Inpaint
Inpaint
8.1

4.2

Inpaint free download for Mac

Inpaint8.1

06 October 2019

Remove unwanted objects from photos.

Overview

Inpaint photo restoration software, reconstructs the selected image area from the pixels near the area boundary. Delete any unwanted objects from your photo, such as power-lines, people, text, or anything else. The program will automatically "inpaint" the selected area to erase it. If some unexpected object spoils an otherwise good photograph, Inpaint can easily remove it.

  • Repair old photos
  • Remove watermarks
  • Remove unwanted objects
  • Digital Facial retouching
  • Remove date stamps
  • Erase wrinkles and skin blemishes
  • Easy to get started
  • Completely non-technical

What's new in Inpaint

Version 8.1:
  • Added option to draw a straight line between two points using SHIFT and mouse click
  • Improved stability

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39 Reviews of Inpaint

3
Cowicide
14 January 2012
Version: 4.0

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Ok, tested this against Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill on some same pictures. I found Inpaint's interface to be pretty dreadful. It's looks like it was barely ported over from Windows to Mac. Aside from those terrible aesthetic issues, it also doesn't use standard Mac shortcuts for the tools either. For example, command + or - doesn't zoom in & out. It says it's supposed to if you look under "View" and observe the shortcuts, but pressing those keys does nothing so I'm forced to click the clunky icons to zoom in and out that look like they are from Windows XP hell (saving is with a an old 3.5 floppy disk icon). Also zooming happens in much larger steps than Photoshop, so don't expect to zoom to an ideal size to fit perfectly in your window/display unless you get lucky. You can adjust the size of the brush to select the area you want to erase with the content aware fill with a sliding dot on a line, but there's no feedback to how large or small the brush is exactly until you use it. Super-clunk. Performance. Sadly, you also get clunkier, blockier results than Photoshop's content-aware fill which is smoother on edges. I had hoped using the guidelines to define edges would have given Inpaint "the edge" over Photoshop in results, but in my testing it was just more steps to get the same result but clunkier and less natural results than Photoshop, so that was a disappointment. I was hoping in the end this would be a scrappy alternative to Photoshop's content-aware fill with better results with more custom tools (like the Guide Lines), but this hasn't been my experience. On HUGE plus side, this thing is only 20 bucks and while the results aren't as natural/smooth as you get with Photoshop, it definitely works and if you don't mind a little more cloning/retouching to fix up its results than you would have to do with Photoshop's results then this a great alternative to spending a bunch of money on Photoshop and instead use this in conjunction with free Gimp, etc. Then gain, GIMP has a plug-in for content-aware fill already so you might want to test that out first. GIMP's plug-in (called resynthesizer) is more clunky to use than Photoshop's content-aware fill, but it's free like GIMP is and does work in OS X. resynthesizer was doing this before adobe too, but I don't know if resynthesizer gets better results or not since I haven't used it. But, anyway... if you don't want to go through the hassle of installing GIMP and resynthesizer and you can't purchase Photoshop, there's this for 20 bucks. The results are certainly not horrible. The interface is clunky as it is ugly, but it DOES work.
(8)
bobembry
20 February 2018
Version: 7.1
Beware of this developer: Why hasn't version 7 been released through the App Store? Why is there no upgrade discount for purchasers of version 6? Answer: The developer wants more and more of our money.
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next-to-the-best
23 July 2015
Version: 6.2
Super Eraser did a better job to remove unwanted objects. I download it when it was on sale. nice tool.
(1)
5
Lisa Lockworth
05 July 2015
Version: 6.2
Get's the job done...I've tried others but I always go back to Inpaint because it's DEAD SIMPLE EASY to use.
(0)
bobembry
01 March 2015
Version: 6.2
Today Snapheal is on sale at the Mac App Store for $5. In recent weeks it has been $10. I bought Inpaint 5 and 6 on the Mac App Store.. Inpaint 6 seems to be the same as Inpaint 5, so I paid twice. Today, the Inpaint Mac App Store version is 6.0 while 6.2 is available directly from the developer. Why didn't version 6.1 make it to the Mac App Store? Look before you leap
