Forum Question: How Do I Remove an Object In the Background In Preview?

I have taken a photo that has a pole in the background that extends into the sky. I want to remove the pole and replace with sky.
Thanks so much
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Darla Smedley

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Remove an Object In the Background In Preview?”

    5/17/18 @ 11:17 am

    This will be difficult to do with just preview. It has tools to select and copy and paste parts of the image. So you can meticulously copy and paste pieces of sky from other parts of the image over the pole. Depending on what you have in your image, and your skill, it may or may not work.

    Doing it in an actual image editor would be better. Photoshop is, of course, the top tier and if you don’t have it it is expensive to get. You can also get great image editing apps from the Mac App Store like Pixelmator and Acorn. They have selection and replacement tools. But if you have never used these tools before, it can be a bit of a learning curve to get good results.

    Another option is to use Photos. In the Mac Photos app there are tools that can do this. I have a video on one method here: MacMostRetouching Photos .

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