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KnockOut Professional Grade Photo creates cutouts, stickers

The KnockOut app removes backgrounds from photos so

The KnockOut app removes backgrounds from photos so you can put in your own, or create cutouts or stickers. Credit: Ronnie Gill

NAME KnockOut Professional Grade Photo Cutout by GodImage (

WHAT Eliminate the background in a photo to create cutouts or stickers.

HOW MUCH Free (in-app purchases are available)

COMPATIBLE WITH iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 6.0 or later.

WHAT’S GOOD We’ve downloaded a handful of free apps that remove a photo’s background, but KnockOut is our choice for ease of use and best results. Open the app and tap CutOut, then either take a photo or select one from your camera roll. Slide the grid to crop your photo, then hit done. Completely circle the object or person you want to keep as a cutout and the app’s MagicCut removes the background in seconds. The initial results will probably be a bit ragged. To perfect the outline, use the erase and recover functions, adjusting the brush size as needed. You can blur the edges of the cutout or add a border to it. The finished product can be saved with its transparent background as a .PNG image to your camera roll and be used with other apps or saved to Knockout’s gallery to be used as a sticker. KnockOut also has free backgrounds that your cutout can be blended with.

WHAT’S NOT If you want to open all of KnockOut’s options or use it ad-free, the cost is $1.99. But the free tools are so good, you shouldn’t need to do that.

BOTTOM LINE Your selfie taken on Long Island can now be you standing in London.

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