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4
Zampom
18 September 2013
Version: 5.5
Please note that this update now requires a minimum of 10.7 (as noted above in the system requirements). View this as important, as when I updated my version 4 to version 5 of Inpaint, it still supported Snow Leopard (10.6). Seems that midway through this numbered version, the developer dropped support for 10.6. Had I known this was going to happen, I might not have upgraded earlier this year and just stayed with my version 4 of Inpaint. That said, for as often as I use the program (which is not all that frequently), my Snow Leopard supported version (5.2) does what I need it to do.
(1)
Revco
16 March 2013
Version: 5.1
I have the App Store version, InPaint Pro 4.7. I don't see version 5 in the App Store. Is it coming, will it be a free upgrade?
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tot
16 March 2013
Version: 5.1
good news, and where can we see that 'New Look' ? old look was like Win95 ..any screenshoot's or? can't belive that they changed look nicer, noway
(0)
0.5
Cyann
10 October 2012
Version: 4.7
If you bought 4.4 or 4.5, for months there is no way to update, and it doesn't take Apple all that time to review an app. I just try Snapheal which is far better and cheaper, I recommend everybody to switch.
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bobembry
26 September 2012
Version: 4.7
I bought through the App Store. Version 4.4 is the latest there. Doesn't look like the developer plans to update. Beware
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2
Chaloots
25 September 2012
Version: 4.5
While not typically as critical in reviews I'm making an exception to this one. While inconvenient enough that the app offers no built-in, intuitive way to retrieve updates (much less invoke the download/install process) that I could find, their website clearly shows version 4.7 to be the most current. I had the Pro version 4.4 on my Snow Leopard MBP. The system requirements on the web page also clearly stated that 10.6 was needed as minimum. So I installed the *only* choice of versions from that page (again, no assistance from the app or vendor's site to denote upgrade policy). During the installation mode I noticed there hadn't been the alert of whether I wished the current install to replace or not an existing one. As a result there were not one but two Inpaint icons in the applications folder. It gets better: according to the "Get Info" window for the just-installed app the version is not 4.7 (the one whose Icons initiated the download/install process) but 4.5 Developer-----are you getting any of this??
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4
KMS-ROX
03 September 2012
Version: 4.5
I purchased from the app store today for $14.99 and its version 4.4 not the 4.5 the website has listed. I followed the link to the app store from the developers site as it is much easier to install from there. Contacted the developer with no response so I came back here and purchased the special here for Inpaint &iResizer for $14.99 so I wasted $14.99 at the app store. I downloaded Inpaint and iResizer and was able to install the serial number in Inpaint but can not find where to install the serial number for iResizer. I have uninstalled and downloaded and reinstalled several times and still can not find anywhere to install the serial number in iResizer. The manual purchasing from here is not in English but the manual link from the purchase at the app store is however it is a different version (4.4) but given I am a geek I usually do not require a manual. Inpaint is a pretty good tool to have if you deal with photos a lot be it personal or professional. It is not perfect but for quick things its great and takes less time than firing up Photoshop. I would recommend the Inpaint to anyone that deals with photos on a daily basis and those that like to clean up those vacation photos that would be perfect if that one tourist or object wasn't messing it up. I have not used iResizer yet because I have been trying to figure out where to put the serial number.
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2.5
dichris
03 September 2012
Version: 4.5
How can it be 25% off when it's for sale on the App Store for $15.99???
(0)
3.5
CFrag
19 August 2012
Version: 4.5
