InPaint: Automagically Remove Object from Photos (free)

Want to remove an object from a photo but don’t have the necessary photoshop skills?

Giraffe removed using InPaint

InPaint is a software that does exactly that, with minimal effort on your part. Simply crop the object you want to remove from a photo and click the Run button. InPaint will use its surrounding background to fill in the hole left by the removed object.

I’ve used a small giraffe photo as a demo:

It obviously will not work on photos with complicated background. InPaint normally cost $40 a pop, which is pretty steep for a software with just one functionality.

You can however get a copy of InPaint 2.4 for free by subscribing Software-Butler’s newsletter. After subscribing, you will receive a license key to activate your InPaint.

[Download InPaint 2.4]



  1. Mrinmay Bhattacharjee - December 31, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    This is a Great Share Indeed. Also Happy New Year 2011 🙂

    • Vincent - December 31, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

      Happy New Year to you too 😉

  2. Michael Aulia - January 7, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    This looks similar like that cool feature from the latest Adobe Photoshop (forgot what it’s called now… 🙁 )

    It works assuming the background is not complex (like a group of people, etc)

  3. getfar com - October 10, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I really enjoyed this article. It is always nice when you read some thing that is not only informative but entertaining.

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