It would erase the object but fill in the blank space as if the object was never there. It was cool, but you had to buy or upgrade to Photoshop to use. Today, similar erasing is available at a fraction of the cost and it’s even easier to use.
Erase And Restore
InPaint is one of a few Mac apps which do the seemingly impossible. Erase objects in a photo so well you can’t tell the object was ever there in the first place.
For most of us, getting rid of a lamp over your mom’s head in a photo, or deleting the telephone pole sticking out of your wife or husband’s head would be enough.
InPaint is also good at repairing old photos– the kind that have been scanned, have creases and lines and age marks.
Use it to remove watermarks or pimples, wrinkles and moles. Got a great photo from a vacation but didn’t see all those gawking tourists in the background? Erase them.
How InPaint works to remove objects and then restore the background is unique. Here’s a good sample.
In the original photo, there are people in the water behind the girl. After InPaint, the girl and the water remain, but the people in the background have been removed.
Here’s another example. It’s an old photo restored.
Here’s a tougher one, but the removal process makes it look great.
Not bad, right?
InPaint works on photos to remove what you don’t want to see, and then fills in the spot to match the surrounding area.
It’s good for erase poles and lines, watermarks, scratches and creases, text and logos, as well as wrinkles, pimples, blotchy skin, or any artifact you don’t want in the photo.
Even better, you don’t need to be a Photoshop guru to use InPaint. The tools are as simple as those in iPhoto.
In my experience, InPaint works well but not on all image backgrounds. If you like the idea of erasing what you don’t want to see in a photo, you’re likely to want to try Snapheal, another Mac app that works in the same way.