This tool is good for small blemishes and works reliably enough. Note that not all images are equally well suited for this kind of repair. Due to the way the algorithm works, repairs can be near-perfect at one spot, but truly abysmal in another in the same image. In an image taken on a safari in Africa (hey, I wasn't there, just worked on the image), we removed a jeep without problems, but the result when we tried to remove a (much smaller) tent proved to be impossibly bad (we used a different program for that). Also, on a personal level, I truly dislike the decidedly Windows-esque user interface (really? A 3.5 inch disk as icon to save.) But the Application does what is says, and although not particularly fast, it is quick enough and the results are good enough even for studio work (I used it to good effect on a product shoot for a golfing equipment catalog).
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Cyann
21 June 2012
Version: 4.5
Do we have to pay again to go 4.4 to 4.5 ??? Mister Gapchenko use to ask for (too much ) money with each update, and he as always good reason for it.
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Antuan
24 May 2012
Version: 4.4
There is an easy-to-use tool which removes unwanted objects from photos Photo Retoucher can be downloaded at http://photoretoucher.org/
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Maylbu
11 March 2012
Version: 4.3
Not good. Don't waste your money
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Revco
10 March 2012
Version: 4.3
$1.99 on the Mac App Store. Though MAS lists v4.1 as being the latest.
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Prologos
01 March 2012
Version: 4.2
The Update to 4.2 says "wrong password". I have inpaint 4.0 from the MuPromo.
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5
Moduler
01 February 2012
Version: 4.0
I like this tool very much. I can't afford Photoshop so for the small edits I make I use Gimp. Have stumbled upon the problem of removing without major trace elements from photos with no clean and easy solution. Luckily I found Inpaint and it really really works in lot of situations. After you get used to it's algorhitm and the workflow you'll get great results really fast. I feel this piece of software for it's price is rather impressing!
(2)
5
Digiland
31 January 2012
Version: 4.0
i can't live without
(0)
1
Ted46
31 January 2012
Version: 4.0
two attempts and two crashes. What am I doing wrong? I followed the video directions. $9.95 wasted
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4
Robert-Power
31 January 2012
Version: 4.0
I use it more than any other photo app that I have. The more I use it the better I get at it.
(0)
OhEssex
15 January 2012
Version: 4.0
Today is January 14 and MacUpdate is announcing version 4.0 of InPaint - something I'd purchased in early October of last year... Thanks also to Cowicide for his review - it's right on the money.
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3
Cowicide
14 January 2012
Version: 4.0
Ok, tested this against Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill on some same pictures. I found Inpaint's interface to be pretty dreadful. It's looks like it was barely ported over from Windows to Mac. Aside from those terrible aesthetic issues, it also doesn't use standard Mac shortcuts for the tools either. For example, command + or - doesn't zoom in & out. It says it's supposed to if you look under "View" and observe the shortcuts, but pressing those keys does nothing so I'm forced to click the clunky icons to zoom in and out that look like they are from Windows XP hell (saving is with a an old 3.5 floppy disk icon). Also zooming happens in much larger steps than Photoshop, so don't expect to zoom to an ideal size to fit perfectly in your window/display unless you get lucky. You can adjust the size of the brush to select the area you want to erase with the content aware fill with a sliding dot on a line, but there's no feedback to how large or small the brush is exactly until you use it. Super-clunk. Performance. Sadly, you also get clunkier, blockier results than Photoshop's content-aware fill which is smoother on edges. I had hoped using the guidelines to define edges would have given Inpaint "the edge" over Photoshop in results, but in my testing it was just more steps to get the same result but clunkier and less natural results than Photoshop, so that was a disappointment. I was hoping in the end this would be a scrappy alternative to Photoshop's content-aware fill with better results with more custom tools (like the Guide Lines), but this hasn't been my experience. On HUGE plus side, this thing is only 20 bucks and while the results aren't as natural/smooth as you get with Photoshop, it definitely works and if you don't mind a little more cloning/retouching to fix up its results than you would have to do with Photoshop's results then this a great alternative to spending a bunch of money on Photoshop and instead use this in conjunction with free Gimp, etc. Then gain, GIMP has a plug-in for content-aware fill already so you might want to test that out first. GIMP's plug-in (called resynthesizer) is more clunky to use than Photoshop's content-aware fill, but it's free like GIMP is and does work in OS X. resynthesizer was doing this before adobe too, but I don't know if resynthesizer gets better results or not since I haven't used it. But, anyway... if you don't want to go through the hassle of installing GIMP and resynthesizer and you can't purchase Photoshop, there's this for 20 bucks. The results are certainly not horrible. The interface is clunky as it is ugly, but it DOES work.
