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Inpaint 4.7 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Inpaint 4.7

Inpaint will magically remove elements from your photos!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 1132 (78%) 327 (22%) 138 comments

Inpaint 4.7 was available as a giveaway on October 23, 2012!

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Inpaint will magically remove elements from your photos!

Inpaint photo restoration software reconstructs the selected image area from the pixels near the area boundary. Remove undesirable objects from your images, such as logos, watermarks, power lines, people, text or any other undesired artefacts.

There's no need to manually go through messing around with your old clone tool any more! Now you can use Inpaint to easily remove all those unexpected objects that end up spoiling an otherwise really great photograph.

System Requirements:

Windows XP or higher





File Size:

7.61 MB



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The easiest one to use to clean imperfections from old scan and remove dates and unwanted objects. I downloaded it the last time it was offered bit it stopped working less than 3 months after the download saying it had expired and I needed to buy a new license.

Reply   |   Comment by ztpcic  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thx Giovanni for the most excellent freeware links! First one designer is great as is Hornil. Their tutorials are terrific esp designer one. Nothing against Inpaint which is fine prg but those two also worthy.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Here's a little tutorial page and video on how to use the multiview tool: http://www.theinpaint.com/inpaint-how-to-use-multi-view-inpaint.html

I'm glad this appeared on GAOTD again, as I missed it the last time.

To the developers:

1) Provide a much easier way of changing brush size... how about Shift + mouse-wheel (with size in pixel always visible in statusbar or such)?
2) When people are suggesting, "Allow the user to choose from which region to take replacement pixels from"... how about offering a secondary marker (this one in light blue/cyan) to highlight the regions the replacement should come from... and add/return the "lasso" option for this as well.
3) Allow one to click shift+ctrl(left/right) to go to next image-file in dir.
4) create option for "region shape" (normally a rectangle) to be in shape of "highlighted shape" (normally within the rectangle).
4) Provide hotkeys for the RUN and Clear-Selection buttons.
5) Provide a way to scroll within the image with the mouse... currently one has to use the cursor keys (just figured that out)

Reply   |   Comment by rasselas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I adore this little programme! I download it every time it's offered. I use Photoshop, PSP, Gimp and Paint.Net but this little beauty needs no fiddling - just mark what you want to delete and voila! For truly high end graphics you'll need other tools, but for the average graphics hobbyist and photo retoucher, it's a godsend. Thanks GAOTD and Teorex for making this available to us. You rock!

Reply   |   Comment by Perfumella  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Holy **** ! I just tried it for the very first time and I'm IMPRESSED. I edited a pic of my dog lying in a huge "carpet" of Snow-In-Summer (plant covered with small white flowers) and in the background lots of green plants. Unfortunately the original is rather ruined by a bright orange garden hose lying between the flowers and the green plants & showing a lot in both the left and right side of the pic. Again, this was my first try & 5 minutes later the hose was removed and you can't see it has ever been there (unless you zoom in VERY closely). Awesome, I can now print out a large copy of this beautiful pic and hang it on my wall :-D Happy-happy-happy ! Will definately keep this program & I'm pretty sure I will BUY it when a newer version is released. THANK YOU, GOTD !!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Elin Berg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

As a follow-up to my previous comments, I have uploaded the before and after images for you to see. It is just a random image, and was done in about 2 minutes using only InPaint 4.7. From this point, using a photo editor, I could clean it up immensely more but we are just looking at InPain 4.7 right now.

Here is the link to the original image:


and this is InPaint'ed:


Remember, this is what one would call "quick-and-dirty". It certainly is NOT a finished image, nevertheless it gives you an idea what one can do right-out-of-the-box with no prior experience.

Cheers all !

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have Windows 7 64-bit. I downloaded the program, as I have with many programs through GOTD, followed all the instructions including closing the program then clicking on "activate", and it will not let me register/activate it. It says the site "cannot be reached." I've been trying for 11 hours now, with no success. All I get is a blank screen with the name of the program. Now I have less than 2 hours left to activate, and I'm exhausted and going to sleep. This is the first time in several years of using GOTD I've ever had this happen. I am extremely disappointed!

Reply   |   Comment by T M Sabin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

After a quick test, the Inpaint algorithm seems to have much improved with this version 4.7 (though I would still like to see the lasso tool again). Thanks Teorex and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by veekay  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks for the opportunity to try out this version. It works well... not in all cases of course, but well enough that this is easily the first tool I'll be reaching for to remove small anomalies. In particular I like its easy of use and generally predictable results. A good tool should always be as consistent as possible. But being a tool, one needs to work with it to find its niche and limitations. This is best learned by trial and error and I dare say one should be totally fluent in InPaint's uses within one afternoon at a leisurely pace.

