Remove background from multiple images

Did you know that you can remove the background from multiple images located in the specific directory using the pathlib package's module Path and two simple functions from the rembg library? See how:

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# import packages
from os import listdir
from os.path import isfile, join
from pathlib import Path
from rembg import remove, new_session
from IPython.display import display
from PIL import Image

We used List files to show files located in the specific directory:

# list files in directory
my_files = [f for f in listdir("/home/apjanusz/example-images")]
print("Files in directory /home/apjanusz/example-images")
print(my_files)

Here piece of code which allows to remove the background from multiple images in the given directory:

session = new_session()

for file in Path(r"/home/apjanusz/example-images").glob("*.png"):
	input_path = str(file)
	output_path = str(file.parent / (file.stem + ".out.png"))
	with open(input_path, 'rb') as i:
		with open(output_path, 'wb') as o:
			input = i.read()
			output = remove(input, session=session)
			o.write(output)

List of files from the same directory after the operation:

# list files in directory
my_files_after = [f for f in listdir("/home/apjanusz/example-images")]
print("Files in directory /home/apjanusz/example-images")
print(my_files_after)

Below you can find an example of removing the background from one of images located in the directory:

# variables:
path="/home/apjanusz/example-images/zebra.png"
size=500,500

# code:
with Image.open(path) as i:
	i.thumbnail(size)
	display(i)
# variables:
path="/home/apjanusz/example-images/zebra.out.png"
size=500,500

# code:
with Image.open(path) as i:
	i.thumbnail(size)
	display(i)

To display those images we used Show Image.

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rembg>=2.0.57

pillow>=10.2.0

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