How to remove unwanted objects from photos

How to remove unwanted objects from photos

If you enjoy taking pictures while you're traveling or attending special events, like birthdays or family get-togethers, you most likely know how difficult it is to take the perfect snaps without anyone or anything ruining your shot. Unless it's a funny photobomb, the best thing you can do is to remove the unwanted object from your picture.

Windows' default image editor - Paint - might prove to be of good use when making small alterations to your pictures, such as cropping or covering a certain area from a photo or drawing arrows or other geometrical shapes on top of an image. However, you might need to look for a different Windows program if you need to remove objects from your pictures.

Photoshop, the most popular image editor on the market, might seem a bit too pricey and difficult to handle to inexperienced users. Inpaint and Movavi Photo Editor are cheaper alternatives which provide you with a simple and quick way to remove objects from your photos and offer you the output files you need in no time. In this guide, I will teach you how to use these two Windows utilities for removing unwanted objects from your favorite photos.

If you can't find time to remove unwanted objects from your pictures or require professional assistance for editing an entire collection of photos, you can always hire freelancers who are specialized in doing this type of work.

Tutorial Assets

You will need to download and install one of the following programs in order to keep up with this guide.

Download Movavi Photo Editor

Download Inpaint

Movavi Photo Editor

Movavi Photo Editor is a Windows utility that gives you access to a wide variety of image editing options, is very intuitive, and provides you with quality results. A great aspect is that you don't need much experience in image editing in order to work with this application as all of its built-in tools are simple to handle. You can easily crop pictures, apply visual effects to your photos, resize images, and so much more. The program is also capable of removing unneeded objects from your photographs. Here's what you need to do in order to complete the aforementioned task:

Step 1

Launch the Movavi Photo Editor on your PC. Import the picture you wish to edit. You can drag-and-drop your images over the app's interface or click on the "Browse for Images" button and select your photos.

Importing ImagesImporting Images

Step 2

Select the Object Removal tool from the main toolbar of the application.

Object Removal Tool In Movavi Photo EditorObject Removal Tool In Movavi Photo Editor

Step 3

Adjust the brush size and variation level from the right side of the interface.

Configuring Brush Settings In Movavi Photo EditorConfiguring Brush Settings In Movavi Photo Editor

Step 4

Mark the area you wish to remove by using your mouse cursor.

Marking Area For Removal In Movavi Photo EditorMarking Area For Removal In Movavi Photo Editor

Step 5

Click the "Start Erasing" button from the right side of the interface.

Step 6

Go to File -> Save As. Select the preferred output options (format, location, and file name) and export the picture.

Inpaint

Inpaint is a Windows application specialized in removing unwanted objects from your pictures. With its help, you can remove watermarks, date stamps, people, or other types of objects from your images. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1

Launch the Inpaint program on your PC. Go to File -> Open and import the picture you wish to edit.

Step 2

Click the red button from the left side of the interface. Use the tool to mark the area you wish to remove from the loaded picture.

Using Marking Tool In InpaintUsing Marking Tool In Inpaint

Step 3

Press the Erase button from the main toolbar of the program.

Step 4

Go to File -> Save As and configure the output settings according to your needs (enter a file name, choose the destination folder, and select output format).

You can mark objects or areas from your photos and apply the changes for as many times as you like until the output image looks exactly the way you want to. You can always undo photo alterations.

Conclusion

As you can see, it's very simple to remove unneeded objects from your photos by using the aforementioned image editors. They both feature easy-to-configure settings so you don't need much image editing experience in order to get the job done. Also, they come with reasonable prices. So, it's up to you to decide which of these two image editors is the best for you.

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