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Remove unwanted objects with the Retouch tool
Remove unwanted objects with the Retouch tool

Learn how to use Retouch to quickly remove unwanted objects and people from your images

Elise Petrovic avatar
Written by Elise Petrovic
Updated this week

With Photoroom's Retouch tool, you can quickly and easily remove unwanted objects from your photos.

Select the link for your device:


On iPhone, iPad, and Android

The process is similar on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select the Retouch tool.

  2. Select a photo from your phone or select Camera to take a new photo.

  3. Draw over the object(s) that you want to remove from your photo.



    Note: Use the Brush width slider at the bottom to make the brush thicker or thinner.

    Photoroom will remove the object and fill in the background as if the object was never there.

    Photoroom App showing Retouch feature. A street photo no longer has a lamppost in the foreground. The background has been recreated to make it look like the lamppost was never there.
  4. Select Next.

  5. Use the editing tools to make further changes to the image, for example, to change the brightness or add text. Photoroom will only save your image if you edit it.

  6. Select the Back icon < to return to the Create page.

You can find your image in Your Content.


On Web App

To use the Retouch tool on the Web App:

(Video shows Photoroom Web App)

  1. On the Create page, select Designs.

  2. Select the design that you want to edit.

  3. Select the settings for the Background layer.

  4. Select Retouch.

  5. Use the slider to set the brush size.

  6. "Paint" over the areas of the design that you want to remove.

  7. Confirm that you want to remove the painted area.

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