The Magic Wand tools is one our favorites, especially when cutting out the photograph from a larger area that you scanned or copied with a camera. If the image has high color contrast between the pieces you want to select, we use this more than the Magnetic Lasso Tool. When conducting photo restoration, only the original photo should appear in your file, not any background that surrounds the image.
Using the Magic Wand tool after the scanning, makes scanning quicker and easier, eliminating the need to crop closely to a photograph during the scan, or scanning images with irregular edges. We'll use a scalloped edge photo for an example.