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Giveaway of the day — Photoupz 1.63

Magically retouch your pictures and remove unwanted objects from photos with Photoupz.
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Photoupz 1.63 was available as a giveaway on March 10, 2013!

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Photoupz improves your photos. Magically retouch your pictures and remove unwanted objects from photos. Erase wrinkles and blemishes and get rid of tourists on your holiday images using the powerful multi-segment guiding line tool.

Sharpen blurry images, remove noise to improve low quality pictures, brighten dark photos. Photoupz will quickly fix your images to preserve those perfect moments you captured on camera.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7; PC with a 1Ghz CPU, 1Gb RAM; .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5

Publisher:

EvenPixel

Homepage:

http://www.photoupz.com/

File Size:

8.20 MB

Price:

$19.90

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#66

I still stand behind my prior comments about example #3 but I did download the program to see it work. It worked great. Below is an example of a tree outside my house. It took about 15 seconds to make the changes you see. Super intuitive program... if you have used InPaint before. InPaint has been my goto quick removal program but I must give kudos to this program too.

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/16452/20130311-s7xp-74kb

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#65

#8 Joe, That means that other people voted while you were reading, and the page added their votes to yours.

Reply   |   Comment by James K  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#64

but what could be really useful , is a program with a rotation tool to custom rotate pictures in degrees other than 90 and 180….



Xnview does this just fine for free...

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#63

Hi, @54 (Zham) - but of course it's possible to add objects from other pictures - in Corel PSPs for instance, to give You a quick example - they are called "tubes" and with a bit of practice You can make any part of any image/photo into a picture tube to be later placed as a layer and "stamped over" a picture of Your choice. Making tubes is highly enjoyable and addictive..:), using them fun, and in picture manipulation/art/restoration they are very valuable aids.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#62

Have this from last time! Haven't used it becus forgot about it!
Removed a watermark - area looked lighter then surrounding area, and it did the job fast! Seems I can retouch area fixed with my default paint program - so both programs work ok together! @54 you can add things to other pictures as easy as pie, using simple paint program,
cut and paste and practice! And using free Format Factory to change added pic to same type of pic you want to add to! That what makes Photoupz, Impaint, photoshop, etc, etc so much fun for noobs like me!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

#41: thanks for the great comment

Reply   |   Comment by AFPhys  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

I'm #35 above. Tried again and everything went well with the OS Gods,
Looking forward to using it now.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#59

Downloaded and just did a comparison touching out on the same photo using Inpaint (an earlier GOTD)

Although Photoupz does the job, it is so slow rendering the image. The big difference is that Inpaint is so much faster and it's so easy to move around the image as it has the windows slider bars at the side to move around the image.

Sorry not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Geoff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

simple yet useful media editor . looking forward to using some of the features . Thanks Photoupz and gotd .

Reply   |   Comment by Kirk Lamberti  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I installed this on Win 8 64bit and Win 7 64bit. Works fine on both and easy to use. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Amanda  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

A word of advice on activating in Windows XP.
You must install as administrator and then, according to the readme.txt, run activate.exe.
If the regular (limited rights) user remains unregistered rerun activate.exe for each account on your Windows XP PC.
So far I haven't been able to remove anything from one of my photos but I'll keep trying. Thanks for letting us try Photoupz.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#55

Although tis program is not perfect I like it better than Inpaint. Used Inpaint before and it kept crashing on me. This product is free today download it and give it a try. If you don't like it delete it.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Graham  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

This is really a decent photo editor. Yes it only does basic functions, but being a former professional stage photographer I am of the decided opinion that the role of the personal computer really supplants the darkroom and all its chemicals.

When auditioning this software from that perspective it really does do a very good job. You can tweak your photos as you want by adjusting exposure "just so" and removing small imperfections. The GUI easily allows you to do this and it can really be fun to take some of you photos and turn them from blah, into bling that you can take to your favourite store to get printed.

