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Giveaway of the day — Photo Stamp Remover 7.1

Photo Stamp Remover is a photo correction utility that can remove watermarks, date stamps and other unwanted objects that appear on photographs.
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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.

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:

13.4 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#12

I must admit that I use other artists work all the time. I use them for my own personal Screensaver's. What I don't do however is remove their water mark's! If I was to use a program like this it would be to remove some unwanted elements from the works. Such as a telephone pole or a person standing in an otherwise wilderness area. That would only be for personal preference. I would still leave the artist's watermark in place. I like when artists put their work up on the Web so others can benefit by using their work for their own personal enjoyment! I would encourage others to do the same and not to abuse the artwork by removing any watermarks or any other identifying features that may be used to make it the artists own! That being said, I can see where this program can still have legitimate uses. Just because something can be abused doesn't automatically make it bad.

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

@Tom.. @John. Seems to me that others using your works on blogs and other non-profit sites would be considered free publicity to you and your works, after all they can use them but they can't claim ownership.. As a matter of fact because of those god-awful overlays on what could be nice looking pictures, I by-pass them altogether as the watermarks completely takes the beauty away from the image. As for them being used 'for profit' your not helpless in this concern as you can sue those using them and possibly profit from the effort yourself. Being a great painter (or illustrator) is nothing if you do not allow others to enjoy them and as to the abusers.. That's why god created law suits (-:

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Seasons Greeting and ...Thanks to the GOTD staff, the S/W companies that share and give freely and to all the Posters that freely share their knowledge with us. Priceless.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Martin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

I put copyright notices on my pictures because I DONT want people using them or selling them.
with this software you can remove my marks, put your own on and claim my work as your own.
I'm currently using software that puts a micro mark on my pics, you would need a magnifying glass to find it.
Its being used by more and more photographers . The latest software is called crazed copyright.
You need a special glass to see the watermark, as its actually hidden among the colors of a photo.
You move the special lens over the photo and the copyright notice can be seen.

So if you think you can copy and sell others work, beware, it may be harder than you think.

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

Sounds like the perfect solution to me, Meagain. Professionals are protected, and the rest of us can remove wires and street signs without feeling like criminals.
Thanks.

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

I can go along with the micro marks.. They don't take away from the image and they protect the owner.

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

As pointed out by ouialaraison in his great post #2 SoftOrbits PhotoRetoucher which was given away here earlier this year has everything and more than Photostamp Remover but if you did not download PhotoRetoucher and need this type of product then I am sure that the software offered today would be useful. I certainly use photoretoucher on a regular basis successfully.

While I sympathise with Tom at post no #1 about copyright theft I don't think it fair to heap the blame on this type of software as there are many legitimate uses,especially for amateur photographers! I too suffer from copyright theft which I combat by the simple means of posting low-res pictures that are of no commercial value so they may appear on someone's personal blog etc but they wouldn't pay me anyway so I have't lost anything. Most of the shameful thefts are by fellow professionals who make money from my hard work and they will use sophisticated software rather than a software package clearly aimed at domestic users.

Can I take this opportunity to wish a Happy Christmas to GOTD staff who work hard to make an offering every day and have provided me with several go-to programs this year.

Further thanks and good wishes to Giovanni,Karl and other regular posters who have influenced my decisions with their knowledge/advice and improved my installed software so much.

Reply   |   Comment by Marshland  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#7

Not about the software, just a hearty thanks for being santa all year long with a daily gift! You guys rock!

Reply   |   Comment by Victoria  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#6

Does not see mapped network drives
It installed and ran just fine on windows 8.1.

However when I attempted to open an image, "It can not see a mapped drive" on my Synology NAS or my WD MyCloud they are not even visible to the program. Clicking the network icon to view network drives only produces a list of local PC's. I didn't bother using UNC names as that's a pain in the butt just to open an image.

Uninstalled, Thumbs Down.

Reply   |   Comment by CPU-MD  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

A $50 joke from a developer seemingly incapable of engineering a product that can live up to the standards set by both freeware and commercialware.

Agonisingly slow to remove anything, too unintelligent to accurately recognize contiguous pixels, inadequately equipped with undo / redo facilities, and presented in a GUI long past its sell-by date, the wonder isn't that SoftOrbits thinks it can get $50 for this but that SoftOrbits thinks it actually has an offering worth using whether free or not.

I ran this software against Teorex's InPaint and Movavi's new Photo Editor. Reason for that choice is that Teorex pretty much pioneered the 'object removal' commercial sector, based on the original Open Source alogorithm, whilst Movavi's new-kid-on-the-block Photo Editor represents an exponential step forward in budget-priced image editing.

