"Effective tool for image object removal"
Version: Inpaint 5.2
Inpaint is an application that has been developed to do one thing and it does it very well. Even total newbies should be able to produce impressive results after just a few minutes reading the online tutorials.
Despite just a few tools being available, they combine to offer enough power and flexibility to work effectively on a wide range of images and you can achieve some highly impressive results.
One feature that InPaint has is called Guide Lines. With this, you draw green lines to identify background patterns and texture edges that improve the image cloning. These Guide Lines make InPaint use the image background more precisely when overpainting a selected area. Without this extra feature, the resulting area might not match the background as well. I found in my testing that this makes quite the difference in some of the photos I used.
Can be slow with large areas of retouching.
The advice on the Inpaint website is to work on small areas rather than trying to remove everything in one go and this is excellent advice. Also be prepared to apply the procedure to areas more than once as sometimes you may see a recognizable feature repeated as an irregular pattern. It should be said that this is common to other tools that are designed for this task and is not a complaint leveled specifically at Inpaint.
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