Travel-photography blog dsphotographic.com has instructions on removing pesky tourists from your otherwise album-worthy photos–and without long, agonizing clone-stamp sessions. The trick involves taking multiple, tripod-mounted shots of the same scene, the idea being that as people move around, the spots they occupy later become “empty.” You can then use Photoshop’s layers tool to cover “new” people with those empty spots. The tutorial provides step-by-step instructions, complete with example photos. Brilliant! The next time you’re visiting some historic landmark or natural wonder, put this method to the test. The results are dazzling. It’s worth noting, too, that you don’t necessarily need Photoshop; any image-editing program that supports layers will do. Everybody’s open-source favorite, GIMP, should do the trick.
Thanks, Dhanushka! — Rick Broida How to Remove Tourists From Your Photos [dsphotographic.com]