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Giveaway of the day — Photo Stamp Remover 7.3

Remove watermarks, date stamps and other objects with Photo Stamp Remover.
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 125 (53%) 111 (47%) 37 comments

Photo Stamp Remover 7.3 was available as a giveaway on July 16, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Remove watermarks, date stamps and other objects with Photo Stamp Remover. It is a photo correction utility that can delete all unwanted objects from photographs. With an intelligent restoration technology, the program automatically fills the selected area with the texture generated from pixels around the selection, so that the defect blends into the rest of the image naturally.

What takes hours to correct using the clone tool, can be accomplished in a minute using Photo Stamp Remover.

Purchase an Unlimited personal license (with support and updates) at 70% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 2000 /2003/ SBS 2003/ XP/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

http://www.softorbits.com/photo-stamp-remover/

File Size:

12.9 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#16

SoftOrbits Flash Drive Recovery has also become un-registered now. I tried to reinstall and get Photo Stamp Remover to work as my program was registered and initially shows registered until I try to save or shut down and then I am advised the program is not registered.

Very disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by RCB  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Well, I guess I'm the only one here who did not experience what everyone else did.....I have 4 other softorbit software installed, including sketch, photo editor, icon maker, logo remover.....after installing and running this giveaway,(and rebooting) they are all still registered and fully functional...go figure.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Austen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Every picture I use left an ugly blotch where the watermark/stamp was. Used box, lasso tools...wow, what a bad result. It does an AWFUL job. I get far better results using the slow process of clone and heal on my FastStone Viewer...sheesh! I do NOT recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by Richy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Yep, Photo Retoucher also reduced to trial basis here.

Interesting question, does anyone have a PAID version of a Soft Orbits program that has been reverted to trial status?

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi Godel,

Yes, I have a paid version of SoftOrbits Digital Photo Suite that has been reverted to "Unregistered". I have sent a request to SoftOrbits for a new product license key, seeing as it's their giveaway that's had such an abysmally poor effect on this and another 5 SoftOrbits products that I had installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

installed without any problem and activated as instructed . I have used this program before and am impressed by the simplicity
and completeness of the process . Removes unwanted items and faces and Im guessing most anything else you want. the program even removed a dog from the foreground of a picture of a child . I think its great. I am not an expert, but it does what I need .

Reply   |   Comment by Kirk Lamberti  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I have been a follower of GAOTD for many years. In that time I have learned of many alternative programs that matched of even bettered the programs on offer, thanks to reviewers.

Today for one reason alone, I decide not to participate in GAOTD any more. The reason is all reviewer links are now piped through www.sur.ly.

If anyone thinks that sur.ly is not another piece of incentivized surveillance then they are deluded. Sell another slice of your soul for the illusion of safety - no thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by mugwah  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

mugwah, I've been seeing this as well. The one way to bypass this "prefix" of sur.ly is to select/copy/paste reviewers' links into another browser window. It's a pain in the butt, but at least it works -- if you remember to do it ;-)

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

Quote
Today for one reason alone, I decide not to participate in GAOTD any more. The reason is all reviewer links are now piped through http://www.sur.ly.
UnQuote

You can easily overcome the sur.ly obstacle

1) Just highlight the item referred to e.g. IrfanviewCloneTool
Then right click and choose "Search Google for ....."

2) Copy the URL and paste into text editor e.g.
http://sur.ly/o/pcdon.com/032209IrfanviewCloneTool.html/AA005599

Then you remove

sur.ly/o/ from the start

and

/AA005599 from the end


You add the www. in front

so that URL becomes

http://www.pcdon.com/032209IrfanviewCloneTool.html

Just paste into your Google search box.

It will never go through Sur.ly

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

We are sorry for that technical problem. Not all of our users were faced with it. Our installers do not remove registration of previously installed software. But programs sometimes may lose activation. We decided to give you a new license keys from 3 of our recent giveaways:

Photo Retoucher: RET2-HKJLF-FRZKB-FECZD
Photo Background Remover: BKG1-VMBJT-XSPZV-LGADA
Sketch Drawer: SKT3-UQCEZ-QFKPH-DAGLN


you have 3 days to activate them.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftOrbits  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

THANKS - you guys are champions for fixing this deactivation problem

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

@SoftOrbits,

What about other SoftOrbits products that have also been "Unregistered"?

