Every photo on my Mac of all three girls together has a flaw. Or, two. Or, three. If it’s not two smiles and one frown, it’s a finger in a nose, a very visible tongue, or the dog’s tail wagging between them. Here’s a way to get rid of unwanted objects in a photo that’s so easy you’ll send me money for telling you about it.
Delete The Pole, Pop The Pimple
There’s nothing new about a photo enhancement tool that erases unwanted objects from digital photos. Photoshop, at almost $700, has had such capability for a few years.
What Mac users need to make better photos is an erasing and enhancement tool that’s actually usable by mere mortals.
That would be Snapheal. It’s not Photoshop. It’s inexpensive and it’s easy to use, even if you’re perplexed by the simple tools in iPhoto.
Snapheal’s claim to fame is the ability to delete, or erase objects in a photo that you don’t want. What kind? People. Buildings. Telephone poles. Airplanes in the sky. That lamp behind Aunty Irene’s head. Pimples.
Oh, yes. Say goodbye to all those pimples.
Not only can Snapheal remove objects from a photo, it features color enhancement tools which make it easier to take dull, boring photos and turn them into colorful, sharable photos.
Use Snapheal to erase unwanted imperfections on portraits, remove lines and objects from photos, erase text and signatures, even delete people from photos (great for those ex-girlfriends or ex-husbands in every photo album).
How is all this accomplished? The Erase tool is point and click and results are nearly instant. The Clone and Stamp tool gives you more granular controls.
The Retouch tool makes it easy to add color enhancements to photos. You can also adjust color, crop, flip and rotate photos.
Snapheal works on most photo file formats, including RAW. Import photos from iPhoto or Aperture, or simply drag and drop a photo onto Snapheal.
Photos can be exported back to Aperture or iPhoto, and shared on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or via email.
By far, my favorite tool is the Eraser. It’s actually fun to erase unwanted objects from photos. Snapheal is a Mac App Store app, doesn’t have a try-before-you-buy option, and is priced just beyond my limited throwaway threshold.