How to Remove a Person
from a Photo for Free?

Edit out unwanted people with PhotoDiva in just 2 minutes

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How to Remove People from Photos: Quick and Easy Method

Sometimes great photos get spoiled by accidental passers-by: you’ve managed to capture a fleeting moment or a genuine emotion, but there is an unexpected stranger in the background. And what about vacation pics? You can’t take a single photo in a holiday spot without other tourists getting in the picture! What can you do, if cropping isn’t enough? No, the answer isn’t “delete the file for good”! Luckily, you can remove a person from a photo with PhotoDiva.

Photo with strangers in the background

Erase photobombers in a couple of clicks

Photo with no unwanted people in the background

We have prepared a detailed beginner-friendly guide on how to edit someone out of a photo for free without Photoshop or other expensive software. The quickest way to do it is PhotoDiva’s Clone Stamp tool. It allows you to create an inconspicuous patch to replace unwanted people, as if they’ve never been in your pic. Keep reading, and you’ll be able to do it in just a few clicks!

Step 1. Open the Picture

Ready to take someone out of your photo? Launch the free portrait editor and open the picture you want to edit. You can do it either by clicking the Open Picture button or by dragging the file to PhotoDiva.

Open your photo with PhotoDiva

Drag the zoom slider to zoom in or out

Step 2. Select the Clone Stamp Tool

Under the Retouch tab, find the Clone Stamp tool and select it. It will help you create a seamless patch over the unwanted people in your photo. Set the tool’s size so it covers the distractions.

Pick the Clone Stamp

The Feather setting makes the brush edges softer

Step 3. Set the Target Area

Paint over the strangers you want to erase from the photo. When you are done with selecting, PhotoDiva will automatically create a patch of the same shape.

Draw a selection over the area you want to conceal

Make sure that your selection is as precise as possible

Step 4. Remove Someone from Your Pic

To edit out the unwanted strangers, move the donor area selection to a fitting spot using the left button of your mouse. PhotoDiva will provide an instant preview so that you can see the result right away.

Remove a person from photo

Repeat the action until there are no more photobombers in the background

While the Clone tool is great for removing people from photos, it might prove insufficient for more precise editing. If you want to get rid of small objects or defects in one click, try the Healing Brush tool: it works miracles with removing wrinkles, skin blemishes, and other unwanted details.

PhotoDiva is meant for portrait retouch and editing, so you may need another program to fix pictures of other genres. If unwanted strangers have got into your landscapes, you can easily remove a person in PhotoWorks - an intelligent photo editor, suitable for both personal and professional use.

Some people prefer to do photo editing right on their iPhones. If that’s your case, read about the best iPhone apps available on the market.

If you have a Photoshop license or a Creative Cloud subscription, learn how to crop someone out of a picture in Photoshop using Content-Aware Fill.

Now you know everything you need to seamlessly cut out unwanted people from your images. Moreover, PhotoDiva offers a variety of other useful tools: one-click portrait retouch, face sculpt, digital makeup. Just read a PhotoDiva review on FixThePhoto website to get closer acquainted with the software. By the way, the program also comes with a bunch of stylish effects and filters for making the picture black and white, giving it a warm glow or a sweet vintage look. Is your photo plagued by some common problem like poor composition or overexposure? PhotoDiva has got you covered. Try all its intruments out and turn plain pics into glamorous portraits!

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Remove people from photographs in just a few clicks

WindowsFor Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, iOS