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Giveaway of the day — Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 Standard

Remove date stamp, watermark and other unwanted objects from your photos with Photo Stamp Remover.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 293 (39%) 456 (61%) 21 comments

Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 Standard was available as a giveaway on September 26, 2013!

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Professional 2D Creativity & Animation Design.

Photo Stamp Remover is a photo correction utility that can remove watermarks, date stamps and other unwanted objects that appear on photographs. Offering a fully automatic process, the program uses an intelligent restoration technology to fill the selected area with the texture generated from the 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.

  • Remove unwanted artifacts from new photos;
  • Rejuvenate old photos;
  • Remove defects with a mouse click;
  • Remove artifacts by color;
  • Retouch more than one photo.

To purchase a personal license with 70% discount please follow this direct link.
If you’d like to purchase a business or a service license, please notify us via email: sales@softorbits.com

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

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

File Size:

15.1 MB

Price:

$49.95

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#21

Hi Everyone,
Well, I downloaded and installed Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 on a Windows 7 64Bit PC and Registered and everything went Fast and easy! But that's where it ends! I tested Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 with several watermarks and like Date & Time Stamps and it Failed Miserably! )o;
I have been downloading and testing applications from GOTD for years! And I think this is the first time I have actually given a negative revue! But I guess it had to happen right?
Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 Does remove Water marks etc. Like it says but it definitely leaves a lot to be desired with the finished product! You can easily see where the work was done! Like when you have poor editing of a photo to make someone look younger etc! And they say the the photo has been “Photo Shopped” Well, In my Humble opinion this doesn't even come out That Good! )o;
I do Photography and Graphics design and I use Photo Shop Most of the Time, and a host of Rather Good Photo Editing programs I downloaded from GOTD and most of them I liked enough to pay for and get the new updates and versions! So, I thought I'm being to Picky!? But then when I look at the price! Sorry Guys! As I saw in an earlier revue on this offering! “I wouldn't pay $0.50 Cents for it!” I must agree!
The it is advised in the benefits about Photo Stamp Remover 5.5: “Rejuvenate old photos” I could NOT Find anything that does this! In this version anyway! I mean I tested some old Photos that have been beat up pretty badly! And after running them through Photo Stamp Remover 5.5 and saving then, they looked worse! If that's possible!? I have an Epson Photo Scanner that I use to help recover old photos that a customers brings in that look like the family Dog played with them as a chew toy! And using this scanner and Photo Shop they come out looking like they where just taken yesterday! So I know Quality when I see it and I can always see when a photo has been “Photo Shopped” Unless someone knows what there doing and takes there time to do a first class quality job!
I may have missed some setting or transformation in Photo Stamp Remover 5.5? But it must be hidden pretty good! Cause I tried it more then a few times and the results where just way to low for even family use of there vacation photos! Let alone for Professional use! I'm was really bummed out buy todays GOTD Offering. )o; But it just a little Too Sub slandered to be of any real value...
So, for my 5 Cents! I would Pass on this one today everyone, Stamp Remover 5.5 by SoftOrbits is really more work to try and fix a photo then its worth! Use one of the may alternatives or Photoshop!
2 Thumbs Down! Sorry GOTD, I do NOT count this against you and all you do at ALL! Your Still and always will be top notch! And I give everyone at GOTD 2 Thumbs UP! For all your Hard work and effort! Your Still at 99.9% Perfect at offering great software to all us Computer Geeks to try, use, play with and keep as long as we want for FREE! Thank You!
Take Care Everyone, But always have Fun! Rick.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick D.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

I have some digital pix I took years ago that have the date and time and since they are the first digital pix I took, I simply wasn't thinking about framing the pix to make space for the stamp.

Most are beach pix which do not have to be absolutely perfect, but I want to get rid of the bright red stamp. I downloaded the program, it installed and registered easily and was very simple to use - either uploading 1 image at a time or a batch. There is a bit of pixelation on several of them, but for the most part, the stamp is gone and I can definitely work with the pixelation. I use many of my pictures for memes and other promotional pieces on in books and blog posts, so I can cover a small issue much easier than I can obliterate that red stamp.

