Find a tiktok or samsung or stock photo that can perfectly fit in your files, but there is a picture watermark added? You can remove the watermark from those photos for personal use. Here you will find 6 ways to remove watermark from photos, including online free solutions with or without blur, and several professional photo watermark remover applications on macOS or Windows.

But before removing the watermark from a photo, you should realize that it is illegal to remove the photo watermarks for commercial or for other criminal act.

Best Photo Editor Remove Watermark 2023: Extremely Simple to Use

Taking out watermark from your photos can be challenging, it is more than cropping the watermark, we often use Heal (Erase) or Clone to eliminate the watermarks for prefect looking, without changing the original image quality or messing it with watermark removal traces. Movavi Photo Editor makes this process super easy, it allows erasing watermark from photos with a click.

Movavi Photo Editor 2023 has an intuitive interface and the pop-out tutorials make any edit in the app simple. It offers basic tools like enhance with presets or manually , crop, rotate, resize, flip, etc., also provides pro-level tools like erase objects, restore old photo, retouch, add effect, add text or image , etc. It is also AI powered, smartly enhance your photos with one click.

Regarding watermark removal, Movavi Photo Editor is the only one that can match Adobe Photoshop in selection control. Thanks for its selection tools, you can select the watermark perfectly and have the best control point to point to remove the watermark, without leaving any trace of erasing. I tested on both simple and complicate watermarks, Movavi Photo Editor 2023 gave me good results.How to Remove Watermark from Photos Easily?

How to Remove Watermark from Photos on Mac or Windows Easily?

  1. Grab a free copy of Movavi Photo Editor, install and run the app.
  2. Drag and drop the watermarked photo to the app.remove watermark movavi 1
  3. Head to Tools>Erasing objects>Manual>Brush, adjust brush size and brush over the watermark. Or you can try other selection tools if the brush fails to give a good result.remove watermark movavi 2
  4. Click Erase, check the result.remove watermark movavi 3
  5. Head to Save, the watermark is taken out from your picture.remove watermark movavi 4

Best Free Software to Remove Watermark from Photo

If you want to remove photo watermark offline, you can use GIMP, the free image editor to enhance photos, do retouching, save photos as other image formats, etc. Of course, it allows users to remove photo watermark using its clone tool.

Steps to Remove Watermark from Photo Free in GIMP

  1. Download GIMP from its website, it is safe to use, install and open the application then.
  2. Go to File>Open, import your photo to watermark removal.remove photo watermark gmip01
  3. Then choose Clone tool.remove photo watermark gmip 02
  4. Press Ctrl and select an area to clone to the watermark area.remove photo watermark gmip03
  5. Once ready, go to File>Save. The photo watermark is removed in GIMP.

Remove Watermark from Image Online Free without Blur

Maybe you just have 2 or 3 photos needs to be done with watermark removal and decide to process online without paying. Then, you can try online free image watermark remover services.

I have tried virtually all the online free image watermark remover tools. You might have also fount that there are 2 types of online free image watermark remover, remove with blur or without blur. Here we pick best 2 of them to remove watermark from photo without blur.


If you have edited a photo online before, you must have known Pixlr, the most popular online free photo editor to edit, rotate, resize, flip, crop, merge, flatten, adjust, add filters and customize your photos as professional as Adobe Photoshop. In addition, it allows users to export the edited photos as different image formats, including JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and PXD.

There are 2 ways to remove watermark from photo online free with Pixlr, using the Spot Heal Tool or Clone Stamp Tool.

Method 1. Steps to Remove Watermark from Photo without Blur in Pixlr

  1. Head to in your web browser.
  2. Click Open Image from Computer to import your photo to Pixlr.remove photo watermark pixlr01
  3. In the left panel, choose Clone stamp tool.remove photo watermark pixlr02
  4. Then click Ctrl to select the area you want to clone, so the area with watermark can be replaced with the cloned part. In my test, I choose to clone the bush near to the watermark, it will make the whole photo natural, the watermark-removed area will be in harmony with other parts. photo watermark pixlr03
  5. Click on the watermark, or hold the left mouse button to select the whole watermark area, then you will see the watermark is replaced by the cloned area. photo watermark pixlr04
  6. Once ready, go to File>Save, rename the file and choose an output format for your photo, click OK. photo watermark pixlr05

Method 2. Steps to Remove Watermark from Photo without Blur in Pixlr

  1. Navigate to the website of Pixrl.
  2. Upload your photo to Pixlr.remove photo watermark pixlr01
  3. Go to left panel, choose Spot Heal Tool. photo watermark pixlr06
  4. Hold left mouse button, move the brush onto the watermark, wait for the watermark to be removed. photo watermark pixlr07
  5. Once ready, go to File>Save, choose an output format to save the photo onto your computer.

