As a photographer, Mac user, and app reviewer I try not to review the same apps too often, but I’m willing to make an exception in this case. If you take photos and store them on your Mac you will love using Snapheal. There are a number of apps that help to remove unwanted objects in a photo and they range from nearly free to Photoshop’s monthly rental fee, but none do the deed quite as easily and effectively as Snapheal.
Start with an otherwise decent photograph that happens to have a few objects visible in the photo that you’d rather not see. Trees, telephone poles, people, pimples, or whatever. Snapheal’s simple tools make it a pleasure to delete objects you’d rather not see in the photo.
Here’s a perfect example.
Snapheal comes with a few additional features for color correction and photo enhancement but the claim to fame is ‘healing’ a photo by removing objects or imperfections you don’t want in the photo.
Pimples are easy. Simply dot the offending blemish with the Snapheal tool. The tool ‘reads’ the area around the pimple, then fills in the blemish hole with skin texture and tone that matches the surrounding area. The same goes for poles, trees, wires, lines, even people. Objects are erased, but the gap is filled into by calculating the texture and color of the nearby portion of the photo; think of it as spot healing.
Snapheal comes in two versions; vanilla which should be used mostly for quick photo enhancements and removal of unwanted objects, and Pro which is faster and has more precise healing, but also works as a plugin to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture (for as long as it lasts). The developer makes a try-before-you-buy version, but that requires an email address and you will be bombarded with offers forever and ever.