show certain parts of the car or make a design where you will cut out some of the cars? No problem. To ensure you can resize your photographs, capturing full-frame photos and then cropping them afterward is preferable.

5. Stay Away from Direct Sunshine

In a perfect scenario, there shouldn’t be any direct sunlight, which would make car window reflections less noticeable. So, if you can choose, go for a cloudy but bright day.

6. Choose To Shoot In The Morning Or Afternoon

You should also pay attention to what time of day you should shoot. The sun at noon can be harsh and give a direct reflection, so it’s best to take pictures in the morning or afternoon to avoid harsh reflections and overexposure (aka your photos being too bright).

7. Prevent Reflecting

When you take a picture of a car, reflections break up the image and make it less attractive. In some situations, it can also make it harder for AutoRetouch to remove to get some parts of the photo. This is why we say you should try to stay away from reflections as much as possible. To do this, you’ll need to be careful about where you put the car. If you’re across from a lot of buildings and busy roads, they will show up in the car. So, try to find a place with a lot of space, like an empty parking lot surrounded by trees. Also, use a tripod and a timer to take your picture so that you don’t show up in it.

8. Make Sure The Color Of The Background Stands Out From The Car

Don’t use a background that’s the same color as the car (e.g., a gray car on a gray concrete background). Not only so that your car stands out in the photo but also because AutoRetouch might not be able to tell the difference between the car and the wall if you want to change the photo later.

 How To Get Rid Of The Background In A Picture Of A Car?

What used to take hours may now be accomplished in minutes, if not seconds, as AI adds a background or style to your car photographs. You can also add the design and settings to multiple photos of your cars in bulk.

With AutoRetouch, removing the background from a picture of a car takes a few seconds. Simply follow the instructions outlined below:

  1. Go to the AutoRetouch website and sign up.
  2. In the work panel, you can see remove the background from the product images option. Click on “start removing.”
  3. You’ll be taken to a workflow screen. There on the upper right side, you’ll see the edit setting; click on that.
  4. Now on the left side, select and upload your car image.
  5. The removed background will already be on your workflow, so it will automatically remove the background from your image.
  6. Additionally, you can also drag on more components to your workflow that you wish to add to your image.
  7. Now, after you are done, just add the export component and select the file format you want.
  8. Finally, click on process image; your image will be made, and you’ll be able to preview and download it.


That wraps it up! Now you know how to capture the best car photos and quickly and easily change or remove the background. Check out our tools and read our blogs on the AutoRetouch website to learn more about AI-assisted editing tools.