Teorex's InPaint allows the user to define the capture area (the area from which pixels will be copied into the object area selected for replacement.) In latest guise, that task is nothing like as easy as the way earlier versions allowed for capture adjustment via the Shift key and sizing handles. But at least it's there. By contrast, Movavi's relies on the intelligence of its engine -- and with good reason: Movavi's implementation and refinement of the seam carving alogorithm has never been bettered by any developer, anywhere. In comparison with those two, the SoftOrbits product seems to wish to appear intelligent but blatantly isn't: on test, the software had absolutely no idea of just how far it should be bringing in replacement pixels, the notion of contiguous sampling totally eluding it.

Absence of intelligence would be bad enough. But Photostamp Remover gets even worse: this has to be the slowest 'removal' software I've ever encountered. Sure, there's an elapsed time counter, but it's merely cosmetic: it doesn't work in this version just as it has never worked in any of its predecessors. Ticking off the seconds is a bit pointless anyway: this thing needs to have a replica of Big Ben plastered all over it, the better to mark not merely the passing of minutes but the elapse of entire quarter hours.

Fortunately, the difference in the result between standard removal and Quick removal appears to be non-existent, with the Quick option at least having the advantage of getting you much more speedily to the viewing of the unacceptable mess the 'removal' has created.

The Quick option is also helpful where you've defined multi-point 'removals' prior to going into the editing stage, because using the 'standard' mode here would likely involve a longer wait than there's been for Glenn Miller to land. Downside of that though is that the amount of visual mess thrown up -- it's notable, and noticeable, that Photostamp Remover is utterly incapable of doing what it promises first time around -- is never going to be cleaned up by an 'undo' function of strictly limited memory.

Thanks, then, GOTD, for the offer, but free or paid-for, Photo Stamp Remover is a non-starter.

Teorex's InPaint out-performs it in just about all ways (other than transparency retention, though even that's a moot point) but both InPaint and Photo Stamp Remover are rendered obsolescent by Movavi's Photo Editor which, at a mere $19.95, is the first commercial photo editor to be built specifically around "seam carving" whilst also incorporating an almost pro-level suite of image processing tools in a truly stylish GUI.

For those whose budget won't stretch as far as Movavi, then there's always Photoscape, nowadays the go-to FREE photo editing suite which in its latest version provides for both object removal and cloning. Versatile, comprehensive, gorgeous to look at, easy to use, and expertly engineered, the $00.00 Photoscape is everything which the $49.99 Softorbits PhotoStamp Remover is not.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)

"Teorex pretty much pioneered the ‘object removal’ commercial sector"
You are wrong, Photo Stamp Remover released in 2009 and as far as we know was the first object removal tool.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftOrbits  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Download and installed this software on my windows 7 laptop without any trouble

This GAOTD is almost like BatchInpaint 2.2. Both of them will allow to remove watermarks, stamps, date and other unwanted elements.

I already had BatchInpaint so I did not found this product useful for me. But, anyone who slip out BactInpaint can try this software to for removing unwanted object from photograph. Application is simple use, having straights forward options. From my side I give 7/10 to this product. Individuals who specifically wish to erase water marks and all can use this Free Application.

Merry Christmas Eve to All of You…..

Reply   |   Comment by Angela Yorkie  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#3

This has been offered several times . I still have an old version (ver 4.2 ). In it's HOMEPAGE there is a claim that Using Photo Stamp Remover, you can erase cleanly unwanted artifacts like date stamps, watermarks, logos and undesirable objects.
Face and skin imperfections, such as wrinkles, acne, and tattoos can be cleaned up too.

But to be honest this program couldn't meet all its claims. Okay, the program is very simple to use but the output can't be as good as you would have wanted. Basically what I've realized after several usage that It can remove the date stamp or simple text with a not bad output but its result after removal of any objects or even logos is just very poor ( tended to blur the portion,but didn't entirely remove its presence).

I feel that Teorex Inpaint has the edge over it when unnecessary object removal is the concern. Though for every case I take the assistance of clone stamp tool of any Editor to get a more perfect result.

I have still kept this program since 2011 as it sometimes serves some of my specific purposes .

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#2

As usual when we register a program from SoftOrbits, whatever it is, we get thanked for registering Photo Resizer. Is it some kind of subliminal marketing strategy to engrave the name "Photo Resizer" in our brain so that we buy it someday, without knowing why? Let’s not be paranoid, it’s just negligence, which explains too the alarming window “Activation error. The license key has been already activated” which might appear at further openings. (Close it and don’t worry. Your key is still activated.)

