Golang Command Line Tool to Remove Background From Image Using Remove.Bg API & Curl Library Full Project For Beginners

 

 

remove.bg CLI

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Installation

Download

You can download latest stable release (Windows, Mac, and Linux supported)

Homebrew

deb / rpm

Download the .deb or .rpm from the releases page and install with dpkg -i and rpm -i.

For the latest deb package supporting x86-64 you can also run:

Usage

API key

To process images you’ll need your remove.bg API key.

To use the API key for all requests you can export the following environment variable in your shell profile (e.g. ~/.bashrc / ~/.zshrc):

Alternatively you can specify the API key per command:

Processing a directory of images

Saving to the same directory (default)

If you want to remove the background from all the PNG and JPG images in a directory, and save the transparent images in the same directory:

Given the following input:

The result would be:

Saving to a different directory (--output-directory)

If you want to remove the background from all the PNG and JPG images in a directory, and save the transparent images in a different directory:

Given the following input:

The result would be:

CLI options

  • --api-key or REMOVE_BG_API_KEY environment variable (required).
  • --output-directory (optional) – The output directory for processed images.
  • --reprocess-existing – Images which have already been processed are skipped by default to save credits. Specify this flag to force reprocessing.
  • --confirm-batch-over (default 50) – Prompt for confirmation before processing batches over this size. Specify -1 to disable this safeguard.

Image processing options

Please see the API documentation for further details.

  • --size (default auto)
  • --type
  • --channels
  • --bg-color
  • --format (default: png)
  • --extra-api-options for forwarding any unlisted/new options to the API
    • Formatted as a URI encoded string (= between key/value, delimited with &)
    • e.g. --extra-api-options 'crop=true&add_shadow=true'

Examples

Development

Prerequisites:

Getting started:

To build & try out locally:

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