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3 Easy Ways To Remove Unwanted Objects From Your Photo

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We are the most photo-loving generation yet and before awesome photo editing software came along, we were used to having not so perfect photos. We’ve even come to love being photo bombed by our pets and mischievous friends.

Truth be told however, photo bombs aren’t always fun and sometimes, you really want to get rid of that odd thing in your beautifully composed photo shot. Things like a careless finger caught in an otherwise perfect piece of food photography or the stranger captured in your company photo or the weird road sign that’s caught in your epic panoramic nature shot or the date stamp .

Also, you could make your photos far more interesting by removing objects that distract from the focus of the shot, no matter how natural. For instance, wouldn’t it be nice to remove other tourists from that picture you took at at the Eiffel Tower or wouldn’t it be cool to make your kid look like the star ballerina she is by removing her instructor from the picture? Think about it. The possibilities are endless.

Thankfully, there are many easy ways to remove unwanted objects from your photos and there’s a good option for every platform. In this article, we are going to introduce some great photo editors to remove unwanted objects on Windows, Mac or online; also, we will show you how to remove unwanted objects with Fotophire on Windows in 3 different ways.

Best Tools To Remove Unwanted Objects

For Windows Users

For people who use Windows, the best option is Wondershare Fotophire. Fotophire has many smart features that make removing unwanted objects easy and fun. For starters, it’s designed to intelligently analyze backgrounds to automatically reconstruct a scene after removing an object. It’s also great for people who’ve never tried to remove unwanted objects from their pictures because it has an inbuilt tutorial that guides you through the whole process.

Finally, Fotophire is a feature-packed software which includes tools for removing backgrounds, retouching photos and 200 amazing photo effects at no additional cost.

For Mac Users

Super Eraser Pro is an application for Macs that’s very good at removing objects, backgrounds and even watermarks from photos. It’s easy to find through the Mac app store and it has a complex and effective image restoration algorithm that enables it remove objects and repair photos in a very natural way. With Super Eraser Pro, you can get rid of unwanted objects like dirt, garbage and skin blemishes as well as hard to remove objects like watermarks, data stamps and even logos.

Super Eraser Pro comes with a 10-day free trial with all features activated so users can give it a spin and discover how it works for themselves.

Online Users

For people who prefer to use web apps, BeFunky is the best online app for removing unwanted objects from photos. It intelligently reconstructs and restores photos from pixels around the unwanted object. This way, a retouched photo looks completely natural after one or more unwanted objects have been removed. The best part is the WebInpaint is fast, easy to use on any system and does not require installation.

3 Easy Ways To Remove Unwanted Objects And People

Method 1: Mark And Erase In 3 Steps

The software discussed in this post each have intelligent marking tools that allow users clearly mark the objects they want to remove.

Before you start using the marker tool, study the object you’d like to get rid of. When it comes to real world objects, pay attention to the object as well as any telltale signs of its presence like shadows and reflections. Removing an object without removing its shadow will yield a very poor result.

  • Launch Fotophire and import the photo.
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  • Use the marker tool to select the unwanted object. In our case, we’re trying to get rid of a watermark . Also note that in most software, the marker for unwanted objects is red in colour.
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  • Click ‘erase’ and the software will remove the marked
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Method 2: Clone And Cover In 3 Steps

Clone and cover is a tried and true method of removing unwanted objects. To use this method effectively, you need to take note of the object(s) you’d like to remove and the background areas you can use to cover (or hide) the unwanted object.

Here’s how to clone and cover unwanted objects in 3 steps:

  • Launch Fotophire and import the photo you’d like to correct.
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  • Use the clone stamp tool to copy the background areas you can use to cover or hide the unwanted objects.
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  • Paste or stamp the copied background area on the unwanted objects. Please note that for best results, you may have to repeat this process multiple times.

Method 3: Add A Frame

Sometimes, you don’t need a complicated process to remove an unwanted object. Adding one of Fotophire’s awesome frames could solve the problem in just 2 steps:

  • Import the photo into Fotophire.
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  • Select the frame which best hides unwanted object(s) and save your new photo.
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Bonus Part: How to Make Photo Slideshows with Your Photos

Undoubtedly, you've finished removing unwanted objects from your photos. You can use the still photos for sharing directly, but you can also use the still photos to make a great photo slideshow to surprise others. With the help of Fotophire Slideshow Maker, you can get the work done in 3 simple steps, and the program offers 26 excellent templates to help you make your own slideshow.

  • Make an excellent slideshow with 3 simple steps.
  • Create slideshows with 26 helpful templates.
  • Share your slideshow video to YouTube with one click.
  • Save your slideshow video for mobile or to computer easily.
Fotophire Slideshow Box

How to Make a Slideshow with Still Photos

Step 1. Start Slideshow Maker and Add Photos

Download and install Fotophire Slideshow Maker on your computer, and then start the program. Now you have 3 options to add the still photos from your computer:

  • Drag and drop the photos from computer to the program directly
  • Click the big + button in the middle of the program window to add photos from computer
  • Click the Add Files button at the upper left corner, and select Add Photos or Videos to add photos from your computer
  • Please note that Fotophire Slideshow Maker enables you to edit photos if you're not satisied with the original size or effects.

Make a Slideshow with Still Photos - Add Still Photos to Slideshow Maker

Step 2. Select a Theme for Your Slideshow

Now it's time to select a theme for your slideshow. After the first step, you can click the Next button or the Theme section to enterr the template section. You can select different categories from Popular, Kids, Memory, Holiday, Birthday, and Family.

Make a Slideshow with Still Photos - Select a Theme for You

Step 3. Save or Share Your Slideshow

After making a slideshow video, you'll be albe to save the video onto your local coomuputer or share it to YouTube in one click. If you want to save the slideshow video to your computer, you choose Download section to save the slideshow video you made; Or choose Online in the left sidebar, and log in your YouTube account to share to YouTube.

Make a Slideshow with Still Photos - Save or Share the Slideshow

That's it. If you want to turn still photos into photo or video slideshows, you can give Fotophire Slideshow Maker a try, as this program is very easy to use, and has multiple templates for you.

Conclusion

You don’t need to have a perfect composition to have the perfect photograph. Now that you know how to remove unwanted objects using software like Fotophire, Super Eraser and WebInpaint, you are just 3 steps away from having the picture you’ve always wanted. So relax, enjoy the moment and snap away.

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Nov 16,2018 15:05 pm