I also like the simplicity of the interface. It is a no nonsense approach, in other words attention has been paid to the quality of the product, not on glitz and glamor. Well done!

If I had and wish at all, it would be to be able to use this as a plugin with PhotoShop and the myriad of other editors. However, maybe that would lead to potential problems etc., I don't know. I do know that many plugins are rather fraught with problems, especially when the host software goes through a revision.

So yes, I really do think that InPaint is a very good product, and probably the best in its class. If you have a digital camera, this is one software tool you should not be without. The price is reasonable too.

Thanks to GAOTD and TeoreX for this fine new release. I'd also like to thank TeoreX for the little chuckle I got with the download filename ... " InPain... " LOL. Did you guys mean that? Well it brightened up my otherwise gloomy, overcast day. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Inpaint4.7 does not work in XP SP3. This has happened last time also. I had a previous to previous version of inpaint. I uninstalled the whole thing with Revo uninstaller and tried again but with the same result. From last time on wards it shows a Microsoft error message. It would be highly appreciated if you could advise me what to be done next within the stipulated time, i.e within 2 hrs 59 mts. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ravindranath  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

opps!that should read.."4gB" memory

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

BTW... I installed it on a Win7HomePrem laptop with i3 intel , 4gm memory.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Just not as good as Retouch Pilot which this website gave away once. Maybe I need some more practice in inPaint, but I can always tell the areas where something was rubbed out. Because retouch pilot had many more options and finer grain control, I really could make things disappear from a photo. I don't think I could do the level of restoration with inPaint that I did with Retouch Pilot.

Reply   |   Comment by Brent  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

no problem with activation. repeatedly "windows has encountered a problem" crash after repeatedly and carefully trying all suggestions offered. just have to give up

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The activate is still not working. is the GCD file fairly new? I am wondering if its been since it that I can not activate files? I have Windows xp service pack 2, not sure if that is now making a difference and perhaps this file is not working with it? I even tried clicking on it when clicking on activate did not work; but it then pops up a window saying windows can not open it and to look online for the appropriate program.

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The software installed & registered fine, the 4.7 version crashes upon starting. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling with another GATO activation and Inpaint 4.7 continues to crash. I am running Windows XP SP3 on an AMD processor. My prior GATO version of InPaint 2.0 runs fine so there must be something buggy with this software version. Hope this problem is fixed because this software is easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Avol  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

wow!! this works pretty good! (using Windows 7) Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by la  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Installed over older ver. without problem.
Running WIN XP PRO SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed without any problems.(followed the readme file: installed program and then 'extracted' the activate.exe before running it.) Tested quickly with a recent picture of re-enactment of the BATTLE OF CEDAR CREEK, VA. Painted out a large section of background so that foreground objects (cooking pots on a open fire) would be the focus of picture. It worked great, leaving only the grass in background and smokieness form the fire visible. I will keep this one. quick, easy, and very inituitive use of tools.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

89.running a windows 7 64 bit machine, clicking on the activate.exe says the promotion is already over?! i thought it just started. so i cant get a serial #. help pls.

Reply   |   Comment by vin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I agree w/d others re: d ability 2 move 'target' box w/1 step (like u had n d earlier versions. I see that u can still move it around, but seems like ur goal is 2 get the job w/d FEWEST steps (VERY GOOD!). Another thing I noticed that could b improved w/ d wand tool is d 'overspread' (even w/d tolerance) - d solution would/could be make an option 4 d marker tool as an 'eraser' 2 UNdo SELECTED areas/boo-boo areas, instead of d whole step. Another good improvement would be 2 add an 'opacity' level 2 either/both d marked area or d transformantion itself. Thanks 4 ur improvements 2 making InPaint more powerful, although it was quite a nice little program 2 begin with.

Reply   |   Comment by z  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

This tool is very easy to use and working fine in simple situations. But it can't deal with some complex tasks(can't choose cloning source).

In conclusion, it's not free, but almost only one feature included, a little expensive I think.

I usually use PS for retouching jobs. But at this price, I'd like to choose Photo Toolbox instead, which has much more features (RAW supports, lasso, marquee, clone-tool, blemish-remover, etc.)


Reply   |   Comment by Caspar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Whenever I try to save anything I've worked on it tells me it's only available in the bought version, is there something else I need to do to activate this software?

