[FFmpeg-user] Make white of photo transparant

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Wed Jun 29 12:37:35 EEST 2022

Bouke / Videotoolshed <bouke at videotoolshed.com> writes:

> On 29 Jun 2022, at 01:48, Cecil Westerhof via ffmpeg-user <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> wrote:
>> The background of the photo is white. Would it be possible to make
>> that transparent? (So where there is white, I do not see white, but
>> the video.)
> This is called Luma (or Luminance) key.
> Yes, it is possible, yes, it will be ugly unless you know what you are
> doing, and IMHO, FFmpeg is not the tool for this.

A long time ago I tried to work with GUI programs, but I found them to
bothersome. Ffmpeg was in my case easier. Maybe because I do not edit
videos often enough. ;-)

> (But someone recently mentioned a GUI for filters, that might help you big time on this one.)

Do you remember the GUI?

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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