Removing spots, dust and distractions, Beyond the shot
Discover how to use Canon's DPP software to rid your images of sun spots, dust and distractions
|Use it to|
|Clone good areas
The tool works by cloning a 'good' area and covering the 'bad' area, enabling you to quickly erase annoying elements.
For faster coverage, use the Select Copy Source to speed things up.
We've all been there; you've found the perfect scene or subject so you've cued up a lovely composition, perfected the exposure, ensured an accurate white balance only to get home and find something that's stolen the focus for the wrong reasons. It could be a jot of dust, a blazing sunspot or something that's too distracting to stay. Thankfully Canon's DPP software provides just the tool for the job; a stamp that clones and covers these unwanted blights, leaving you with literally spotless, and lawless images.
2 Spot be gone
Using the DPP's Select Copy Source tool, we were able to get rid of the sunspot in seconds
3 The offending article
The sunspot is stealing the focus of the shot. DPP's clone-like tool is a quick way of getting rid of it
Clone and cover
Sunspots, dust marks, dead pixels, a floating head; all these things and more can drag the focus from your carefully composed focal point and onto itself. An unwanted element such as one of these things can instantly ruin a photo, staring out at the world like an obnoxious zit. Have no fear though, DPP is here to save the day, as it offers a user-friendly clone-like stamp that can absorb an area around the of ending article and cover it quickly and completely so that no-one ever need know it was there. The trick with this tutorial is to get nice and close to the article so that the cover-up is as discreet as it can be and any damage is limited to the smallest possible area.