Lets start this review with the after image. Just a minute or two of painting over the power lines, pole, and some leaves at the top of the frame, and this is my beautiful result. If I hadn’t told you I removed things from this image could you even tell?
The more apps I play with, the more I realize I really just want photoshop in my pocket. Or at least an arsenal of apps that are the equivalent of photoshop. TouchRetouch is definitely one of those apps. Its basically the healing tool or content aware fill from photoshop. I’m very impressed with the ease of use and the results.
Other photo editors have healing brushes or clone stamps, but they seem to be an afterthought that weren’t given the time and attention to make it useable. The results in other apps often aren’t very reliable and its not an easy tool to use.
TouchRetouch is completely dedicated to touching up your photos and it does a great job of making it simple. Paint over the object you want removed and watch it disappear as you click on GO.
I’ll include links to the tutorial videos at the end that do an excellent job of showing you how to use the app. They also show you how easy it is, so theres almost no point in me showing pictures of the app in action. But, just for fun, here are a few.
The opening screen.
This is the user interface. Double tap on the image to zoom in. Use the hand tool to move the image around. The tools for making your selection are the lasso and the brush. Fine tune the selection with the eraser.
Select the brush size.
Paint over the object you want gone. Not pictured below is when you are painting a small zoom window pops up that makes selecting even easier.
The result from that selection that took all of 5 seconds is perfect.
From here I removed the wires and some leaves at the top of the frame. The final result is back at the top. As you can see, TouchRetouch did an amazing job at filling in some areas that can be troublesome (clouds and field.) I tried to remove all these things in Photogene a week ago, but the healing brush failed miserably. The cloud looked horrendous and you could clearly see where everything once was. TouchRetouch blended everything in beautifully.
There is also a clone stamp tool, but I haven’t had a reason to use it yet. You can see it used in the 2nd video link below.
So easy to use. The best results of any healing brush/content aware fill that I’ve seen on the iPhone. This app is a must have if you like to clean up your images for the best presentation possible. Its an absolute steal at 99 cents.
Price: 0.99 Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Also available on Android.
***Full disclosure, I did not pay for this app, I asked for a promo code so I could review it. I’m not being offered any compensation for this review. ***