On-the-fly Background Removal
Background removal is one of my favorite tools baked-in to Cloudinary, but it always required a bit of extra effort to both upload it and figure out when the background removal process is completed.
The good news is now we can remove backgrounds on the fly 🤩
Simply add the
e_background_removal transformation and you're done.
First time hitting the URL you'll get a 423 which will kick off processing, but once done, the removal is saved and cached for all subsequent requests.
Check out this example of my profile picture:
Or better yet, easily adding a pixelated background or other effects: