PhotoLab Repair tool (Eraser or Pad on other software) automatically offers a replacement area.

Two different algorithms are applied dependent on the use:
* Clone – Replacing one zone with another
* Repair – Initially dedicated to dust removal.
The texture of the target area is replaced but its hue and luminance are respected.
An “object” (or dust) is replaced by the “drawing” of the source area but the hue and luminance of the target area are preserved.

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– Draw the mask of the target area to be replaced
– Ctrl / Cmd+ wheel to vary the diameter of the circle
– Shift+ wheel to delimit the feathering (transition), the diffusion is done towards the outside of the mask drawing
–  Opacity control allows for smoother blending between the stamp and the background
– The tool automatically proposes a source area of the same shape
– Activate the masks visualization, “Show masks” button
  * At the top right of the editing window (Windows) (*)
  * At the bottom of the editing window (Mac) 
Move the source area by selecting its gizmo (if necessary)
– “Show masks” button to make them appear / disappear OR
– Move the mouse cursor out of the image for a preview of the result
(*) This panel is badly placed on the right when all the tools are on the left


* Display the image at 100% zoom to judge the rendering of the fusion .
* It is better to proceed by small applications
* The masks, target and source, can be moved but not modified.


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The source area can be taken out of focus in the cropped part of the image. 
Cancel cropping momentarily (illustration)  
PhotoLab can choose to automatically pick the source out of the frame.

The mask parameters, feathering and opacity, can be modified at any time (from one PhotoLab session to another). 
– “Show masks” button if they were hidden during the last use
– Select a mask by its dot (the capture area is very narrow)
Switch between “Clone” and “Repair” modes
– Shift+wheel to change the feathering according to the mask border 

– Dlete the selected mask with key “SUP”.
– Press ENTER to exit the tool




It is wise to create a preset with the sensor dust and stain removal layer. It will be applied systematically to the photos from this camera.
– Apply the “1- DxO Standard” preset so that no custom corrections are applied (and are not reproduced when applying this preset)
– Momentarily activate or force the ClearView effect to overstate the presence of spots
– Clean up the reference photo
– Create a partial preset, e.g. “X – GM5 dust”.

This partial preset can be applied at any time. It activates the Repair function with the memory layer.

When the area to be erased is at the edge of the frame, the feathering must be set to 0% to avoid a ghost area.
If the edge of the mask inside side of the image is to be diffused:
– Draw a first mask in the form of a thin border along the edge of the image
– Change the progressive contour value and draw the expected mask over it


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