Most phone photo editing apps allow you to remove unwanted objects from your photos. VSCO has finally decided to join the party and it has introduced the new Remove tool to its app. If this is your go-to editing app, from now on, you’ll be able to remove unwanted objects without leaving the app.
VSCO’s Remove tool is a simple content-aware removal tool, like the one you’ll see in Snapseed for example. Like all tools of its kind, it’s meant to help you get rid of any unwanted stuff in your images: from specs of dust to people you don’t want in the background. Here’s how it works:
- Select an image from your library, tap the Edit icon, and choose the Remove
- Choose the size you want to use with the slider. Play with smaller Brush sizes and using a tapping motion, instead of a brushing motion, for more accurate editing. You can also pinch and zoom into different parts of your photo to focus on smaller details.
- While editing your image, make use of the back and forward arrows to compare edits and undo or redo your work. Tap the checkmark when you’re done.
According to PetaPixel, the new feature apparently uses some kind of content-aware algorithm to delete objects and fill in the space. While the feature is similar to the one in Snapseed or Samsung’s Object Eraser, PetaPixel notes that the results are better – more Photoshop-like.
The new Remove tool is available in both VSCO’s Android and iOS app. Of course, it’s a part of the paid app that costs $20 a year, but you can also get a 7-day trial.
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