The downside? Probably due to your expectations. As comment 3 says, you cannot replace information in an image that wasn't there in the first place. To accept that as a rule degrades your reputation as a photographer. Those unwanted elements in a photography should and must be edited "in the camera" . . . before you press the shutter release button. That is the ART of photography

All of this considered, Photoupz is a worth photo editing software that will be more than amply appropriate for most amatuer photographers. If you want me to compare it to Photoshop, it can't. They are two different classes of software, targeted to different markets. In its class, I recommend Photoupz to budding photographers everywhere. Grab it while you can; you will have a good starting point for your new career. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#53

To bad the program can only REMOVE objects in the pictures, it would be great if it was possible to add objects from other pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Zham  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Just last week, I was regretting that I no longer had InPaint (from a previous giveaway) since I had re-installed my OS. I have PhotoShop, but it always seems like overkill to me for little touchups. PhotoUpz does the same thing as InPaint, and about as well. I tried it out on a magazine scan, removing white letters from a light colored background that included light-reflecting wisps of hair, and it wasn't too bad, even if I did have to repeatedly go over some portions, which generates more pixelation. If you are removing a smaller object from a large consistent background, the results should be satisfactory for most purposes.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#51

Missed this the last time it was offered. I can usually find some use for graphics software, ranging from the simplest up to and including Photoshop, but I'm not sure I'll keep this. It seems fairly easy to use, although I don't think it is intuitive for the absolutely new photo improvement software user. In my trial, the results were only slightly better than the beginning photo. And then there's the price - certainly the developer is aware that there is a lot of freeware in this area, and I can't think of a single piece of the graphics freeware out there that does less than this software, or does it less well. Want examples? Okay, here are several: Photoscape, Irfanview, Xnview, and the last two are probably primarily downloaded to be used as file viewers, although they have far more and far more effective editing capabilities than are included with today's GOTD, and arguably have less of a learning curve for a novice user than today's GOTD. Perhaps if the developer would bundle this with some its other software, or offer it for free as a teaser to purchase other software, but the price definitely needs to be lowered significantly, and IMHO, the quality needs to be improved before offering this for anything but free.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#50

You can see my my third attempt at their 'before' here: http://www.jenum.com/index.htm. And I added one pass with 'sharpen'. The simplest job was removing text from the clouds. Any watermark software can do that. Filling in the complicated bridge banister would be impossible. I would call my attempt an unusable failure and if I were asked to buy this software, I would decline just because their examples seem untruthful however, for free, it could actually do a good job in the right circumstances.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

They show "before" pictures but what about 'after" pictures? This is useless to show the 'before" pictures if you don't show the "after" pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#48

Don't waste your time with this. Good luck trying to get results like the supposed before and after pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

I do like the program. Very easy to use. Works well with photos that don't have too much detail.

I can say that the bottom "before and after" would and does not come out nearly as good as the one they have shown.

That said, it is worth the download, IMO.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I just gave this a try, using the exact same image I used for testing 'Inpaint' given away awhile ago.

Inpaint did a *much* nicer job.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave6d6ky  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#45

Downloaded and installed okay on XP-SP3. Worked pretty well on the example picture I tried. However, and this is a big HOWEVER - The program installed a "Photoupz" watermark right in the middle of my test photo. I don't see why anyone would want to use it under those circumstances. I have uninstalled the program

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Saine  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#44

It updated right over the previous version, even retaining the links with shortcuts I had created. Windows 7, 32-bit. I'm not sure what the difference between 1.60 and 1.63 is, and didn't even try to find out, but the update was painless. It looks the same; hopefully newer is better.

I've mostly used this to remove watermarks from wallpapers. Though blurry sometimes, it's better than a garish logo in the bottom right corner of a beautiful landscape photo. I've never attempted anything like the samples.

Reply   |   Comment by David H.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#43

What's new since Version 1.6? According to their download page, http://www.photoupz.com/download.html:

Version 1.62 [01/May/2012]
- Added Exif metadata preservation
- Small fixes

Version 1.63. Released 25/Jan/2013
-Added TIFF file format import/export

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#42

Photoupz does not indicate the name of the file/photo that is being worked on which is an omission. Would be helpful if more than one photo can be loaded at one time. Then can move back & forth to compare work. Does not work well with removing shadows below eyes. Removing image noise (Denoise feature) seemed to work quite well. I was not successful at removing facial wrinkles using Photoupz. Is excellent for removing people from a photo using the 2-part technique shown in demos.

