How to Remove Wrinkles Using Gimp

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a really good image editing tool available at no charge for Windows, Mac OS X, and virtually every Linux/Unix distribution. Wrinkles can be problem sometimes in portrait photos, but using GIMP these can be removed with ease in minutes. The best ways to remove then are via the Healing or the Clone tool. Both these methods of wrinkle removal are described below. Follow these simple steps and your portraits will be wrinkle free.

Healing Tool Method

  • Open the image that needs to be edited using GIMP.

  • Select the "Healing Tool" from the "The GIMP" tools palette which by default appears in the top left corner. The healing tool is denoted by a yellow "X" icon. Alternatively, select "Tools -> Paint Tools" and then select "Heal." This tool is used to heal the images from wrinkles or other abnormalities.

  • Hold down the "Ctrl" key and move to the wrinkled area. Click the left mouse button somewhere near the wrinkled area which and then release the "Ctrl" key.This will select the texture of the selected, unwrinkled area which.

  • Click on the wrinkles to remove then. Continue doing the same procedure for all the wrinkled area.

  • Click "File -> Save" to save the changes made to the image file and then exit GIMP.

Clone Tool Method

  • Open the image that needs editing using GIMP.

  • Select the Cloning tool through "Tools -> Paint Tools -> Clone." This tool is similar to the healing tool and can be used for removing wrinkles.

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and left-click next to the wrinkled area to select the texture. This procedure is the same as with the Healing tool.

  • Click on the wrinkles to remove then. Repeat the same procedure for all the wrinkled areas. Once done save the changes using "File -> Save" and exit GIMP.

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