In today’s world, every individual makes use of their smartphone to click photos anywhere they want. This could eventually affect the quality of the photos. Since these photos are taken at various locations or surroundings such as outdoors or indoors that too within various lighting conditions such as in presence of sunlight, studio lights, or with various other light sources. Also, if there is a presence of glass as well, then the reflections of light could also take place.
In such situations, there are high chances that those reflections of light could fall over the object of our photo which is the main focus and crucial part of our photography. This will result in glare over the object in our photos.
In some cases, these things cannot be avoided in practice. But no worries there are various free apps and software which you can use to get rid of the glare from your photos. Throughout this article, we will see various ways which could allow you to easily and effectively remove the glare from the photos for free.
Solution 1: Remove glare from the photo using Photoworks software
Photoworks is a free photo editing software for Windows operating system. It comes with various top-notch tools and features that allow users to edit their photos easily in less time.
Photoworks features include:
- Skin Retouch
- Convenient crop with crop presets
- Magical Brushes
- Provides the ability to add captions & watermarks to your photos
- Instant enhancement – Edit photos easily with fewer clicks
- Sharpen photo – Enhance the quality of the photos
- Batch Processing – Capable of editing multiple photos at once
- Supports image overlays and much more.
Let’s see step by step how to remove the glare from the photo using the Photoworks software.
The below image shows the difference in the image, before and after removing the glare. The results are quite impressive.
Solution 2: Removing glare from an image using Snapseed mobile app
Snapseed is a great app for editing photos on our mobile devices. It has been developed by Google and is currently supported on both Android as well as on iOS platforms.
Snapseed comes with various features such as:
- Face Enhance
- RAW Develop feature that allows users to edit the RAW DNG files and save them in jpg format.
- Glamour Glow
- White Balance – allows adjusting colors inside the photos
- Tonal contrast
- HDR scape – for multiple exposures.
- Lens Blur
- Additional filters: Drama, Grunge, Grainy Film, Vintage, Retrolux, Noir, Black, and White
Finally, we have removed the glare from our image. The image below shows the comparison between the photo with the glare and the photo after the glare has been removed.
Solution 3: Remove the glare from the image using GIMP software
The GIMP is a full-fledged photo editing software similar to Photoshop which is free and open source. The GIMP software is a cross-platform photo editing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
It can be used for raster graphics editor used for image manipulation and image editing, transcoding between various image file formats, free-form drawing, and more specialized tasks.
GIMP software provides the following features:
- High-Quality Photo Manipulation – It provides tools for high-quality photo manipulation
- For producing Graphic Design Elements – Icons, mockups, design elements, and user interface components
- Original Artwork Creation – Transform the image into unique characters
- Programming Algorithms – For scripted image manipulation
Let’s use the GIMP software to remove the glare from the photo.
In this case, we will click on the “Convert” button to convert the image into an sRGB color profile. If you want to keep the image as it is then just click the “Keep” button.
First, select some area from the image which you think could be a good replacement for the glare area by holding “Ctr” on the keyboard and clicking it with the right mouse click button. In this case, we have selected the greenish cloth area (highlighted by the red arrow) which could be a good replacement for the glare, since the glare is present over the cloth.
Secondly, we then have to click the glaring part with the right mouse button. This will start to replace the glare with the area which you have selected as shown below.
Try following this 4th step many times till the glare is completely removed from the photo.
The export process will take some time to complete. Till then don’t close the export window, it will automatically be closed after the image is successfully exported.
This is how the difference will look like before and after removing the glare from the image for free.
Images can be taken at various locations and with various devices. This could eventually cause glare over the photos and it’s quite common. There are various free software’s available like Photoworks, Snapseed, and GIMP which can make our life much easier when it comes to photo editing. This software can remove the glare completely from the image in less time and too for free.
Originally published at https://recoverit.wondershare.com/photo-tips/remove-glare-from-photo.html