Remove People From Your Photos With This Photoshop Script

Remove People From Your Photos With This Photoshop Script

Are you tired of tourists or strangers cluttering up your perfect travel and landscape photos? Here’s an easy way to get rid of them in Photoshop.

Take at least a dozen photos in your ideal spot, the Too Many Adapters blog recommends. Then head to Photoshop and go to File > Scripts > Statistics. Select “Median” for the stack mode and check “Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images”. Finally, click the “Browse…” button to select your set of photos and hit OK.

Remove People From Your Photos With This Photoshop Script

Photoshop will process the images to preserve the static background and remove everything that changes between the shots (the moving people). There might be some cleanup to do in Photoshop (lingering limbs, for example), but this might be the quickest and easiest way to get postcard-quality photos of your last trip.

How to Remove People from Your Travel Photos Using Photoshop [Too Many Adapters]


  • Looks good! My technique is to load them all into the one document, each on a different layer, then use layer masks to blend them in.

    Either that or Content Aware Delete, which works well for smaller people in the distance.

  • So just to clarify.. is the article saying that at no point were any of the original photos completely free of people walking through the shot?

    • yep, it’s made up of a lot of different photos, and the people would be in totally different positions within the picture.

      photoshop then calculates the difference where one person maybe in a spot in one photo, but the next, that spot would be empty. it does that for all of the photos, and it merges it into one pic where all the spots where all the people were in would then be…. spotless.. lol

  • Or, get a Neutral density filter, set the shutter to a slow speed, and people will blur themselves out of the photo by moving.

    Note: Needs a tripod.

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