As a bona fide collector of Mac photo apps and tools, I can assure you that this nifty little app does nothing that Photoshop can’t do even better. The difference is that Photoshop costs hundreds of dollars and takes years to master.
By comparison, Inpaint is a Mac photo enhancement app that does mostly one thing. It doesn’t have anything to do with painting or drawing. It fixes photos. It’s free.
The way it works is seemingly simple, but there’s lots of effort you can’t see. Use Inpaint to remove objects from within a photo. Simply select what you don’t want, give the selection markers some extra room, and the offending object is removed, and the area where it once was is covered over.
That’s the extreme example. The same technique can be used to rid old photos of scratches, scrapes, folds, or watermarks.
It’s also good to erase poles and power lines in photos, or remove those unsightly date stamps.
Inpaint actually does a good job of removing skin blemishes and wrinkles from close up photos, but you’ll need to zoom in and operate slowly for best results.
I think of this app as photo restoration software. It gets rid of those marks and objects without resorting to a complicated clone tool, masks, or multiple layers.