This may not be perfect, but it fixes one major irritation for me and I can make the rest work. Thank you :)

Reply   |   Comment by Nikki Leigh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#19

For those interested in disabling the usual update check (hidden in registry this time), here's what seemed to work for me:

Open Windows Registry Editor (if you don't know what that is, forget the rest as you can REALLY mess up Windows tinkering in there if you don't know what you're doing!). :)

Go to this location (on my XP SP3 anyways):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\softorbits\PhotoStampRemover
and modify the "disableUpdates" from a "0" to a "1"

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#18

IMHO none of these types of apps do it 'all' but used in conjunction with other similar software ie:inpaint and similar,can actually have a pretty good result.I see it as one of many graphics tools in my toolbox-it just might help a pic that other apps won't.Thanks GOTD&SOFTORBITS for another tool to add to the toolbox

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

case cleared, it was not Ashraf, it was fake review!
http://dottech.org/129503/warning-gotd-users-comment-3-ashraf-dottech-photo-stamp-remover/

Reply   |   Comment by jumbi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#16

When I tried this earlier with solid red text what really surprised me was that the text went from a solid white background to the solid blue background, no complexity whatsoever in the image, it was a cartoon. Yet even then the result was very poor, the solid blue had a considerable number of other shades in it that made it very obvious that the image had been manipulated.

Most programs of this type have done a much better job even with complicated images.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

#7: "I’m not sure what algorithm the developer is using for its various image-editing offerings but it doesn’t look like the Seam Carving concept pioneered for free by Open Source developers... In practice, I’ve found InPaint to be reasonably workable, if not significantly better than the freeware Open Source originals. By contrast, today’s software from Softorbits failed dismally. "

FWIW, inpainting/seam carving I think came about in the search for a way to make images on web pages etc. look reasonably good in the browser windows of both PCs/laptops & cell phones. In a nutshell these sorts of apps look at the image, determine the main objects to preserve [often at least partly based on user selection], then stretch/shrink everything else -- that way the important parts of an ad for example would still be legible while the background imagery remained reasonably attractive, because the aspect ratio would 1st be changed, then everything scaled downward.

When it comes to removing something in a photo, in some cases inpainting apps sort of stretching the background can work better than the more traditional approach of simply extrapolating data from the surrounding area, the way dust & scratch removal filters have worked for a decade +. Where both methods tend to always fail is when the background isn't consistent &/or I guess I'd say homogenous. IMHO if you try either sort of app on something like a Sunday' Comics cartoon strip, selecting one or part of one panel, you get a quick preview of the app's priorities, how & what it selects to fill in the image. Knowing that you can pretty reliably predict when it'll be successful, & when not. I've also has some luck cropping a copy of an image to cut off the background parts I didn't want included in the fill, then pasting the version with whatever objects removed on top of the original.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#14

#9: "BEWARE AUSTRALIANS! This software breaches @ lest 10 of our piracy laws"

That sort of thinking, focusing on ways something could **possibly** be misused, doesn't lead to anything or anywhere positive.

The other day in the US some kids were suspended from school for using an airsoft pistol in their own front yard. A bit of a staple of geeks & cubicle dwellers in their fight against boredom, low powered airsoft guns are considered a harmless toy, using a spring to fire soft pellets. But to protect the public at large these kids were punished, while at the same time in so many cases little to nothing is done to prevent bad people from doing really bad things.

Yes, Photo Stamp Remover can be used to remove a watermark as well as stuff like a camera time stamp. It isn't the only, or even the best way to do so -- to prevent image watermarks from ever being removed would require banning *ALL* imaged editing software, which coincidentally would mean eliminating most all on-line images as well as watermarks on those that remained. And like the example above, it would be totally meaningless...

Most online images do not have any sort of watermark, & that includes the images used on banking sites, where pages are too often spoofed by the really bad guys who can make millions emptying the bank accounts of their victims. Any energy spent worrying about watermark removal would be more productively spent working to get more qualified tech resources employed by law enforcement, &/or getting banks etc. to make sure their techs are trained in security & actually are implementing security measures. FWIW zero day exploits are a bit rare, not because zero day vulnerabilities are also rare, but because no one has to go to that sort of trouble when the same old [years old] tricks still work so well

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#13

Not being a smart ***, obviously the best way to eliminate something in your photo is by composing the shot before you take it [or not turning on the date stamp]. Once you've taken the picture, assuming you can't fairly easily go back & re-take the shot, Photo Stamp Remover [or similar] may help to *make the best out of a bad situation*. This sort of software is never perfect, but then neither is retouching by hand. Success will vary depending on the image composition & on the camera. It's much easier to paint out something that's surrounded by a uniform background than it is when the background changes dramatically -- a plane surrounded by a clear blue sky is fairly easy to blend in, whereas an object in a cityscape or perhaps a garden full of flowers is surrounded by different colors & textures, each of which will have to be matched. Where the camera comes into play is noise -- in image editing software, if you Really zoom in on the images taken by a good many cameras, instead of solid colored pixels you'll see a pattern of several different colors that blends into something close to a solid color at normal levels of zoom or magnification. A solid color will not match perfectly & neither will using a clone tool, nor any sort of copy/paste that doesn't match that existing pattern.