Reply   |   Comment by Cherish  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

A small gripe only applicable to a very few users - I chose English at setup, because I have a Japanese OS but prefer to run programs in English. However, the program itself is installed only in Japanese, with no choice for selecting English. The ability to switch to English would be a good feature for future versions. The program itself is really nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Suggestions: An optional square marker tip that can be rotated would be useful to help follow straight lines at various angles. A round marker tip is useful many times, however, pixels are square and images are full of triangular situations and lines that require a different marker tip to stay within the lines so to speak. Also, an eraser tool to un-highlight an area accidentally touched by the maker without doing a complete undo would be great. P.S. I like that you brought back the numeric marker size settings display.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What a fantastic program!! I'm very impressed. So intuitive to use, and the results are superb. Thank you so much, GAOTD & Maxim Gapchenko.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Scattergood  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In a word: "Awesome." Seriously, this is easy to use and will "fix" a lot of annoying pix problems for the average user. A pro will not be satisfied, but they probably have all the tools they need anyway. I know I'll be using it.

Thanks GAOD!

Reply   |   Comment by George Barker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well got version Inpaint 2.0, 2.3, 2.4, and now 47 from gotd! This new version has much different look then old version! Was going to delete old vesions, but #40 mentioned older version has different tools, so will keep all! Anybody wonder if gotd and Giovanni are trying to turn us all into software hoarders?

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have also tried previous versions of this program (on XPsp3) up to 3.0 and found them useful, mostly for removing unwanted thin lines. Upon testing this version on a scan of an old photo with a severe linear defect about 50 pixels wide I find that it really has improved. The previous version, together with some similar photo repair utilities recently on GAOTD, had not worked on this particular photo. The new version surprised me by producing good results, similar to those obtained by using healing and painting tools in Zoner Photo Studio, but automatically in seconds rather than after half an hour of careful manual work. Small sections of the line which came out blurry were improved by reapplying the tool locally.
Recommended, even if you have an older version!

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks for all help. I succeeded.

Reply   |   Comment by Paulo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Grab this one!! I've never posted a comment here before but this program is the BEST. It's not quite as easy as the demo shows but I love it & it'll get the job done.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Thompson  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I might add I had the older version and it worked. Wished I didn't delete it to install this one.

Reply   |   Comment by vtx  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tried a number of times with this and still get the error message.

Reply   |   Comment by vtx  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thank you Theorex and Giveawayoftheday for showing me all the inadequacies of Photoshop. Inpaint removed text over a background gradient in 2 seconds. In Photoshop, the same process took 20 minutes and was trashed because it was messy.
I had always thought Photoshop was the ultimate photoediting software, meaning it could do everything. I now realize that, putting it bluntly, Photoshop sucks!

Reply   |   Comment by Yang Yang  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

WIN7PROSP1 32BIT same deal as XP, feels really improved handling, this time running on the netbook.

It becomes clear this is a killer cleanup tool when you try say with an image that looks like this.

(it's safe for work, that image is a good practice image on a little netbook exactly like I am talking about!!!)

anyway, mask/highlight demo, click play boom, clean up the dots in the black areas, clean up the blue ocean and remove that dark blue, fix the ripple in the ocean, each time clicking play; this program is genius, and light on my atom n450. I feel lucky to have paid attention twice today.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ 69 harpo2448 You actually can resize the window to fit on your 600 pixel high display. Try the maximize button. I just tested it at such a resolution in Windows XP, and maximizing it shrunk the window to fit, with the full window visible, including status bar.

This is a pretty nice program. I'd say it actually works better than the comparable spot healing brush tool in Photoshop CS5. I was testing the two side by side, and while they performed very similar on most parts of the images I tested, on some areas with more complex surroundings, InPaint appeared less likely to get confused. In some cases, if inPaint did include some bits of pattern that it shouldn't have, going over those patterned parts a second time typically fixed them, while Photoshop insisted on replacing them with the same unwanted pattern again and again.

InPaint also has the line tool to prevent edges from getting messed up, and the area to acquire the patch data from can be moved around and resized. Of course, CS5 has other tools for removing unwanted objects in images, but for quick and easy object removal without detailed work, InPaint seems to do a better job. Now, if only it could include an 8bf filter version for use in other image editors, without having to repeatedly save and reopen images when switching back and forth between the two. I also wouldn't mind seeing basic support for graphics tablets, to control the pen size via pressure, so you don't need to manually adjust it as much when using one.

Reply   |   Comment by Cryo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

For who has issues to install in Win XP, don't forget "System Requirements" in their site: ► 1000 MHz processor.

I also can't install and after I read such System Requirement... that my Win XP doesn't have.

So a Microsoft error comes out.

