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Jun 22, 2009 11:29 |  #1

I rarely shoot anything at f16, so I was surprised to see this speck of dust in the sky. Is there an easy and simple way to remove it. My searches all seem to relate to fixing the problem before the shot is taken (dust delete and sensor cleaning). The only software I have is what came with the camera and GIMP. Thanks.


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Jun 22, 2009 12:05 |  #2

Fixed using Photoshop clone stamp tool.


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Jun 22, 2009 12:08 |  #3

Here is how to do it with Gimp.
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Jun 22, 2009 12:13 |  #4

Or just grab the patch tool, make a selection around the spot, drag to a clean area and you're good to go.



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Jun 22, 2009 14:33 |  #5

The patch tool is a horrible tool for this job. In PS the spot healing brush is the best option, the clue is in the name. One click and fixed. Doesn't help much in GIMP though.


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Jun 22, 2009 14:58 as a reply to  @ HankScorpio's post |  #6

The spot healing brush is a great tool. I've got a speck that shows up above f22, and I can't be bothered to clean it off :)


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Jun 22, 2009 15:29 |  #7

Thanks to everyone.


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Jun 22, 2009 17:05 |  #8

HankScorpio wrote in post #8154551 (external link)
The patch tool is a horrible tool for this job.

I strongly disagree friend.

The patch tool is used for what it's named after, patching things. This is a small spot on the photo, patch it up. I created a video that I should upload, I think I will later on.



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Jun 23, 2009 02:30 |  #9

It takes more than 1click and has horrible edge blending. It's a bad tool in general.


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Jun 23, 2009 04:08 |  #10

HankScorpio wrote in post #8157904 (external link)
It's a bad tool in general.

Disagree with you there... It can be quite useful in certain cases.

In a case like this, I'd go with either healing brush or spot healing brush though. (Probably the first)


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Jun 23, 2009 13:10 |  #11

HankScorpio wrote in post #8157904 (external link)
It takes more than 1click and has horrible edge blending. It's a bad tool in general.

Interesting.

Maybe it's not the tool, but the user? I use it with GREAT success.

Either way, we're going to continue to beat our heads against the wall. You don't like it, I use it as I do all the other tools in my arsenal. We agree to disagree.

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Jun 23, 2009 13:13 |  #12

Are you guys talking about tools found in the Gimp, or are you talking about PS tools? The OP is looking for Gimp solutions. Not being a Gimp user, I don't know if all the tools mentioned are in the Gimp, I just thought I'd put out a reminder of the original question:)!


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Jun 23, 2009 13:55 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #13

René Damkot wrote in post #8158127 (external link)
Disagree with you there... It can be quite useful in certain cases.

I've yet to find one. It's like a sledge hammer compared to the scalpels that are the Healing/Clone Brush brushes.

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Interesting.

Maybe it's not the tool, but the user?

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Jun 23, 2009 20:45 as a reply to  @ HankScorpio's post |  #14

DPP has a nice simple stamp tool that will take care of that with just a click or two.


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Jun 23, 2009 22:18 |  #15

Thanks. I tried the cloning tool in gimp and it worked well. I look forward to trying the stamp tool in DPP.


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