April 30, 2018

Photopea 3.4 – Refine Edges

New release of Photopea is here! It has 57 722 lines of code. Play with it at the main site.

New features

  • Refine Edge tool
  • Pencil Tool, Image - Trim
  • Improved Sketch support (Symbol Master overriding)
  • Pixel Grid (zoom a lot to see it)
  • Vector tools snap to pixels
  • Many bugs fixed

Refine Edge

Refine Edge is a tool for creating precise selections. It helps you select complex objects such as hair or fur. Similar tools are available in many other programs, and our version is one of the best. In a couple of seconds, you can create selections, that would take minutes or hours otherwise.

The goal is to paint a trimap over the image: Foreground with White, background with Black, and uncertain areas with Gray. Then, Photopea deduces the transparency of the Gray area. You can find more at /learn/refine-edge.

Try it yourself! Go here to see a photo of a dog. Press Select - Refine Edge. Choose a large brush and paint with Gray to cover the whole dog (don't worry about painting over parts of grass). Now, choose a White color, make strokes inside the dog, and see how the preview changes.