How to Remove Unwanted Objects From Photos - Make Tech Easier

2022-07-02 17:49:09 By : Mr. curry zhang

Run a magic eraser over your photos.

A good photo is often ruined by an unwanted object or person in it. Fortunately, you don’t need to discard the entire photo as you can easily remove objects or people from it on both mobile and PC. You can use native tools (if available), third-party apps, and web-based tools to remove extra objects, defects, text, and stickers from images. Let’s see how to do that on various platforms.

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On Android, you can either use built-in options like Magic Eraser (Google Pixel) and Samsung Object Eraser or third-party apps to remove extra objects from your pictures.

Magic Eraser is a Google Photos feature available exclusively on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. As the name suggests, it “magically” erases unwanted objects from your photos. All you need to do is hit the Magic Eraser button, select the unwanted object, and boom! More importantly, Magic Eraser often suggests distractions that can be removed from your photo.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can use its Object Eraser tool in the Gallery app to remove unwanted objects from photos. The tool doesn’t appear by default on some phones, so you must activate it first before you can start using it.

(If you see the Object Eraser tool under the Edit option, go to step 3 directly.)

4. Tap on the unwanted object or draw a circle around it to highlight it. Then, tap the Erase button.

5. Tap the Done button followed by Save.

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Google Play Store offers many free and paid apps that let you remove extra objects or people from your photos. For this tutorial, we will use the Remove Unwanted Object app as shown below.

Here are a few other Android apps to remove unwanted objects from photos:

None of the native iOS apps offer a solution to remove extra items from a picture. You can use a free third-party app like Photo Eraser to remove objects as shown below:

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Free online tools –, for example – also let you remove extra objects from your pictures.

Other online tools that do a similar job are:

GIMP is a free image manipulation tool similar to Photoshop. You can use its Clone tool to remove unwanted objects from photos on Windows and macOS. This tool copies or “clones” the image elements from a selected area and pastes them onto a new area. To get rid of an unwanted object, you have to clone the background from a suitable area onto the object.

Similar to removing unwanted objects from photos, you can perform other photo-editing tasks without Photoshop. For instance, you can make images transparent, draw arrows on images, and add watermarks.

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