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Remove text image from .JPG

Hi!
I have several .JPG file swith embedded text.
Is there a way to get rid of text words without affecting the originality of the picture.

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ClickCentricCommented:
No.
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walkerkeCommented:
Unfortunately not.

JPG files are raser images. Raster images are just like a painting or a photograph, if you cut away the text, a white hole is left. Vector images (.swf, .svg) are layered like a collage where the text is cut out from construction paper and pasted on top of the images. When text is added to a vector image, the area behind the text is undisturbed and will return when the text is removed. But in a raster image, text replaces or destroys the detail of the image behind it and can not be recovered. It must be recreated by a touchup artist.
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netmunkyCommented:
if the text is always in the same place, and all you want to do is blur it or cover it up, you can create an action in photoshop and play it back in batch
http://www.creativemac.com/2002/04_apr/tutorials/psbatch.htm
http://www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/batch/batch.html
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GawaiCommented:
if u are good in adobe photoshop u can do it.
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UnexplainedWaysCommented:
By any chance are you trying to take the embeded url off an image you got from the www?
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yajeshAuthor Commented:
Yes! UnexplainedWays....

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ClickCentricCommented:
So what you're saying you want to do is take an image that someone else has (and probably owns) and remove their watermark from it so that you can use it elsewhere without their permission and without referencing the site it came from?
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yajeshAuthor Commented:
Hi! ClicklCentric,

I'm not exactly sure if you are attempting to answer my technical question or putting a spin to the question such that it sounds detrimental to the subject matter and the community who dilligently participate in this forum.

If YOU know the answer, please suggest or recommend.

Here is my question which I repeat again.
Is there any way or utility available to remove the watermark image from the .JPG file?

The developer/software company will be more then glad to sell it to me, in the same manner I develop and sell my complex software applications for the end-users.

Yaj
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ClickCentricCommented:
My point is that if you're getting these images from the source of the images with their permission, they should be able to offer you the images without the watermark.  Most companies that watermark images save the original in case the company/site name changes.  

As for answering the question, I stand by my original answer of "No."  Because the watermark is laced into the image, the most you could really do by reasonable effort would be to peel out the parts of the image affected by the watermark...of course, this will leave the watermark in peeled-out form.  Since the information that would have been in the place of the watermark would be lost, anything you'd fill that area with would still show that the watermark had been there and the outline of the watermark would remain the same.  

But, as long as you have permission from the source of the pictures, they should be able to provide you with the originals.  If they've lost the originals, then they're pretty much SOL unless you want to manually touch up every photo and 'try' to fill in the area where the watermark was based on the information available to either side of each part.  

Now, on the off chance (since you didn't actually say that you weren't trying to remove someone's watermark without their permission) you are trying to remove it without permission to use for your own purposes, that is at least questionable and in most situations illegal and in either case would be against the rules on here.  I'm not accusing you of doing this, just stating that if this is your goal, you won't find help on a reputable site such as this.  
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UnexplainedWaysCommented:

I'm with ClickCentric with the No, the image is not layered and can simply remove the watermark and have the nice picture underneath, the pixels that were underneath are now gone.  So to get a good quality image, do as ClickCentric said and ask them for the origional.

However, it 'can' be done, but you have to be good @ photoshop by replecating what u think should be behind the watermark and put it over the watermark.  Can be done, and can look dodge if not done correctly.

I've been playing with photoshop for some time and i am yet to be able to do that.
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ClickCentricCommented:
It really depends on what's behind the watermark.  If it's say, sand, then it would be easy to do.  Or if it's a solid color, it would be really easy to do.  But if it's something detailed, it could be next to impossible.
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walkerkeCommented:
I also agree with ClickCentric. Get the original from the source. If they don't have the original, there are touchup artists who can recreate it, but a novice would not be able to. We have an artist here who has added legs to people after removing the foreground object. But it's a special talent.
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yajeshAuthor Commented:
I am closing this thread and do appreciate everybody's contribution to attempt to answer the question.

My main vested interest was to focus on the "available technology" rather then get into a spin which clickcentric jumped to imemdiate conclusions otherwise. This is a technology forum. I really do not care about legal/illegal matters, as it is not my foretake to play games with somebody else's property. Although, I do appreciate his contribution and sharing.

I have learnt that there is limited technology available to do so and if challeneged ...you better be an excellent "picture perfect" designer. This also means I can now publish my own pictures with the watermark and assured to be safe and not tampered with.


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ClickCentricCommented:
I didn't actually jump to any conclusions.  My first answer was the answer that I stood by.  And this forum does care about the legality of matters discussed on it, which is why I brought that up.  Now if you had asked the actual question you wanted answered originally...my original response would have still been the same.  But I would have been less inclined to keep on the issue of motive for doing so.  It's like asking someone who works in bank security how to break into a bank.  While you may be someone else in bank security wanting to know if your methods are good enough, the person you're asking doesn't know that.
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