Unfortunately, that gene didn’t make it to my generation despite me spending many thousands of dollars on expensive SLR and DSLR photo equipment.
Instead, my forte is in what is called ‘post production.’ I take quick, wide-angle photos with auto exposure and focus, and fix the photos all up nice and pretty when they get back to my Mac. One of my favorite new apps is Snapheal, which has a few basic photo enhancement tools, but the pride and joy is the option to delete unwanted objects from a photo, and fill in the hole with a background that matches the nearby background.
Just when I reached a comfortable level using Snapheal to improve my finished photos, along comes a pro version. Snapheal Pro. As does the little brother version, Snapheal Pro erases unwanted objects, comes with basic editing tools, an improved selective enhancement smart brush tool, and something call CleanPics™ technology which helps to removed those lines, blemishes, scratches, and objects in a photo that shouldn’t be there.
As you can see from the example above, the enhancement tools are similar to what you’d find in a dozen other Mac photo apps. Under exposed photos can be improved and balanced with just a click and a move of the slider bar.
Snapheal Pro has a few more options and that clever selective enhancement option which is an improvement over the original.
It’s where unwanted objects are removed from a photo where Snapheal really shines, either standalone or as a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.
By selecting an object in a photo using the Snapheal Pro tools, the object can be removed and the hole filled in by matching the surrounding background.
What’s that good for?
Lines, poles, unwanted guests, signs, pimples, scars, scratches, lines and pretty much anything else that’s in a photo you took but you’d prefer it not be cluttered up with the, well, clutter.
The makers of Snapheal Pro are proud of what they’ve accomplished, and that’s reflected in the price. Fortunately, there’s an upgrade price if you bought the original. What’s missing is a side-by-side comparison chart to see the differences between the two apps. That would be handy, as I’m sure many Mac users would be perfectly satisfied with the results from the lower priced version.