Fixel: Free iPhone App To Remove Objects From Photos

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Fixel is a free iPhone app to remove objects from photos. The app is developed by the giant software maker Adobe. This app comes with an easy to use interface to easily remove objects from photos. The app is awesome as you don’t have to accurately select the particular object for removing it. You only need to roughly select the area by swiping on the screen, and app automatically detects the object. You can also perform unlimited undo for achieving the desired results and remove objects perfectly.

According to Adobe, Fixel uses the same advanced content-aware technology which is already used by them in Adobe Photoshop. So, using this app means carrying Adobe Photoshop in your pocket as far as the feature of removing objects is concerned. The app also lets you share the edited photo with others.


Note: This app is a part of Adobe’s research project. They use your images for a learning algorithm to tune up their future imaging technologies. But, you can disable this feature from Settings if you don’t want to share your images with Adobe.

How to Use iPhone App to Remove Objects from Photos:

Fixel app doesn’t ask you to login with your Adobe ID or any other social networking account. You can start removing objects from photos straightaway. On launching the app, you will see the interface as shown in screenshot posted below. The app lets you either click a new photo or import an existing one from Camera Roll. Tap on the + icon at bottom left corner to choose your preferred method.

Adding Photos

After importing the photo, you only need to swipe on the object which you want to remove. When you will swipe, the selected area will be covered by Red color. You can adjust the width of swiping area using the three dots on left side of the screen. When you have swiped the area which you want to remove, then tap on Patch It option to start the removing process.

Removing Objects from Photos

The app will take some time to patch the photo. This time varies with the size of object which you are removing from photo. After the completion of process, you will see the photo without the object. Tap on Share option to share the photo. If you want to undo any change, then tap on Undo option. The app lets you do unlimited Undo and Redo.

Sharing Photo

Minor Drawbacks of Fixel App:

  • When you will remove object from photos, sometimes you might see a spot on the place from where you have removed the object. This spot can either spoil your photo or it might give a hint to others that you have removed something from that place. To avoid this, repeat the objecting removing process on same place until you get it right. You can also undo the changes and try again.
  • The other drawback of the app is that sometimes it gets crashed.  The crash doesn’t happen frequently but it does happens.

You may also like: How to remove objects from photos.

Final Verdict:

Fixel is a good iPhone app to remove objects from photos. The concept is really good but in my opinion, the app still has room for improvement. If the two drawbacks mentioned by me are rectified, then this app will be awesome to have on iPhone. Do give it a try.

Get Fixel here.

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Works With: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Free/Paid: Free

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