Scalado Remove Cleverly Gets Rid of Unwanted Photo Subjects [Video]


Have you ever taken a photo in front of a landmark, or just anywhere, and wished you didn’t have so many people in the background? Well, it looks like some of you may be getting some of that functionality in your camera software later this year. Scalado has announced Scalado Remove, a technology that uses intelligent stitching to help you clean up a shot after it’s been taken.

Once you take the photo, you have to keep the camera still on that subject. Once you do that, all you need to do is touch each other moving subject in your photo that you don’t want and voila. It won’t get rid of anything stationary, unfortunately.

Before you get your hopes up, let me just mention that this isn’t an app. It’s a technology that Scalado will be providing to their OEM partners which include Sony Ericsson, Motorola, HTC and more. This technology may or may not pop up in the phones you want to buy in 2012 but we’ll at least get to see it all showcased live at Mobile World Congress. Anyone excited for something like this?

Press Release

Scalado excitedly introduce the world’s first object removal innovation in a mobile device

Feb 14, 2012 04:15 EST

Scalado excitedly introduce the world’s first  object removal innovation in a mobile device

“Remove” automatically deletes unwanted details in captured imaging

Scalado, a world-leading provider of high-performance imaging technologies, applications and services for the mobile industry, have today announced the release of a new revolutionizing product named Remove. Remove is a technology that automatically highlights and removes any unwanted object from a captured photo. It is the world’s first Object removal software to be released on a mobile device.

Remove solves common photographic problems with unwanted objects in captured images, such as people getting i
n the way of our camera shot. Remove detects and selects the unwanted objects which simply can be removed automatically or by touching the selections on the screen or after capturing the image.

“After Zero Shutter Lag, Burst, and Rewind Scalado continue leading and changing the capturing landscape by bringing in new unique and needed capturing innovations”, says Fadi Abbas, CMO/VP BizDev and Co-founder of Scalado, –“What differentiate us is the combination of customers who believe in our superiority, leading industry partners and continuous innovations”

Last year Scalado released several innovations, e.g. the Rewind technology which allows the users to capture perfect group shots by automatically selecting the best shots in a burst and merging them into one perfect image. Rewind is already shipping in millions of mobile phones..

“Our team has been working hard to maintain its leading innovation position in the camera capturing field”, says Sami Niemi, CTO and Co-founder of Scalado, –“Remove shows that our technologies are setting the guidelines for the whole market”.

Scalado will premiere showcase Remove, the first of many new innovations planned this year, at the 2012 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, February 27th to March 1st.

Founded in 2000, Scalado™ is a world leader in the mobile imaging industry, thanks to a long history of developing innovative platform-independent imaging solutions. Based on Scalado’s unique Random Access JPEG and more than 50 patent and patent pending technologies, these innovations are currently being used by the world’s leading global telecom and platform players in over 1 billion devices to date, a figure that’s  growing with over 500 million devices each year.

Scalado™ is headquartered in Lund, Sweden, and has regional commercial and development facilities in USA, Korea, China (mainland), Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. For any inquiries, please visit www.scalado.com

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. This technology may or may not pop up in the phones you want to buy” 

    Well, I guess that covers the possible cases, eh?  May or may not.

  2. Awesome, although I don;t take pictures that often

  3. I’ve been waiting to say this for a while but I don’t Understand Why Every Word Gets Capitalized.

    “Scalado Removes Cleverly Gets”  looks like the entire title.

    1. Failed English class, huh? :P

      1. What?

          1. I won’t say that I know the rules for this but it looks like CNN, Engadget, and CNET don’t follow them.




          2. True and Fox News… is both CAPS and not. Go figure o_O
            Here’s this…
            The rules for capitalizing titles can vary according to a particular style guide .

            When in doubt and you do not have a reference guide in front of you, here is one general rule to remember recommended by The U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual: “Capitalize all words in titles of publications and documents, except a, an, the, at, by, for, in, of, on, to, up, and, as, but, it, or, and nor.” 


          3. Good lookin out.  

  4. So it’s like the magic cut/fill in Photoshop 5, except not.  I guess since I “may or may not” see it in a phone this year I’ll just stick with Photoshop for cleaning up that stuff from my pics.  :3

  5. I forsee the future: Google adds new feature to JellyBean that includes this in the default video/photo editing software

    1. While this may true Apple has already reserved the right to bring forth a lawsuit.

  6. The example used in the story is the perfect one. I tried taking a picture of the bull on Wall Street and couldn’t get the (other) tourists to leave it alone! Same with the bean in Chicago.

  7. That’s some awesome image processing right (for a phone), but I can’t think of a single time I would’ve had a use for it in personal pics. For commercial stuff, though, you often have to nuke recognisable faces that you didn’t/couldn’t get a model release for (and NOBODY uses a phone camera for that)

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