How to Remove Text from an Image

Edited by Pat Bitton

November 19, 2020

You have most likely been in a situation when your camera has added the exact date and time a picture was taken to the photo you’ve made. Yes, you can turn the feature off, but if you forget, you’ll need a way to easily remove the date stamp from a photo. Or maybe you’ve found a beautiful photo on the internet with text written across it that ruins the picture. How to remove text from a picture without Photoshop or other professional photo editors is likely a challenge for many of you. All you need is a simple and intuitive photo-editing app. Movavi Picverse is the way to go when you need to remove text from an image.

Learn how to delete date stamps, captions, text, and other unwanted elements from photos with Movavi Picverse. This step-by-step guide applies to both the Windows and Mac versions of the software – all you need to do is download and install the version you need and follow the instructions below.

Step 1. Launch the Program and Add Your Photo

Start the text remover, click Browse for Images to open the file you want to clean up using Windows Explorer or Finder if you’re using a Mac. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the picture into the program’s editing area.

Step 2. Mark and Erase the Date Stamp or Caption

Open the Object Removal tab and paint over the date or text with the Brush tool. The more precisely you highlight the element, the better the result will be. You can also use the Magic Wand to select areas of the same color. With the Lasso tool, you can simply drag your cursor along the edges of the object that you want to delete. Use the Eraser tool to remove the unwanted selection.

When you are satisfied with the borders of the selected area, click Start Erasing to remove the text or date stamp. Apply the Stamp tool to get rid of any remaining imperfections if necessary. You can delete any text, caption, or even a small watermark from photos this way, provided they don’t cover a large or important area of the image.

Step 3. Save the Edited Picture

Apply the changes to your photo and click the Floppy disk icon in the upper-right corner of the program window to save the cleaned-up image. Choose a name for your image and one of the many available formats: PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, or any other popular format. Finally, click the OK button.

Now you know how to remove words from a picture. But why limit yourself to removing objects? With Movavi Picverse, you can add new objects or text, automatically enhance images, change the background, and use other features to make your photo stand out. Download the program and start making your pictures perfect!

*The free version of Movavi Picverse has the following restrictions: you can save up to 10 images with added watermark, screenshots are disabled. Learn more

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