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I'm the curator of the Open Web Platform Daily Digest link. In the "Tools" section of each daily I write entries in this format:

  • tool_name, tool_description

For example:

  • hapi, a server framework for Node.js

My question is, which of these should I use:

  • ClippingMagic, an online tool to remove image backgrounds
  • ClippingMagic, an online tool for removing image backgrounds
  • ClippingMagic, an online tool that removes image backgrounds

(That tool is located here btw.)

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I'd say for removing, because a tool presumably doesn't act on its own - it surely requires some degree of instruction and supervision. But really and truly, I don't think it matters. They all work. – StoneyB May 14 '13 at 1:40
All three are acceptable and mean nearly the same thing. Use the appropriate alternative depending on the rest of the sentence. – Kris May 14 '13 at 9:06
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I think first two options will be better as the third option somewhat implies that ClippingMagic is an automated tool, i.e. it works without any human intervention. So if it is an automated tool then go for third option otherwise go for any of the first two options.

Hope it helps

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