(8)
Cowicide
14 January 2012
Version: 4.0
How does this compare with content-aware fill in Photoshop?
(0)
Eodtech
31 October 2011
Version: 4.0
Where can I download v:3, I wish to go back to that version. Registered user.
(0)
4.5
Mtcobra
27 October 2011
Version: 4.0
I was very impressed with the Inpaint 4 which I just purchased with a discount from MacZOT. It is fast and easy, and mistakes are immediately recoverable.
(1)
Fonsr
26 October 2011
Version: 4.0
I purchased this app in Feb of 2011. Now, only eight months later, I must pay if I want an upgrade to the latest version. Several other software co panies charge for upgrades, but give you free upgrades for a couple years. Be aware!
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0.5
Peterpan23
18 October 2011
Version: 4.0
Re-test with 4.0 (I already wrote a review for 3.0): With the new so called you are thoretically able to get something like a result - with 3.0 I got only total mess with my portrait (test photo description see below). Guiding Lines are something between a selection and a path. Unfortunately the how-to it is a joke. Inpaint is so bad coded, that even my Core2Duo 2,3 GHz sticks drawing a line. But even with Guiding Lines the result is totally unacceptable. If you like to lose money, you should throw it out of your window, than you leastwise save your nerves
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Cyann
17 October 2011
Version: 4.0
You can try to justify your update, it's a shame that we have to pay again. What's the next step? I used your soft a lot, but for me it's over. I don't like at all that kind of behaviour.
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Koliko
14 October 2011
Version: 3.0
Fa esattamente quello che uno si aspetta, è veloce ed incredibilmente preciso. Impossibile accorgersi delle correzioni.
(0)
4
Eltoon
13 October 2011
Version: 3.0
Great piece of software. Good new: Inpaint version 4.0 is now avaialable on the developers website.
(0)
Kam4pal
02 August 2011
Version: 3.0
IT doesn't work on other files besides jpeg. Disappointed and wasted money.
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5
f-rol-orange-fr1926
28 July 2011
Version: 3.0
I tried many other apps and ways to do the same work. This is really the best of all. Very nice results and it works with the speed of lightning. It is so easy and simple to have nice results. A child can do the job with this app. GREAT! Thanks to the developer. The app saves really so much time, fantastic ! Regards, F Rol (France)
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5
sc976
28 July 2011
Version: 3.0
This is my best software-investment since Adobe Creatice Suite CS5!
(1)
4
Edgrrr
27 July 2011
Version: 3.0.2
I have version 3.01. It isn't perfect. I haven't always been able to remove all smudges, but it provides an easy and satisfactory solution to common problems. Like when I forget to turn off my flash and get unwanted reflection. It's also a great bargain, avoiding the cost and complexities of photoshop.
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synapse1
19 July 2011
Version: 3.0.2
One of the things that makes Inpaint so nice is its simplicity.
(1)
5
OhEssex
12 June 2011
Version: 3.0.2
This software is fantastic for removing unwanted stuff in a picture. You can remove distracting objects in the background, watermarks, blemishes - anything. I did find some aspects of the user interface confusing at first so I'll pass along my feedback to the developer. I highly recommend this!
(0)
4
Piman
30 December 2010
Version: 3.0
I haven't tried this out on removing large objects yet, but I have with small things (eg: a timestamp on a photo). I was thoroughly amazed at how well it worked and how easy it was to do. My only issue is that the 2-finger swiping on my trackpad causes zooming instead of what it normally would do, ie. panning.
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$19.99

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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