Inpaint is a powerful image editor that allows users to remove unwanted objects from a photo with minimum effort.
Similar to the healing tool from Adobe Photoshop, Inpaint makes the whole process a breeze, relying on a very intuitive and well-organized interface.
The application can work with JPG, BMP, PNG and TIFF formats, but the way it does it may impress many rookies out there.
First of all, users are required to open an image that’s hosted on their local disks with any of the aforementioned formats. Then, it’s enough to select the area to be removed and hit the “Inpaint” button in the main window.
The program uses the surrounding pixels to remove an unwanted object from a photo without leaving any traces, regardless if we’re thinking about text, watermarks and even larger items.
The selection process is the one that’s the most important because you need to perfectly select the item to be removed. Zooming tools are available and so is a brush size adjustment utility, just to make sure you can do that as good as possible.
Inpaint does its job in most cases, but don’t expect it to do wonders. It can easily remove small items, but don’t even think at deleting a whole person from a picture.
The good thing is that it runs on low resources and works like a charm on all Windows, so it can be safely used on both newer and older workstations.
Overall, Inpaint deserves a try if you’re new into photo editing, but advanced Photoshop users may be seriously disappointed.