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AKVIS Retoucher

AKVIS Retoucher removes scratches, dust, artifacts and stains from old and damaged photographs.


Retoucher is a plug-in that removes scratches, dust, artifacts, and stains from old and damaged photographs.

Retoucher is from AKVIS, a company based in Russia that specializes in graphics programs and scientific research. Apart from Retoucher, AKVIS also creates other Photoshop-compatible programs like Chameleon, Stamp, and Enhancer.

You can download a free 10-day trial version of Retoucher from the AKVIS site.


How To Use

  1. Using Retoucher is easy. Just select all scratches or any other damaged areas. The easiest way to do that is to get into Quick Mask mode and paint over the required areas.
  2. Then, choose the Filter | AKVIS | Retoucher option. Doing so will open the Retoucher interface (see screenshot above).
  3. Click the Wrench icon to open the Advanced Options dialog box, and change settings as required. Press the OK button when done.

  4. Click the Check Mark icon to apply the filter.

Here's a Before and After sample

AKVIS Retoucher can be used for more than just scratches and damaged photographs. You can also remove date stamps that some cameras add to photographs.



Photoshop Versions: 5+
Platforms: Windows, Mac
Price: US$87 and above
Trial Version: Download 10 days trial version of Noise Buster free.


Photoshop: AKVIS Plug-ins (Glossary Page)