Software like Photo Stamp Remover [&/or dust & spot removal tools] sample the area surrounding a selected area, & duplicate [copy/paste] that surrounding area, working from the outside in towards the center of whatever object is to be painted over. If that surrounding area is all clear blue sky it's not a terribly big deal, but if you've got say the hard edge of a building that has to be continued through the area you're painting over, working uniformly from the outside in isn't going to work.

And that's really what I experienced giving Photo Stamp Remover a quick try. Some stuff worked great, though sometimes only when I clicked the Quick Remove [rather than Remove] button (?). Other stuff wouldn't work at all. Where it worked it was faster than removing the same object(s) in a regular image editor using the clone tool. What I found missing was a deselect button -- when I wanted to re-do the selection I had to 1st use the marker tool with the box checked for deselect. The selection tools you're given aren't anything to write home about, being a bit on the crude side, but they can work well enough. This GOTD has a small footprint, with all files in the program's folder & just 2 new registry keys, so if it only helps out once out of a dozen tries, it might still be worth it.

That said, there is no quick & easy trick to removing something you don't want in a picture -- it's most often *painted* out, usually using colors from somewhere else in the same image. You can sample a single color to paint with, or copy/paste an area of the same or a different image -- the clone tool or brush performs a continuous copy/paste, or you can select an area in either the same or another photo & perform the copy/paste that way, usually with a bit of feathering & sometimes a bit of re-sizing to help it blend [think photos where someone's head is attached to another body]. While they use special methods to analyze the objects in a photo, usually leaving some parts of the image unaltered, inpainting &/or seam carving apps can do basically the same sort of thing as Photo Stamp Remover, or they can stretch part of an image to fill in where something was removed. You can do the same thing by copying a selection in the original image, pasting it into a new image or layer, stretching it to fit, then copy/paste it back to the original, or use it as the source with the clone tool.

If you want to use something like Photo Stamp Remover or Inpaint, but run into problems because the background bordering one or more sides of the object is very different from what you want to use as a fill, you can always isolate part of the image or photo, though it's likely to be more work than just re-touching the photo in your image editor to start with. What you'd do is open the image in a photo editor, and select just the object you want to remove, plus just the background you want to replace it with -- save your selection as a file [or copy/paste into a new, blank image & save that], & open this new file in Photo Stamp Remover. Or select just the object slated for removal, copy/paste it in the middle of an area you'd like to fill it with, creating a new file & using that with Photo Stamp Remover. In the 1st case, the hard part would be back in your image editor, lining up the file you saved in Photo Stamp Remover & pasting it on top of the original. In the 2nd example you'd have to either save your original selection or make a new one, & copy/paste over the object you want to remove.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#12

oh also when I purchased this software along with removal now and logo removal I only paid less than $25.00

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#11

to #1 this program is nothing like inpaint infact inpaint may be better. this program however will remove watermark from your photos and inpaint will remove objects from your photos. two different type of programs, but I have this program I purchased in a suite with removal now, and photo stamp as well as photo stamp removal. you should get this program it's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#10

@5 I totally disagree with inpaint...IT DOES NOT DO WHAT IT SAYS, atleast not the new version out. Very disappointing software!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Z  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#9

BEWARE AUSTRALIANS! This software breaches @ lest 10 of our piracy laws & to quote someone of their own site.

So long as everyone in OZ realizes removing copyright information can end up with a court awarding heavy damages...
And the difference between taking off a watermark and stealing is ???

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
#8

I had an older version from a previous giveaway and as it was not labeled “standard”, I feared I might actually downgrade by installing this one (It happened before here! I am now very suspicious about “standard” versions). So I downloaded the trial of version 5.5 direct from SoftOrbits and entered the code given by this GOTD. And it worked! I now have a functioning registered (at least for the time being…) Photo Stamp Remover Pro 5.5. Don’t know if it makes a difference though…

In the soft itself, I didn’t find any improvement over last version.

