In this post, we will show you how to remove text from images for free on a Windows 11/10 PC. We often encounter images with text that makes us no longer want to use them. The text might violate copyright or licensing agreements, might obstruct the view of the main subject, or might be difficult to read.
If you’re looking for a tool that enables you to remove text from images without affecting the background, you have come to the right place. In this post, we are going to talk about three Text Remover tools that let you quickly remove unwanted text from images and give them a clean and minimalistic look.
How to remove text from Images
To remove text from images for free on your Windows 11/10 PC, you can use the following Text Remover tools:
- Use Clipdrop Text Remover
- Use PicWish
- Use GIMP
Let us see this in detail.
Note: While these Text Remover tools allow removing watermark text, you should not use them for illicit reasons, such as copyright infringement.
1] Use Clipdrop Text Remover to remove text from images
Clipdrop Text Remover is an AI-powered text remover tool that automatically detects and cleans text within your image in a few seconds. It is optimized to remove camera date stamps, watermarks, brand names, and other textual elements you don’t want to be on your images.
You may use Clipdrop Text Remover for free for pictures less than 1024 KB. For an HD-quality, you will have to subscribe to the Clipdrop pro version. Here’s how to use this tool to clean text from images:
Visit Clipdrop Text Remover at clipdrop.co and sign up for a free account. You may enter your email or continue signing up with your Google or Facebook account. After signing in, upload your image to the Text Remover tool. You can either browse the image from your system, paste it, or even drop it directly on the tool’s interface. Clipdrop Text Remover allows batch processing of images and can handle up to 10 images at a time.
After uploading the image(s), click on the Remove text button at the bottom. If you upload an image in HD quality, you’ll be prompted to either upgrade to the pro version or downscale the image and continue using the free version. Clipdrop Text Remover will take a while to detect text using its advanced AI technology and remove it from the uploaded image.
If the results are fine, you can download the image by clicking on the Download button in the top-right corner. If not, click on the Edit button and use the Cleanup tool (click on the Cleanup imperfections option) to manually select and remove the remaining text from the image.
The only disadvantage of this tool is that it doesn’t allow you to remove selected text if your image contains multiple instances of text. For that, you can use PicWish or GIMP, as explained in the following sections.
2] Use PicWish to remove text from images
PicWish is an AI-powered image processing platform that offers an online Text Remover tool to remove any kind of text from your image. It has a ‘Brush‘ tool that lets you manually select the text you want to remove. You may use this tool to easily and quickly remove datestamps, stickers, logos, and other unwanted objects from your images.
Images less than 2048 x 2048 pixels can be uploaded on PicWish without any quality loss. Higher-resolution images are automatically compressed by the app. Moreover, the free plan of PicWish downscales the resultant image to half of its original quality. App credits are required to download HD images.
Here’s how to use PicWish to remove text from images on a Windows 11/10 PC:
Visit PicWish Text Remover in your browser window and click on the Upload Image button. You can also drop the image on the app’s interface. The Image will open in the editor window. Click on the Brush tool on top and use your mouse to select the text to be removed. You can adjust the brush size, or use the Rectangle Tool or Lasso Tool for making a selection.
Next, click on the Remove button above the image preview. You will be asked to sign up with PicWish to continue seeing the results. Create a free account on PicWish using your email or sign up using your Google or Facebook account. You get 3 permanent credits when you sign up on PicWish. For additional credits, you need to make a purchase.
The tool will work on your selection and remove the text without affecting the background. Click on the Save button in the top-right corner to download the resultant free image.
3] Use GIMP to remove text from images
Those who prefer using desktop software over online tools can use GIMP to remove text from their images. GIMP is a powerful image editing software that lets you manipulate images and give them the desired look. It can also be used to clean unwanted text from images.
The best part about using GIMP is that it is absolutely safe, easy to use, and comes without limitations. It lets you process as many images as you want in a day for free, without compromising the image quality. Here’s how to use GIMP to remove text from images on a Windows 11/10 PC:
Download GIMP and install it on your system. Launch GIMP and click on the File menu in the top-left corner. Select Open. Browse and select the desired image and open it in the GIMP’s editor window.
Select the Clone Tool from the toolbar on the left. Adjust the brush size to match the area you want to cover. Press and hold the Ctrl key and click on a nearby area (without text) to set it as the source.
Release the Ctrl key and hover over the text area. The tool will copy pixels from the source area to cover the text. For complex backgrounds, you may use the Healing Brush Tool in a similar way to remove unwanted text.
Click on the File menu and select the Export As option. Save the resultant image at the desired location on your system, in the desired output quality and format.
That’s how you can easily remove unwanted text from images for free on your Windows 11/10 PC. I hope you find this useful.
How do I remove text from an image in Canva?
You can use the ‘Magic Eraser’ tool to remove text from an image in Canva. Open the desired image in Canva and click on the Edit Image option. Select Magic Eraser from the Tools menu on the left. Adjust the brush size and hover over the text that needs to be erased. The text will be removed automatically. Magic Eraser is part of Canva Pro and Canva for Teams; so you need a subscription to use the tool.
How can I remove someone from a photo?
You can visit cleanup.pictures to remove unwanted objects, text, or people from your images. Simply drop the image on the app’s interface. The image will open in the editor window with the brush tool selected by default. Hover the brush over the unwanted person and click on the Eraser icon at the bottom. Cleanup.picture will quickly erase the person, generating some impressive results. The Export feature in Cleanup.picture is limited to 720px for the free version.
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