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

Old art school trick when finishing, or near finished, with visual project is to look at result with a mirror along the screen, canvas, whatever. Such reversal tricks brain into gaining some 'distance' from being personally involved. Too close to the work. Allows seeing it with fresh eyes like you would upon viewing another's creation for first time (s). Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

My personal feeling is that it is not today's giveaway installation that causes Softorbit's Photo Retoucher to cease being registered.

I haven't installed today's offer yet, but after reading some comments here, I did check Softorbit Photo Retoucher's status, and it shows that, for some strange reason it became unregistered!!!! Somehow, Softorbits must have unregistered this software. It seems to me that either there is a code in the installation file that renders the software unregistered after a period of time, or this Russian developer is doing it via internet.

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

I have 7 Softorbits GAOTD offerings on Win7 from 2013-14.

Batch Picture Resizer 5.2 - 17 April 2014 - will not start anymore at all.

On checking after reading this, only 2 are still Registered.
They are :-
1) Picture Doctor 2.0 - 28 Mar 2014
2) Photo Stamp Remover 7.1 - 25 Dec 2014

Reply   |   Comment by Will10  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

Is it true that once you install and activate a new SoftOrbits software; it then immediately nullifies all the other SoftOrbits software in your PC and they become TRIAL versions?

SoftOrbits must answer this.
Is it true?
If it is true, then is it a bug in the programming of the installer?
Or is it peculiar only to some users and does not affect other users?
If it is not a bug but is a deliberate company policy then what is the rationale for such a policy?
Of course, SoftOrbits has every right to say "It is company policy - you take it or leave it".
We just want a clarification once and for all.
So that we know what is what.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

I think you are right,it is a compact polilcy, but I dont think you will get an anser from them. But, OK, no answer is also an answer. Kjell

Reply   |   Comment by Kjell  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

It's not a bug; it is deliberate.

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

It worries me that Softorbits has not replied to this deactivation issue and dealt with it. I won't touch any of their software until this problem is fixed and the damage is undone. Had a piece of software deactivated with the last giveaway. This is a good way to earn negative buzz in the market place.

Reply   |   Comment by Janakee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

installed no problem. fast. works great. no bs when applying for license.like paint but easier to work.thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

Downloaded Photo Stamp Remover in the past. Seem just okay to me. To be honest, I have the very over priced Adobe Photoshop 7 for years now. It does a much better job, then this software, at replacing and removing an unwanted objects. To be fair, Photoshop is more time consuming.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim0214  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

I AM ANGRY: this GOTD apparently deactivated my GOTD of the more comprehensive Photo Retoucher, also by SoftOrbits. So thing twice before installing.

Now that the harm is done, I might as well make an update to my comment and comparison with InPaint and Retouch Pilot posted when a previous version was offered (link given by Karl).

While you only had the choice between "remove" and "quick remove", you have now 3 modes: "inpainting", "texture generation" and "quick remove" (not necessarily worse). There is no rule: just try them to find out which one works best for a specific part of a specific image.

This new version of Photo Stamp Remover, like Photo Retoucher (the one I just lost... did I tell you?) now has a clone stamp, which should allow you to get rid more elegantly of your ungrateful ex (see my previous comment). I say SHOULD because... well, I didn't manage to make it work. Maybe you will have more luck... or skill.

Also, as it seems to be a general case for recent SoftOrbits programs, when fully open, the window doesn't fit well on all screens (at least on mine - 1366x768 - the bottom and right side are cut).

This is all what a quick try has allowed me to notice.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)

"This new version of Photo Stamp Remover, like Photo Retoucher (the one I just lost… did I tell you?) now has a clone stamp, which should allow you to get rid more elegantly of your ungrateful ex (see my previous comment). I say SHOULD because… well, I didn’t manage to make it work. Maybe you will have more luck… or skill."