For E.G. (Why so many thumbs down for what seems to be a legitimate question?):

What I prefer in Photo Stamp Remover:

1/ Like InPaint, PhotoStamp Remover keeps transparency, but supports much more image formats (GIF, ICO etc.) than InPaint;

2/ You can toggle between original and modified image, which you cannot do in InPaint.

What I prefer in InPaint:

1/ If you want to deselect, in InPaint you simply use the “undo” while in Photo Stamp Remover you have to check the “deselect” box on the right and re-apply the brush over your selection. Not very intuitive. According to comments and suggestions to the dev for previous giveaway, some never found it!

2/ In InPaint, you can select where to pick replacement pixels, something you can’t do in Photo Stamp Remover, which means it might work very well or not at all, depending of the surrounding background. This is the MAJOR defect of Photo Stamp Remover.

If you work a lot on images, you can keep both though. Depending of your picture, one might work better than the other one. But if you are a perfectionist, you will often have to finalize in a graphics software anyway – or work directly from one.

If you already have Photo Retoucher, also by SoftOrbits and also once offered here, which has much more features, you don’t really need this one although, strangely enough, they don’t give exactly the same results.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#7

Software installation is fast and fuss free but in test has performed poorly. I'm not sure what algorithm the developer is using for its various image-editing offerings but it doesn't look like the Seam Carving concept pioneered for free by Open Source developers

http://code.google.com/p/seam-carving-gui/downloads/detail?name=SeamCarvingGui-Win32-1.11.exe

and commercially exploited ever afterwards by the likes of the InPaint producer and other commercial interests who have jumped on the clone-brush bandwagon.

In practice, I've found InPaint to be reasonably workable, if not significantly better than the freeware Open Source originals. By contrast, today's software from Softorbits failed dismally. . . and took an age to do so: the removal of one selected element from an admittedly large 4000x3000 image took 4 minutes 38 seconds (and even then, removal and re-blending was not successful.)

Repeated tests of the app's capabilities displayed the same sluggish processing -- the "timer" doesn't work, so no point in watching its progress -- as if the software was trying to clone-in simultaneously pixels from left, right, above and below in a massive over-complication of the process that is actually unintelligent and makes things worse, not better.

Thanks, GAOTD, but no thanks: there's ample freeware out there which allows for faster and more effective pixel manipulation than this.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#6

I've yet to find a software free or pay that does this well. still looking.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#5

Not the best tool of this kind, I have ever seen. Probably the worst. And quite buggy. The borders of the tool, you are using, sometimes disappear (and reappear). The 'undo brush' should have a button on the toolbar, it is the most useful tool here. The 'select' and 'free-form-select' tools have swapped names, i.e. you have to choose 'select' to get 'free-form-select' and vice versa. And so on.

With patience you can do the job - if it is simple enough -, but the results are under average. More complicated tasks are impossible to accomplish.

When saving to jpg, you can't select the quality of compression. And the XMP and IPTC metadata are lost. Saving to tiff destroys also EXIF.

And even I, with my poor English, can find typos and other errors in the Help file.

50 dollars is too much for this. 50 cents is too much.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+71)
#4

I totally disagree with Peter Pan I think Inpaint is an excellent product and I have used it with great success on many occasions. Have not tried this offering yet but I will certainly give it a try.
Cannot thank GOTD enough for a number of programmes that I now use regularly.

Reply   |   Comment by Leslie Gee  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

I have used InPaint quite a few times with mixed results. The results depend on the photo or graphic file that you want to erase elements from and the color mix of the image. For me, Inpaint generally does a lousy job, at least to my standards. I shall try this software and see if it is better or worse than InPaint. I am not holding my breadth though. Software claims are often way more than their actual capabilities.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Pan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#2

Attempted to use it on two different types of text; the first was merely an outline of letters, i.e.letters that were not filled with colour, and it made a total mess of it, the second was filled text but the result made it very obvious where the text had been.

If text counts as a stamp and it was most unsuccessful, uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)
#1

Is this same or similar to program called "Inpaint" I previously downloaded from GOTD some years ago? Sounds like same thing but don't know if it is better or an improvement on "Inpaint".

Reply   |   Comment by E.G.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-45)
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