Cleanup.pictures is a free online service that you may use to remove objects from photos and images that you upload to the service. While there are plenty of tools out there that support object removals in photos and images, most require you to download a program or application, and many are not easy to use.
Objects and people may be on photos when you take them, especially if you photograph something that is popular. The photo may not be ruined, but it may look prettier if people and objects do get removed.
Cleanup.pictures makes it as easy as possible. Drag & drop the image to the site, hold down the left mouse button over the part of the image that you want to be cleared of objects, and let go of the button once you are done. The online app does the rest.
The only options that you have are to change the brush size and to undo changes. The brush size defines the area that is marked for object removal. Unfortunately, there is no option to zoom in to improve the accuracy of the selection. Processed images can be downloaded to the local system.
An option to view the original directly on the screen is provided as well; this works by selecting the original button on the website, which activates a slider that displays the original image on the processed image.
The results are good, especially if you consider that it takes a few seconds to remove any object from the uploaded image. One downside to using Cleanup.pictures is that the processed images may have a smaller resolution than the original that has been uploaded. All downloaded images had a resolution of just 1024 pixels in tests.
Cleanup.pictures uses LaMa: Resolution-robust Large Mask Inpainting with Fourier Convolutions, a Samsung Research open source project that is available on GitHub.
Cleanup.pictures is a handy online service to remove objects from images that you upload to it. It is simple to use and results are usually very good. The only downside to using the service is that the output images may have a reduced resolution. Then again, the online application is free to use.
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