How to erase dust spots in an image with Digital Photo Professional Ver.3.10 (Copy Stamp Tool)

Last Updated : 14-Feb-2011
Issue Number : 8201038200

Solution

You can correct images with Digital Photo Professional. This section describes how to correct images using the repair function so that the unwanted spots (spots you want to delete) on the image blend in with the surrounding color. Window 7 is used in this description, but the procedure is mostly the same if you use Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS X.
IMPORTANT
  • A dust-erased image does not change, merely dust erasure information is saved to the image. The dust-erased RAW image actually becomes a dust-erased image when converted to a JPEG or TIFF image and saved.
  • Check dust-erased images in the copy stamp window. You cannot check them in other windows.

Performing Automatic Dust Erasure Processing (apply Dust Delete Data)
The Dust Delete Data that is appended to images shot with the camera that can attach this data, can be used to automatically erase dust spots.
This function is compatible only with the following cameras.
For more information on how to append the Dust Delete Data to the image, refer to the instruction manuals that came with your camera.
EOS-1D Mark IVEOS-1Ds Mark IIIEOS-1D Mark III
EOS 5D Mark IIEOS 7DEOS 60D
EOS 50DEOS 40DEOS REBEL T3i/600D
EOS REBEL T2i/550DEOS REBEL T1i/500DEOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi/450D
EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/400D DIGITALEOS REBEL T3/1100DEOS DIGITAL REBEL XS/1000D

1. Start Digital Photo Professional. In the main window, select an image appended with Dust Delete Data.

2. Click the [ ](Stamp) on the toolbar.



3. The copy stamp window appears. When the image has redrawn itself, click the [Apply Dust Delete Data].
Dust spots are erased in a single operation.
NOTE
The [Apply Dust Delete Data] cannot be clicked
Even with an image that has Dust Delete Data attached to it in the camera, if there is no dust to remove by Digital Photo Professional from the image, the [Apply Dust Delete Data] button will be disabled.

4. Click the [OK] to return to the main window.
The [ ] (Copy stamp mark) is displayed on an image from which dust spots have been erased.

5. Save the corrected image.
The image becomes a dust-erased image by converting to a JPEG or TIFF image and saving.

Manually Erasing Dust (Repair Function)
1. Start Digital Photo Professional, and then select the image you want to correct.

2. Click the [ ](Stamp) on the toolbar.



3. Double-click the image or click the [100% View] button to display the image in the 100% view. You cannot use the copy stamp tool if the image is not displayed in the 100% view.

4. Put your mouse pointer on the image. When its shape changes to [ ], drag the image to display the section you want to correct.

5. Specify the correction range. When you click the [Repair(Dark)] button, the shape of the mouse pointer changes as shown below. Position the circle so that it covers the unwanted spot. If the unwanted spot is darker than surrounding color, use [Repair(Dark)].



6. Cover the unwanted spot with the correction range and click to delete the spot. If the image cannot be corrected, [ ] will be displayed.



To correct another section of the image, cover the spot with the mouse pointer and click it. If you need to scroll to display the section to be corrected, cancel the repair function by clicking the right button on the mouse or clicking the [Repair(Dark)] button, and then perform the operation again from step 4.

7. When you finish making corrections, click [OK] to close the copy stamp window.
The [ ](Copy stamp) mark is displayed on an image from which dust spots have been erased.

8. Save the corrected image.
The image becomes a dust-erased image by converting to a JPEG or TIFF image and saving.

This completes the procedure of correcting the image.

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