Using spot removal with 100 opacity, one can "clone" little disks out of troubled images.

In a recent shot, I have a long thin line that needs cloned out. Doing this with Photoshop would be easy, but doing this using the remove spot in light room would be super tedious.

Is it possible to do this completely in light room without making a ton of little disks?


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    Something like power lines? I'd love a feature that could do that! Feb 18 '11 at 19:14
  • In this case a cable to a dock :)
    – BBischof
    Feb 19 '11 at 1:14

No, what you're describing is not currently possible with the feature set in Adobe Lightroom 3. The only cloning-type tool is the spot removal tool, which as you note, is a round shape. One can change the size of the tool but it's always a circle.

While Lightroom can (and does) handle a bulk of many photographers' editing functions, cloning is one of the the reasons why I'll pull an image into Photoshop.

  • I'd +10 this if I could. spot on correct answer. (Sadly.)
    – cabbey
    Feb 18 '11 at 19:24
  • "spot" on! Haha I get it! ;) but ya, +1. Big sigh. :/
    – BBischof
    Feb 19 '11 at 1:13

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