Reply   |   Comment by Arsenic  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

#4, qerqn: I just clicked on the Publisher link for EvenPixel above, and the offer from December 1, 2011 is clearly listed (I had downloaded/installed it at that time).

For those waiting for comments, you may want to read them from the last giveaway, as there were 135 comments (and Photoupz 1.6 was given a 71% favorable rating).

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

I have used Photoupz for quite some time and I love it more each time I use it. I am impressed with it's abilities to erase portions of a picture and zip in the background far better than any clone stamp. It takes practice though. I would suggest a judicious usage of the undo button and trying different techniques. The more you get the "feel" of the algorithms the quicker you can accomplish what you need to do. The program is not perfect but that is the beauty of it. Perfection is often too noticeable in a fractal world! For difficult jobs I will use another program like InPaint to pre-process or post-process a photo. One tip: always process using a format like PNG. JPEG degrades an image each time you re-save it. Save JPEG compression for the final image only.

Reply   |   Comment by trekite  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#39

Great program, I just removed an unwanted object from a photo with excellent results. Thanks to the developers and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Tall53  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

This is a very good software with helping tools that really work. easy to use and worth to buy. installed and works fine on windows 8 pro. It's the no.1 best wrinkles and blemishes remover software in the market.

Reply   |   Comment by Safuans  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

Hi, @3 (NothingIsFree) - If it wasn't for the formation of clouds on both pics, an "hour" on Big Ben and people on Westminster Bridge (who cannot walk that fast, lol) - my explanation would be: swap "before" and "after" and you'll see that cars on the road appeared after first picture was taken.., ha ha. But seriously - the rectangle in question had been carefully "worked on", most probably in another Program, as I too put my neck on the line that it is not possible for this photo Tool (or any for that matter) to achieve it and "guess" correctly how things look behind an object.

That can only happen in reverse if someone starts "pealing" layers (provided it is an unmerged, layered format) of an image to reveal what lies underneath.., and in this case - cars would have to be "added" as a layer in a first place and then - all, or parts of them could be "rubbed off" to show more background (baclayerer). After merging layers - that process is not possible any longer. In my humble knowledge and experience. So - no miracles of that nature here, I'm afraid:)..

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#36

This program does what it sets out to do. It's a keeper for me. Thanks for the excellent review.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Installed and works fine on Windows 8 64bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Okay what am I doing wrong? Win 7>> Unzipped it, read txt file, ran setup.exe, then went back and ran activate. Ran the program Checked the ? and it says Unregistered, Buy now.

It's March 10th 10am.

What did I do wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#33

Installed on Vista Home Prem. x64 A-OK.

As the "Readme.txt" says for Vista I had to run the Setup.exe and ALSO use the Activate.exe. Even though I am Registered, when I open Register Key ... I see nothing in there ... like Name or the Key ... so!!!

Thanks!:)

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#32

Sorry, I mean't:
A little buggy with the window flashing/disappearing while trying to RUN/APPLY, but nothing major.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/flamingonut/Public/12121501z2_zpsae6ece91.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by FlamingoNut  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Pretty easy to use, not a lot of confusion due to lots of menus/buttons/options. I had a simple photo of a plane, but my camera had dust on the inner lens. I ran this editor twice on the dot & it disappeared, and looks pretty darn good. I also removed the plane, which took 3 tries, which didn't come out perfect, but worked. I'll keep this program around, since I haven't had much luck with other editors that worked this easily and good. But, more play time with this one is definitely recommended.
Installed fine on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. A little buggy with the window flashing/disappearing while trying to save, but nothing major.

Reply   |   Comment by FlamingoNut  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#30

@#3
That concrete block is in fact a cloned section. If you look closely, you can see there is a dark dot above the Black cars tail light. In the edited photo, there actually remains a "ghost" of the cars tail light area. This image can in fact paint over the cars area because all of the concrete block is just cloned and pulled down to the sidewalk. Notice the pattern on the green lattice work railing. In the photo on the left, the pattern is perfect and it creates Moiré lines horizontally along the rail. In the photo on the right that Moiré line is broken as is the continuity of the fence railing. There is a large black spot next to the concrete block that is clearly un-natural as well.