Reply   |   Comment by Kubo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have installed it in Ubuntu 12.04. You install it using the Wine Installer. Works great!

Reply   |   Comment by Angie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Wow had previous Inpaint from GOTD, the masking tool is so much better holy cow!
The undo seems more stable. (I remember it used to crash)

The program just feels a lot more stable overall.

This thing can a accidentally create art now! Try that wand on a black and white drawing with the tolerance down to say 7... I ended up with a screen full of very very custom smiley faces! hahahah

This is a tool that is getting better and better with time and releases.

While I honestly don't use it very often, inpaint is now the "name" I go to for "quick fix removal" in image manipulation.

Sure PhotoShop can "inpaint" better if you have time and skill, but this is very fast and the quality is acceptable.

Thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thank you, thank you, Thank you, I lost my HDD about 30 days ago and this was one of the programs that I really missed. A great product that has nothing but improve with each new version of it. Thank you Teorex and thank you GOTD for adding it to your freebies once again.

Reply   |   Comment by Kenny  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I'm very upset and concerned I lost once again a new version of Inpaint!!!

The setup file seems to start bet disappears right away... I was naive enough to guess I should uninstall the previous version beforehand. Nah! It didn't work either.

I used to use the excellent program very often to build PowerPoint for my college students. Now what?

My OS is MS Windows 7 and I ran the setup with administrator privileged.

Any help?

Reply   |   Comment by Paulo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Haven't used it yet but it seemed to install just fine. Thanks to all involved for providing Inpaint!

Reply   |   Comment by Pamela  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Love Inpaint, does exactly what it says. Downloaded fine on Win XP, SP3 & no problems with installation. If you can't afford the bigger, fancier programs, then get this one. It works, especially on some of my photos that are old and torn! Also, I have the versions 2.4, 3.0, and now this 4.7 on my computer. You don't have to uninstall the last version to install this one, if you're like me and want to keep them all when GOTD offers them. Just create a new folder for this 4.7 and install Inpaint into it. Easy. Great program, thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by hipgabby  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#38 - Thanks Installing in a new directory solved the registration problem for me as well!

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Another great giveaway, thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Frizzell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi, back from a month in USA, Today's Giveaway just a job to make my photo collection look neater (..oh those beautiful, elaborate and eye pleasing Halloween Decorations in Connecticut and round NY!..:)

Like before - today's no exception in my recommending Inpaint to Others, once you get a knack of it (practice, practice..) and with constant improvements - you'll want to keep this little useful Tool. I will for sure.

Thanks GAOTD and TeoreX for bringing this Software back:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@ 21 I have a sister that wants only the "best or nothing". That's why, for years she had one piece of furniture in her living room. I t was an antique upholstered chair.which she kept covered with plastic and allowed no one to sit upon. My nephews spent years watching tv from the floor. Everyone got a lot of enjoyment out of that, don't you think? Anyone who has to have the 'best or nothing' is simply a "chinless poseur", in my estimation. Also, as mentioned above, one watermark is not even a poor attempt at a trial of the program of which I have every version since 2.0 and I think it's great. Thanks GOTD and TeoreX.

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As someone who is not a computer designer, I have no desire to pay for all of hte bells and whistles of inredible programs such as Photoshop, no matter how wonedful they are. Today's free offer, though, is a great addition to my "easy to use" software list. I tested it with a few photos from Christmas and work (id card image) and was very impressed at its ability. I also took an image from a recent email that was a picture with text printed over it (humorous email) and Inpaint was able to remove the text, but I was able to see a big black area over some sections that should have been other features. Going in smaller sections, though, I was able to get it nearly back to the original photo.

For those who want to direct the color/background it uses to create the mask of the part you don't want, use the handles of the rectangle to move the rectangle over just a section that has the color you want to match. (I read the directions for this from the Help secion in the program.)

Overall, I'm very impressed with this program. I'm not going to use it for any business and if you are a professional who needs to be able to make great modified images from watermarked photos, then this probably won't be what you need. However, for those of us who just want to touch up pimples on our kids' photos, remove "spots" from grainy older photos, or remove backgrpund people in vacation photos, this really is a great program.

Reply   |   Comment by Michelle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I know this comment doesn't add much to the conversation, but I have to point out that even though we see this title here fairly often, it is an EXCELLENT piece of software. I am always happy to see it show up. It's essentially a free upgrade. I've been using this program since it was in beta, before GAOTD started sharing it. Glad this is being made available.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ 67 FrankTank59 - the activation was successful when I ran it after I had changed my default browser from Opera to Internet Explorer ! Hope this will work for you too ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Elin Berg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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