InstantMask 1.4

Instant Mask helps you remove the background from a photo

Instant Mask is a very simple tool created with the purpose of allowing you to remove the entire background or specific portions of it from your photos.
Though the task of removing backgrounds from photos might sound very intricate and suitable only for professionals, this tool makes this task suitable for anyone. That’s because Instant Mask is a tiny free tool with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. Besides zooming the loaded photo, you can also fiddle with some markers that will help you determine the areas of the photo (the background) which you want to keep or remove. Its previewing function is also very handy.

Anyway, don’t expect the results to be accurate. It’s a very simple, minimalistic, free tool after all, and not a direct challenger for Photoshop. For very basic background removal needs, Instant Mask is perfect for the job, but for intricate tasks, look somewhere else. There’s also a non-free Instant Mask Pro edition which is much more advanced and includes many additional handy features and could represent a better choice for the more complicated jobs. Even so, Instant Mask is a nice little tool worth being given a try whenever you need a very simple solution for photo background removal.

Margie Smeer
Editor rating:

Review summary


  • Very simple and easy-to-use
  • Neat, lightweight and resource-friendly
  • Free


  • The results are not of the best quality (accuracy-wise)
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