How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photo

As digital photography becomes more and more popular, many people turn their old paper photos to digital form to store and view them on modern computers. Nevertheless, old photos are not always in the perfect condition: tears, spots and cracks remain even on electronic pictures.

Inpaint fixes this problem by providing a simple way to remove various defects from old photos in merely three steps.

Step 1: Open the scanned old photo

Open the image that you wish to repair.

Load the damaged image

Step 2: Select the scratches and tears

Carefully select all defects on a photo using the Magic Wand or any other selection tool. Note that the Magic Wand tool allows you to select areas of similar color.

Select the scratches and tears on an old photo

Step 3: Run the process

Click the "Erase" button on the toolbar and in a moment, Inpaint will roll back few decades from the old picture by removing tears and spots, scratches and chafes from your photo. Enjoy!

Old photo successfully repaired