Inpaint settings


Hi, there is this photo where I want to remove the tree:

I am trying to remove the tree with the help of the inpaint-filters. I have once achieved a very good result, but I do not remember how any more. I could not reproduce the result. I think the multi-scale version works best, but what are the optimal settings? I have tried many different settings, but I am not satisfied. Usually the inserted area is too light, or the red borders of the mask are visible.
Also, many times the preview looks really great, but the end-result does not.
What is the solution?

Thanks in acvance for the help

( #2



Even with default settings (using patch based because I was not paying attention) there is a reasonable result.

The only thing to remember is use the pencil tool to paint in the mask.

The paint-tool creates anti-aliased pixels which gives rise to edge artefacts.

quick example, default Inpaint (patch-based):


OK, thanks. The type of the drawing tool is the important thing. Anyway the brush tool is very bad for this kind of repair.
Meanwhile I also achieved several good and reproducible results. One with the morphological inpaint and I think I dilated the mask a little, but that took very long (at least 15 minutes). The multi-scale tool is much quicker. In Krita I used the ink-tool nr. 1, and I dilated the mask a litte.


Another question: which brush/drawing tool do I need to use in Krita so there is no red mask border?
Inpaint works well in Gimp if I use the pencil, but I have tried so many brushes/pancils/pens in Krita and there is always the border. Eventually I painted the mask in Gimp and opened the file (with the painted mask) in Krita and ran G’mix inpaint and it looked nice!
What’s the trick in Krita?

(Morgan Hardwood) #6

Any tool which doesn’t do anti-aliasing or which lets you turn it off.


Thanks. However, I only achieved with one drawing tool a good result in Krita. There must be an additional setting. With the other pens/pencils/brushes, there were still some red blotches.

(Morgan Hardwood) #8

@betazoid the filter looks for pure red (R=100%, G=0%, B=0%). If you paint with a tool which uses anti-aliasing, feathering, or anything similar, it will blend colors on the periphery to make the transition look nice, but blending makes the pixels on the transition area not R=100%, G=0%, B=0%.


This comes up now and then. I wonder whether the G’MIC plugin could SelectSharpen the selection before it applies the filter. @David_Tschumperle

( #10

hard brush in krita


I do not fins these settings in Krita 4

( #12

That badly, it is important have a brush without soft.
It is necessary to consult in the forum of krita