Ever taken a really great photo only to notice a small blemish or distracting object after the fact?
We’ve all done it. Luckily, retouching a photo is a lot easier than going and retaking it. Photos for OS X offers a retouch tool that lets you quickly remove small imperfections such as skin blemishes, and even a small object that wasn’t supposed to be in the image to begin with. It may not be as powerful as spot healing tools in software editing programs such as Photoshop, but in a pinch, it gets the job done!
How to quickly retouch an image in the Photos app on your Mac
- Launch the Photos app on your Mac running OS X Yosemite or newer.
- Find the photo you need to retouch and open it.
- Click on the Edit button in the upper right hand corner.
- Select Retouch in right hand menu.
- You can zoom into your image using the zoom tool in the top menu if you need to.
- Adjust the size of the retouch tool in the right hand menu if you need to.
- Click on the area that you need to retouch. If it’s a larger area, you can click and drag as well.
- You also have the option of holding down the option key on your keyboard and clicking to select a pattern. You can the area you’d like to match that target and it will be applied
- If you ever need to Undo a retouch, just hit Command + Z on your keyboard to step back.
- When you’re happy with the results, click Done in the upper right hand corner.