Such things can be difficult, though often the key is patience & perseverance more than skill. Creating a feathered mask or selection [one that fades out] around what you want to remove can help, because then you're only *painting* over what you want to paint over. Patience comes in because if the mask isn't quite right, you can add or subtract from it until you're satisfied -- since you're not altering or changing the picture yet, you can take as much time as your need, or want to spend.

Another tip is that when you're painting, whether with a color or clone stamp tool, think dab rather than brush stroke. Set the brush to be feathered & semi-transparent. Our brains are wired to see patterns -- that's why we can see shapes in the clouds -- so by dabbing [clicking once with the mouse & then moving it] you avoid patterns that draw attention to the repair.

That doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't use Photo Stamp Remover [or Inpaint or similar] if they can get you part [hopefully most] of the way there. As with dabbing rather than using brush strokes, you want to avoid anything that makes the repair stand out. You can't really dab with a repair tool like this, but you can certainly add grain or noise when/if it helps to blend in -- sometimes that's all it takes to make the repair unnoticeable to anyone else [since you did it, you'll always *know* it's there]. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

After reading your deactivation story I checked three different SoftOrbits programs on my PC and all three were now trial versions. I don't install limited license anything so to me this is an error on their part. It leaves an unfavorable impression, doesn't it?

To the moderator.. This is on point as it speaks directly to the reliability of the developer you are featuring.

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+57)

@ mike: thank you for this thorough explanation of clone stamping. Actually, I have never been good at it. I prefer using selection, layers, transparency etc. to remove or add objects. But this time it is even worse: when I left click on the part I want to clone with the Alt key down (isn't it what I am supposed to do?) it doesn't grab anything, because when I left click on my target area while releasing the Alt key, all I get is a uniform grey. Maybe I am missing something, but in my comment for Photo Retoucher giveaway, I said the clone stamp worked well, and I do remember having tested it.

@ Exploro and Ric: I checked. Of all my SoftOrbits giveaways, only SoftSkin Photo Makeup is still licensed. Photo Background Remover and Sketch Drawer (a.k.a. Photo to Sketch Converter), like Photo Retoucher, are back to trial. Maybe SoftOrbits just make a mess in the registry, but it could well be a scheme to allow only a limited number of their giveaways at a time. If the SoftOrbits people are still around, it would be interesting to have their comment on this.

@ everybody: sorry for the "ThinG twice". My finger slipped: heat wave in Paris.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Same issue here as regards deactivation of all SoftOrbits software which I had previously installed through Giveawayoftheday. Whilst I appreciate the free offerings, nevertheless it should be made clear by any company if their intention is to revert users to trial versions after a period of time. I too would welcome an official comment from SoftOrbits on this matter, although mainly to satisfy my curiosity. I am done with this company and their questionable business practices... I will never install another piece of SoftOrbits software again, and will advise that my friends do likewise.

Reply   |   Comment by Declan  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

Re SoftOrbits' formerly installed programs now becoming unregistered. This has happened to me as well, much to my frustration and disappointment.

There is one possible solution to avoiding this in the future (if you're on Windows 7 / 8): when installing SoftOrbits programs, "Run as administrator," and when running these programs, "Run as administrator" as well. This has worked for me . . . so far.

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

To all those of you who had their other SoftOrbits software demoted to trial versions, you are going to have to get your hands dirty and get into the registry.

You will need to create registry keys for each of the programs you have form SoftOrbits, and repair the one which was broken also.

That is the only way I see how you can possibly legally repair something the software publisher broke.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

No problems installing and registering in Win7. To activate it, you must visit its website and submit your email address, I don't like this.Intuitive UI, but to be honest this program couldn't meet all its claims. Only the background is clean, the program can work very well, and its clone stamp tool can do nothing in precision repairing.

Best free alternatives:
http://www.photo-toolbox.com/free/clone-stamp-tool.html
http://www.pcdon.com/032209IrfanviewCloneTool.html


Best free complete photo editors:

Alternative of photoshop
http://www.gimp.org/
http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

Alternative of lightroom
http://www.photo-toolbox.com//free/pt-photo-editor.html

Easy basic editor
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

Reply   |   Comment by Apple  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)
#2

Horrendously over-priced offering from SoftOrbits which though free today isn't worth the cost of a re-install. This developer faces unbeatable competition in the form of Movavi's fully-featured Photo Editor which does everything that this app does and infinitely more besides. Inpaint,the former leader in the 'object removal' stakes, is of course still around and though nowadays overtaken by Movavi is still superior in operation to this SoftOrbits product.