Negligence again explains the absence of a changelog on SoftOrbits’ site (at the risk of being repetitive in my comments: ladies and gentlemen developers and webmasters, changelogs and differences between standard, pro etc are minimal information requirements!), so are there some major improvements, as suggested by the new version number? I didn’t notice any during the quick look I had, but for sure the only one I was really looking for is still missing: the ability to select where to pick replacement pixels instead of having the program automatically pick them in the immediate surroundings of the object to be removed, which can be adequate to erase a small date stamp or watermark (to be fair, as its name says, the main purpose of this program) on a more or less uniform background, but can prove totally inefficient for a more complex task.

Let’s say for instance that you are extremely proud of this panorama picture you once took of a grandiose sunset over the Grand Canal in Venice, but, for some very private reasons, you are now deeply convinced that the person smiling tenderly at you from the gondola in the foreground spoils the view. If there is nothing but water or sky around him/her, with Photo Stamp Remover he/she will gently dissolve in the dark water or evaporate in the blue sky, but if there is a palace, a church or a gondolier nearby he/she will be turned into a horrible jigsaw puzzle of little bits of stone, brick, human flesh etc. macerating in water, which might accurately reflect the way you now feel about this bas*rd/b*ch who didn’t deserve you anyhow, but will have a poor effect in your slideshow. With InPaint by TeoreX or Retouch Pilot by Two Pilots, to mention only two programs regularly offered here, you can replace whomever/whatever you consider an eyesore with whatever you choose from any part of the picture.

Still, Photo Stamp Remover has a couple of edges over its two competitors:

1/ It supports much more image formats (GIF, ICO etc.);
2/ It supports transparency (as InPaint did earlier, but no longer does) but not perfectly. It RETAINS transparency where it is originally but won’t CREATE transparency (i.e. transparent pixels picked in the source area become opaque when copied in the target area). But this is annoying only if you want to use it in conjunction with a more fully featured graphics program with layers.

If you already have the more comprehensive Photo Retoucher, also by SoftOrbits, and also offered here earlier, which features most of the tools of Photo Stamp Remover plus many others, what you will gain with this one are “magic wand” (selection by color), “quick remove” (beside just “remove”) and batch mode.

A few hints:

- Don’t look for an eraser or undo brush to modify your selection: there is none. Check the “deselect” box on the right and re-apply the brush over the parts to be excluded from the selection. Not very intuitive at first, but you get used to it.

- Clicking the “Original image” button allows you to toggle between original and modified image.

- Using Photo Stamp Remover is like throwing dice: you get a different result each time. So you can undo, try again, undo, try again… (your selection will stay) until you like what you see. “Quick remove” is faster, and doesn’t necessarily give less good results. But if you are a perfectionist, you will often have to finalize manually in a graphics software anyway – or work directly from one, using a clone stamp, layers etc.
Merry Christmas Eve to everybody from Paris!

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+152)

This has got to be my favorite comment I have ever read on this site, after years of coming here every day. Merry Christmas Eve :)

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

"we get thanked for registering Photo Resizer"

On this Windows the registering went well; no Resizer, just Stamp Remover:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PhotoStampRemover71_20141224/Registratie.png

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

Thanks for all the comments, they do help keep me from downloading junk software. To all the phototogs out there, once you put your "anything" on the Internet, it is GONE...someone will always take it & do something else with it!!! That's one of the reasons it was created for in the first place!!! If you do NOT want your works misused or mistreated, DON'T post it!!!

Software developers & musicians face the same problem...There are hackers out there who want whatever someone else has. Always!!!

I don't like seeing a beautiful picture ruined by an obscene copyright...so, I don't mess with it, not worth my time & energy.

Besides, the Internet was created to be able to share files and find information, First came the military version, then an unclassified version. Most users never bother to learn anything, they just take.

Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is the Reason for the Season!!!

Reply   |   Comment by R. Smith  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#1

I gave this a thumbs down, because its sole purpose is to remove copyright stamps from images. As a photographer, who has seen the work of fellow photographers stolen, I believe that this type of software, like other pirating software, should be illegal.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-165)

There are many ways to remove anything you want to remove from a photo. If you don't want others to use your anything then lock it in a volt and anything posted on the net can be taken and altered.

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Kelly  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Hey @Tom it’s not actually illegal...It’s depend on individual how they use it...Everything has its own benefits and drawbacks, it’s completely about what you make out of it.... Photo Stamp Remover is just a simple image editing tool for those who wish to remove undesired effects from his/her snap...So stay Relax and enjoy it, after all it’s a Christmas time.