Disadvantages of Using Pixlr

  • Require good Internet connection
  • It may take time when uploading, processing and downloading photos
  • Repeated steps are needed to get the photo done with good quality


Inpaint is another online free tool to remove photo watermark. Actually, it is my favorite one, it is easy to use and does the watermark removal quite professional, it is not likely that others will notice the photo is processed with a watermark removal. However, its free service only allows users to download a relatively low-quality photo, for high definition output, you need to pay for it.

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Anyway, if your source photo is in high definition, you can still have a try on this online free tool.

Steps to Remove Watermark from Photo Online Free without Blur

  1. Navigate to the website of Inpaint.
  2. Click Upload Image to import your photo to Inpaint.inpaint remove photo watermark01
  3. Then hold and move the brush onto watermark.inpaint remove photo watermark02
  4. Click Erase to remove the watermark from your photo.inpaint remove photo watermark03
  5. Once ready, click Download on the top right to save the photo to your Mac or Windows PC.inpaint remove photo watermark result

How to Remove Watermark from Photo in Photoshop

Still not happy with the result, then you can remove watermarks from your photos using Adobe Photoshop. For simple watermarks, it is also easy to remove even using Adobe, but if the watermark is added with some advanced effects, you will need to spend some time to fix the background for original watermark.

Steps to Remove Watermark from Photo in Photoshop

  1. Install Adobe Photoshop, open the program.
  2. Drag and drop the image to Adobe PS.remove watermark ps 1
  3. Click on Layers in the right panel, right click on current layer and select Duplicate Layer in case of any mess. Make the original layer invisible.remove watermark ps 3
  4. Right click to select the Magic Wand Tool and click on the watermark to select the whole watermark subject.remove watermark ps 4
  5. After the selection, go to Select>Modify>Expand.remove watermark ps 5
  6. Adjust the Expand Selection, expand by 1 or 2 pixels(test yourself) to cover the outline of the watermark.remove watermark ps 6
  7. Then head to Edit>Fill.remove watermark ps 7
  8. Choose Content-Aware to fill in the watermark areas.remove watermark ps 8
  9. Check the result, you may need to use the Clone tool to fix over-processed areas. Select Clone tool and fix the messy parts by copying from other good source.remove watermark ps 10
  10. Then go to File>Save.remove watermark ps 11

Best Watermark Remover App for Photos 2023

If a professional photo editor is unnecessary for you, a dedicated photo watermark remover app would be a better choice, like, SoftOrbits Photo Stamp Remover.

It is a Windows photo watermark tool to add watermark and remove watermark/date stamp/text or other unwanted objects from photo. It supports batch removing watermarks. You can use selection tools to remove simple watermarks or utilize its clone stamp feature to remove complicate watermarks with details.

Photo Stamp Remover Offers

  • Remove watermark/date stamp/unwanted objects
  • Batch remove watermark
  • Basic and advanced tool to do watermark removal
  • Add watermark text or image
  • Crop photos
  • Save photos as JPEG, PNG, SVG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, ICO, etc.

How to Remove Photo Watermark Easily on Windows?

  1. Download Photo Stamp Remover, install the program and run it.
  2. Add photos to the program by drag and drop.add photos
  3. Go to Remove, choose a selection tools to select the watermark or use clone stamp to replace watermark.remove photo watermark 01
  4. Click Remove to start photo stamp removal process.remove photo watermark02
  5. Click on Save as to export the photo without watermark.

I am quite surprised that image tools today are doing so good in editing. There is still gap between Adobe and other image editors, but those non-Adobe tools are not that greatly outshadowed by Adobe any more, they are getting better and better, like Movavi Photo Editor, it is worth a try.