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Frankly, there are few more annoyances when taking photographs than unwanted people getting in the way of that perfect shot. (Unless that shot is of scantilly clad people on a beach in Bora Bora. But we digress.)

A first-of-its-kind application set to be shown off at Mobile World Congress called Remove, from Scalado, can quite amazingly remove said people from your shots. 

Android Central at Mobile World Congress

The technology behind this is pretty amazing, yet at the same time sounds so simple. By watching the moving, live objects in the frame, the app can interpret a 'clean' version of the image. Once you have the initial image, simply highlight the pieces you want to remove, and voila! 

The Android version is said to be coming soon, but will be exhibited in all its glory for the first time in Barcelona. Interested? Hit the break for a quick promo video from the developers. 

Source: Scalado via TechCrunch

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There are 19 comments

FrasierCrane says:

For the developers' sake, I hope there's a Cyrillic version.

DrDoppio says:

I'd be delighted to use it to document the exquisit exhibition about Turgenev that I saw last month.

kinster02 says:

Looks like a pretty kiss @ss app.

DrDoppio says:

Don't you mean "kick-ass"?

Floss82 says:

Oh wow looks pretty interesting

andreo says:

I remember seeing a tutorial about removing people from a shot with Photoshop.
Simply take several pictures of the object.
The people in the pictures will be in different locations for each shot.
Layer the different photos on top of each other with the people removed.
You will eventually (hopefully) have a clean shot with no people.
I've always meant to try it, but never got around to it.

Shadowriver says:

Or use fix tool, thru vitually it might look clean but it possible to see editing work with few tricks

briankurtz79 says:

Yeah that sounds just as easy as this. Thanks for sharing.

vicw926a4 says:

Looks like an interesting concept. Surprisingly, Lookout didn't like the mobile viewing link, and recommended that I not go there. That's the first time I've seen it warn that way, so I elected to not proceed.

DrDoppio says:

WTF is Lookout?

vicw926a4 says:

It's a Mobile Security app with over 10,000,000 downloads. It has a variety of features that you can check out via Android Market, or on their web site.

DrDoppio says:

My question was rhetorical. 10 000 000 downloads? Fearmongering must be working well...

icebike says:

Lookout's redeaming value is not in the anti-malware capabilities (largely fear mongering), but rather in the Find/track your lost phone capabilities.

I doubt it has detected even ONE malware from the market ahead of google finding and killing it.

DrDoppio says:

Thanks, that actually sounds useful, I might give it a try.

Spinor says:

How about unwanted clothing items???

miguel_m says:

What about the TouchRetouch app from Adva Soft that's been around for a while?

TJH132 says:

Looks like you'll have to take video in order to get enough frames to "clean" up the image. Either that, or lots of consecutive images. Won't be able to fix the guy who stands around for a long time (Google: the first photograph of a human being ever).

smotrs says:

That is so freaking cool.

Gearu says:

Apple's going to sue, somehow...