Reply   |   Comment by Henry Wilson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)

Totally agree with you Tom, yeah there are many ways to remove watermarks but this software is promoting itself for that reason

"Photo Stamp Remover is a photo correction utility that can remove watermarks"

I am also a photographer and it would be nice to have some respect for our work and the time and money and effort that goes into it

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

Tom and John, you must realize and accept the fact that Photo Stamps and Watermarks can be removed. Why not just resize and optimize your photo. Adding a watermark or such is not necessary just a personal preference.

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

There are so-ooo many ways of ensuring that your image remains yours on the Internet; every professional photographer forum out there has plenty of hints and tips. As to the passing off of someone else's images as your own, I'm surprised you seem not to have heard of TinEye or any other reverse image searchers -- if you're using Firefox, there are at least two instantly installable plug-ins allowing you to right-click on an image on any web page and track down anything similar in cyberspace via TinEye and Google Images.

Reverse image searchers have done wonders for cleaning up eBay, where the practice of nicking others' images for your own listings once was rife; a completely fake "car dealership" was caught out thanks to TinEye tracing all the genuine vehicles at genuine dealerships across the UK. Bizarrely, reverse image searching has also mightily messed up all those posing on so-called 'adult' websites with pictures which aren't of them at all, even though that's what they claim. Certain Eastern bloc "dating websites" have also come seriously unstuck thanks to reverse image search engines identifying the Czech or Russian lonely hearts listed as anything but lonely porn actresses.

Copyright theft for commercial gain where images are concerned is rare indeed but if you're worried about it, then at least today's software need give you no cause for concern: it's completely useless for any enterprise, nefarious or not.

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

You don't need this program Tom...A little time and another (several programs) will do the same using the "heal" option and (or) the "erase & clone" option.....I'm a Am' Photographer, and wouldn't like my copyright removed my photo's BUT if you are that worried about piracy....The ONE AND ONLY OPTION FOR YOU IS "DON'T PUBLISH ON THE INTERNET!!!!"

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

I agree with you, 100% I HATE that the hours of work, and sometimes thousands of dollars that go into a photograph are STOLEN when someone removes my watermark. I do try to prosecute people when I catch them, because it is theft and a crime.

If someone asks me, then I will give them permission to use the photo - but if they are making money off of it, then I want my cut! Why should I work and have someone steal from me, then profit from it?

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

I too am a photographer. I have taken photos with the date stamp on accidentally. Granted this program is not the best at removing accidents but if programs of this method were illegal, how would you feel about a program that allows a user to "paint" over the "accident" with a different color, or possibly even copy a nearby section and paste it over an accident? Should that be illegal? Too late if you feel that way. PhotoShop and others are merely doing digitally what a person could do with physical objects. Image manipulation (or even Art manipulation) has been around since images were were first drawn on cave walls, and on through being painted on canvas and modern photographic images. Creating a program that "automates" these functions is a natural progression, and common to our species (we invent time savers, tools to make things easier). The future will be even more impressive. It does not mean it was intended to allow criminal activity to flourish. If you want to protect your digital files use a digital method, such as Digimarc, or embed the data into the image so that it cannot be detected with the naked eye. Don't worry about people working on graphic images.

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

Writing as a former professional photographer and art director - now long retired - and present volunteer lecturer on ethical issues, I suggest that Tom and John relax a little; there are infinitely more people involved in the creation and preparation of photographs than professional photographers. Quite apart from the billions of mums, dads and kids taking happy-snaps, there are vast numbers of professionals - doctors, lawyers, academics, police and not-for-profit workers - who take photos as part of their jobs, and who do so with no need at all for copyright protection. Yes, professional photographers may reasonably be concerned to protect their own work, but they are only a small part of the photo-taking world. As such, they have no greater right than anyone else to proclaim themselves kings of the photographic world,and require everyone else to dance around them in homage.

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

Tom and John: I have been using this software for two years and I thought "stamp remover" referred to the removal of time-stamps! I use it for removing all kinds of things, but never thought of removing watermarks and signatures. What a great idea!
It is very difficult to stop thieves, but banning or prohibiting any software that can be used in any way for evil.... where would it end? We would be back to 8-tracks and Gestetners.

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

watermarks get on my nerves. this product solves the party poopers attempts at putting them on.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

>Tom and John, just make sure you publish your copyright claim and establish that you're asserting rights. Then join with a photo tracing service and enforce your rights through takedowns or royalties. Strength in numbers.
Otherwise, PSR has a perfectly legitimate purpose - to remove random artefacts from photos, for private use.

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