Watermark is a kind of marker covertly embedded in a noise-tolerant signal such as audio, video, or image data. It is typically used to identify ownership of the copyright of such signal. The process of watermarking digital media such as video, audio, images, etc. has been inspired from the late 1800s through watermarking letters, postal stamps, currency notes, etc. Digital watermarks may be used to verify the authenticity or integrity of the carrier signal or to show the identity of its owners. It is prominently used for tracing copyright infringements and for banknote authentication.
Most of the image templates, videos, and audio files are always watermarked till the end. So, when we need an ‘inspiration’ from these files, we cannot take them on reference into our work because of the watermark of its creators. So, now these are the following methods using which we can remove the watermarks, from videos, images, etc.
INPAINT is a web-based free online image processing tool, which provides all basic image processing settings, these include- image repair, watermark remover, facial retoucher, etc. the best of the features includes all the removal tools required for watermark and other imprints. Inpaint reconstructs the selected image area from the pixels near the area boundary, it can remove any undesirable artifacts such as logos, watermarks, people, etc. It is both mac/windows supported.
Now it is very simple to remove the watermark using INPAINT. The steps are as follows-
Step 1- Open the image tool and upload the image which requires an edit through the option called “upload image”. The fact to keep in mind is that the size of the image should not exceed 10MB and the format should be restricted to Jpg and Png.
Step 2-click the watermark removal tool in the left menu bar. And frame the location and size of the watermark on the photo and then click on the green “ERASE” option to remove the watermark.
Step- the final step, is to save the changes made to the photo, and after a few seconds of the edit, we will get a photo without a watermark. We then click on the “Download” button which shows in the top right corner of the page.
WONDERSHARE PIXCUT is an open-based, free-to-use software that can be upgraded based on the requirement of the users. The pixcut family offers many features such as background removal, bulk stock removal, watermark remover, image enlargement, and we can remove image background API. It is both mac/windows supported.
Now the steps to remove any background watermark includes-
Step1- visit the official home page of the wonder share pixcut and hit the option “Remove Watermark”.
Step 2-upload the image which requires a change.
Step 3-so, now to remove the watermark from the image, we have to choose the option “select” and adjust the brushstroke size to draw over the unwanted object.
Step 4-click on the “remove objects” and the pixcut will remove the unwanted objects.
Step 5 – save the changes made, and download the resulting image using the “download” option.
Pixlr is an image editing software that is a paid software. This is just like any other image editing software which has its versatile features. The features are unique and the best of them include image template, watermark removal, facial enhancements, retouches, etc. No matter where you are, you can edit photos. The powerful online photo editor also works like a charm on your mobile device, so you can enter editing mode at any time. It is both mac/windows supported.
The steps to remove a watermark is-
Step 1-launch and login to the Pixlr website or the downloaded version
Step 2-upload the image by hitting the option called the “open image” button. The magic feature here is that we can even upload the URL of the image instead of the image. The command automatically pulls the image from the directory or the website.
Step 3-hit the retouch option on the left side of the panel, then opens the tools and mode panel. Select the “Clone stamp” option to activate the feature to remove the watermark.
Step 4-hit the feature option and drag the mouse to erase the watermark and hit the save button to save the changes made. We can even adjust the quality and size of the photo in that particular step, when we finish hit the download button to download the changes made.
Now, who doesn’t know adobe photoshop? It is famous all around for its brand, trust, and features. Adobe Photoshop offers versatile features in image/audio/video editing and each has its surprises waiting for us to unlock. It is available both online and offline, both free and paid versions. All the versions contain free features to begin with basic image editing, and can be upgraded to premium based on the requirements of the user. It is both mac/windows supported.
Now the following steps can help in removing a watermarking from an image-
Step 1- open the adobe photoshop software and upload the image to begin your image editing.
Step 2-Select Magic Wand Tool (or press W) and zoom to the area of the image with watermark by pressing CTRL & + symbol.
Step 3-now using the Magic wand tool, select the watermarked area to remove the watermarked text.
Now the before moving to the next step, we need to outline the watermarked text, and for doing that we need to expand the selection to 5px to add some background pixel to make it wider and then remove it to avoid unnecessary quality drops.
Step 4- to expand the watermarked area, Go to Select » Modify » Expand, and then we can see a newly opened dialogue box, set the Expand selection to 5 pixels, and press OK.
Step 5- go to Edit » Content-Aware Fill, after selecting this option the Content-Aware Fill Window will automatically remove the watermark and show you the result.
5.SOFTORBITS PHOTO STAMP REMOVER-
SOFT-ORBITS PHOTO STAMP REMOVER is one of the most featured watermark remover software and it can be downloaded for free. Aside from removing watermarks, it can also erase date stamps, remove people, and clear up any unwanted element in your photos or images. It is free-to-use software and it is supported both on windows and mac. It has many features to begin with, but the best of them can be unlocked by the premium plan purchase. It is specially built for watermark removal.
Now the steps to remove a watermark using the soft orbits photo stamp remover are-
Step1- Open the SOFTORBITS PHOTO STAMP REMOVER in your pc, and upload your photo which requires an edit.
Step2-using the marker or highlighter tool to highlight the watermark text or image to remove it from the picture.
Step3- click the ‘remove’ option to erase the selected or highlighted text or an image. This eliminates the watermarked text or the image from the original image.
In conclusion, there are many tools that can remove a watermark from an image, but as a user, it all depends on us on how we select our tools to finish our work. There are many apps and softwares that are masking themselves in front of us and stealing our personal info from our devices. The above-mentioned apps/softwares are just an example of safe and free-to-use tools, feel free to contact us through our social media handles if there are any doubts/suggestions/ideas to be presented for this post.