Reply   |   Comment by newJason  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#29

Thanks GAOTD! This exactly what I am looking for – you guys be rocking!

Reply   |   Comment by fonnyl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#28

Oh and I should add that I have NO intention whatsoever of downloading this product. I need another editor (especially a single task editor) like I need a hole in the head... This looks prima facie as if though it may be alright though FWIW.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#27

Before you poo-poo a free program, please posit this question to ADOBE, Photoshop has been doing exactly that since CS5. Which was released several years ago giving others time to catch up.


i’ll wait until someone else gets moderated first (perhaps Ashraf…)

anyway – i read these comments, so i pick up on things… like, a few days ago someone gigged (caught an ‘error’) another like-type piece of software on claiming to “provide” background that could not possibly be fabricated by the program. It seems like this is what has happened to the third ‘before/after’ screenshot – HOW did the software provide the ‘right-side’ of the concrete rectangle? (It’s hidden by the car in foreground).

OK – found it (since no one has posted yet):

@3 Peter: (THIS IS FOR: Photo Retoucher 1.3 (March 4th (imagine that Goiv (ie saturation, etc etc))))

“There is no way the program can find out what was “behind the object”, and fill in the “original background”. It’s just analyzing the area around the removed object, and extends this into the empty area left after the removed object.”

…except in the sample, it has indeed managed to accomplish the
“impossible“…

best regards;

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#26

@4 gergn —— not necessary to use google while you're on the site.

Just above the comments section and on the right hand side of this page is in 'Archives' calendar.

Below the calendar is a 'Search our site' box. Type in the name of the program and press the yellow 'Search' button.

It will show you all dates it was previously offered.

Clicking a date on the calendar will show you the offering you missed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#25

There is an issue with activating it on Windows 8 64bit. Following the readme.txt file:

Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe, then run the activation program Activate.exe which is included in the package to register your copy.

This does not appear to activate the software on Win8

Thanks anyway GAOTD, but PhotoUPZ looks like a real nice inpainting product. The authors site has an impressive video on using this tool.

Reply   |   Comment by cpu-md  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

Crashes at start on windows 7, so i change comatibility mode to windows vista service pack 2, and i work OK now

Reply   |   Comment by max  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Another alternative: https://gmicol.greyc.fr/

with an abundance of possibilities to edit your photographs.

Check also the freeware PhotoWipe at http://www.hanovsolutions.com

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#22

Downloaded, installed and activated real nicely - then nothing but "application error" when trying to launch program.

Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by jim sock  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#21

I downloaded version 1.6 in November 2011, so won’t bother with minor upgrade, but what is interesting is that hovering over the action buttons reveals that 2 of them refer to Inpaint functions, i.e. ‘Inpaint guiding lines’ and ‘Inpaint area’. One of the tutorials on the website also refers to the ‘inpaint button’. Coincidence?

Valid question. Why has this comment been moderated?

Reply   |   Comment by maw  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#20

I downloaded version 1.6 in November 2011, so won't bother with minor upgrade, but what is interesting is that hovering over the action buttons reveals that 2 of them refer to Inpaint functions, i.e. 'Inpaint guiding lines' and 'Inpaint area'. One of the tutorials on the website also refers to the 'inpaint button'. Coincidence?

Reply   |   Comment by maw  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#19

The output quality of Photoupz compares very well with the popular Inpaint and in some cases it is even beter. The edit functions (Denoise, Sharpen, Brighten and Darken)are limited but can be very useful. It certainly does enhance the program. The Guiding Line Tool is very helpful to fill up the blank space left behind between two or more lines after an object has been removed. Although I agree that Photoupz is not perfect, it is well worth downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr H  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#18

I am trying to remove watermarks, that run across portrait pictures,
neither the recently offered photo retoucher, nor this photupz were able to do that, the portrait pictures turned out all smudgy and blurred, the faces totally ruined.
does anyone know a good paid software that does that removal of watermarks on faces correctly?
thank

Reply   |   Comment by ender  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

I got this last time. I just tried twice to opeen it to check the version number. It crashes beefore it even opens.

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