[Digikam-users] Inpainting filter

Carl McGrath cmcgrath5035 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 11 11:23:49 GMT 2013

Thanks Anders. From your description, sounds like intent is similar to 
RedEye removal, with greater color selection.
I tend to use GIMP for both Red Eye and InPainting, primarily because I 
have more issues with flash reflection than red eye.
I have Krita loaded as well, may give it a try.

On 12/11/2013 05:53 AM, Anders Lund wrote:
> On Tirsdag den 10. december 2013 19:06:36, Carl McGrath wrote:
>> I run Dk3.5.0 on openSUSE 12.3/KDE 4.11.4
>> Took me a while to find inpainting - it is a tool when edit sub-process
>> is open.
>> I selected an area and "try" - got no useful response, just like Anders.
>> Maybe it would crash if I waited long enough?
> I believe the idea behind inpainting is something like the healing brush in
> krita (or that other image editing app out) - use the surroundings to cover an
> area that sticks out, like a spot or zit or ridge.
> Maybe I am wrong when saying crash, inpaint rather disables digikam, it
> sometimes goes into an infinite, blocking state of doing nothing, with busy
> cursor on. My only solution to that is to kill the digikam process.
> The digikam manual contains an example of using inpainting, which is exactly
> similar to what I want to achieve, but I NEVER made it work.
> I have to say that I have given up on trying to use this plugin. I try to
> learn to use krita instead, which offers a lot more options, such as filter
> masks, layers etc.
> If you'd like to use krita for retouching, look at the options for the
> "duplicate" brush, which apart from dumb cloning have a "healing" option that
> can be enabled for very handy behavior with photos.
> I'm yet to find out how using krita will affect metadata handling.
> Anders
>> On 12/10/2013 06:55 AM, Anders Lund wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> Can anyone make the inpainting filter do anything? Once in a while, I try
>>> to use this to remove a zit, a dust spot or some other small annoyance in
>>> a photo. But it never does anything useful. Currently, it often crashes
>>> digikam.
>>> What I try to do is, straight ahead: Select an area with a spot, select
>>> the
>>> "remove small artefact", and press "try". I never get a usable result, as
>>> indicated in the manual.
>>> A sample of a typical selection is attached.
>>> Any demonstration of a succesfull use of this tool would be very wellcome,
>>> the more detailled the better.
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