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How To Remove Skin Blemishes In Windows & Fotophire Software

Here's a quick tutorial on removing skin blemishes in Windows software and Fotophire software.

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How to Remove Skin Blemishes in Windows Photo

Digital cameras have allowed us to capture the memorable moments of our lives, but it sometimes happens that a pimple or blemish completely spoil an otherwise perfect portrait picture. Fortunately, today, even the built-in software on the Windows OS enables us to remove objects or skin imperfections from our favourite photos.

Let's explore different ways of removing skin flaws with Windows Photo Gallery or the Photos App. We will also provide you with a more efficient way of concealing wrinkles, moles and other skin blemishes with Wondershare's Fotophire photo editing software.

How to remove skin blemishes on Windows 8 and 10 with the Photos app

If you have Windows 8 or 10 OS installed on your computer, all you have to do in order to open the picture you want to edit in the Photos app is to double-click on it. After the photo is displayed in the editor, you need to click on the Edit icon that looks like a pencil. When the Edit window opens, you should click on the Basic Fixes icon, in the upper left corner of the screen, and then you should select the Retouch option, that can be found at the lower right corner of the Edit window.

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Once you click on the Retouch icon, you'll be able to see a blue circle around the mouse cursor, and you simply have to click on the area of the photo you'd like to remove. The software will instantly remove the skin imperfection, and you should click on that same area of the photo until the blemish is entirely removed. The zoom in slider can be used to get a better overview of the surface you are working on, and it is especially useful if you are trying to remove barely visible skin imperfections.

How to remove skin blemishes on Windows 7 with Photo Gallery

Despite the fact that Photo Gallery is not well-known for its photo editing capabilities, removing objects as well as making your portraits look better by removing the inflamed skin or pimples is a fairly simple process in this software.

It is advisable to make a copy of an original photo before you start editing it if you want to avoid losing the original version of the photo. Launch the program, and double-click on the photo you'd like to edit. This action will enable you to see the toolbar ribbon, so you should proceed to click on the Edit tab. Locate the Retouch feature in the Edit tab and click on it, and then select the Retouch option.

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Your mouse cursor will now look like a cross, and in order to remove the skin imperfection from a photo you just need to hold the left mouse button and draw a rectangle over the area of the photo you'd like to fix. The software will automatically retouch your photo, and if you are not satisfied with the results, repeat this process as many times as you deem necessary.

Retouch in Fotophire

Remove blemishes and perfect your photos with Fotophire

Even though the Photos app and the Photo Gallery enable you to remove skin blemishes from your photos they still lack more advanced photo editing options. If you want to have a complete control over this process you should consider using a dedicated editing software, which is equipped with powerful tools that let you remove anything you want from your photos in just a few simple clicks. One such software is Fotophire which we will use as an example below.

Double-click on the Fotophire's desktop icon, and select to open the software's Photo Eraser mode. Import the photo into the editor by clicking on the Open menu and selecting the photo you want to edit.

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Once the picture is displayed in the Photo Eraser mode, click on the Erase tab and select the Selection Brush. Adjust the size of the brush by dragging the slider, and simply click on the areas you'd like to erase.

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Click on the Erase button, when ready and wait for the software to remove the skin blemishes from a photo. If you are not satisfied with the results you can repeat the same process, or use the Clone tool.

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Click on the Save icon and open the photo you saved in the Photo Editor mode if you'd like to edit it further. There are over two hundred effects available that let you enhance the colours of your photos and make them more vivid.

After removing the pimples or blemishes from your picture, you can perfect your images with the built-in photo effects. Watch the video below to get more information about Fotophire photo editing toolkit.


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