TouchRetouch is an image editor for mobile phones that allows you to remove unwanted objects from photos. Want to remove that fly from your soup photo? Just circle it in the app, click the “Go” button, and TouchRetouch will scan the image, figure out that it should replace the fly with the color and texture of soup, and nobody will ever know the difference (except for you).

I tested the Android version of the app recently and I was impressed with how well it can quickly remove objects from some pictures. If there’s not enough background information to work with you could get some odd results. For instance if you wave your hand in front of your face while taking a photo and try to remove the hand you may end up simply removing your head altogether. But still, the $0.99 photo editor can do some pretty impressive things.

This week the developers launched a new free version which offers most of the features found in the full version. The key differences are that the free app includes ads, and doesn’t support full resolution images or the clone stamp tool.

If you’re cool with that, TouchRetouch Free is well worth the price (of nothing). It also provides a great way to test the app before deciding if you want to upgrade to the 99 cent version.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...