Whether offered for free, at a discount, or at full price, the deciding factor where all three are concerned is the quality of the algorithm used. In any compare-and-contrast test, that of SoftOrbits comes a poor third behind InPaint, whilst Inpaint now lags behind Movavi because of the latter's brilliance as a standalone photo editor.

Thanks, GOTD, but no thanks: SoftOrbits needs to (a) improve the quality of this product and (b) re-think its ridiculous pricing policy, seeing as how both Movavi and InPaint regularly run giveaway and 50% off promotions -- and neither of 'em retail at $49.99 anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Please understand that this product is completely different from Inpaint or Movavi Photo Editor.
- It has a batch mode to remove the same objects from multiple photos
- It offers 2 different algorithms which produce different results depending on the type of the source photos.
In most cases you are able to get good results, in some cases much better than Inpaint.
If you need all in one Simple Photo Editor like ones offered by Movavi, we also have it :)
http://www.softorbits.com/simple-photo-editor/
It is much cheaper than Photo Stamp Remover. Today you may get it with a 70% discount.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftOrbits  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

That reasons don´t explain such a price!

Reply   |   Comment by Georg  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

No offense intended, & not saying the Movavi software is or isn't a good tool...

If you're going to invest time & effort into learning whatever image editing software, as possible choose one that lets you use layers in some fashion. Otherwise there's like this brick wall that you can never get around or over -- no matter how much you learn or practice, there's a lot of stuff that you just will never, ever be able to do. Unless of course you discard part of what you learned & start over with another program.

"SoftOrbits needs to (a) improve the quality of this product and (b) re-think its ridiculous pricing policy, seeing as how both Movavi and InPaint regularly run giveaway and 50% off promotions — and neither of ’em retail at $49.99 anyway."

Especially with creative oriented apps, e.g. image, video, audio editing etc., pricing very often is what it is. If you want or need what an application does, what it costs is what it costs. It may not make you happy, but it is something you get used to, if for no other reason than stress is unhealthy & we already have plenty. We can & should be thankful that, because of GOTD & SoftOrbits, we get to judge for ourselves whether we need it or not. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system.
Photo Stamp Remover 7.1 was GOTD on December 24, 2014. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/photo-stamp-remover-7-1/

Many comments bout this software and Softorbits. So nothing complete new from me.

Softorbits is lazy to update their files. The exe is version 7.2, the "about" shows a version 7.3

Remember this stamped photo?
http://i.imgur.com/xfl8wp0.png

This is the quick result of the removed stamp.
http://i.imgur.com/Z77JAEb.png

Of course it can replace an unwanted object by copying picture information from the adjacent areas. With a simple texture this can work quite well - with a complex texture, especially straight lines (brick stone, architecture, windows, cars, machines...) it will (of course) destroy the image impression.

Works well with landscape, grass, wood, sky...

Uninstalled via reboot. I still do not remove photo stamps from other peoples pictures - and no need to remove photo stamps from my own pictures...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+97)

Keine Kratzern, Staub, Flecken, Falten, Datenstempeln und anderen unerwünschten Objekten??

The English site does not name these, but the German site does.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

"I still do not remove photo stamps from other peoples pictures – and no need to remove photo stamps from my own pictures…"

FWIW, I think some folks use Photo Stamp Remover or similar when they forget to turn the date &/or time stamp off on their camera... they might have it on when they snap pictures of the kids or grandkids, then realize after taking other pics that they left it on.

"Softorbits is lazy to update their files"

Have you ever noticed the registry keys for their other software, Karl? They like to reuse the Photo Stamp Remover key name rather than create new keys with the name of the application. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

""Uninstalled via reboot. I still do not remove photo stamps from other peoples pictures – and no need to remove photo stamps from my own pictures…""

Thumbs up!!

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