The tool allows retouching common image imperfections (stains, scratches, dust, blemishes) using similar parts of the image.
Unlike common cloning tools that have a bit of a problem when it comes to pasting the cloned object into a picture with complicated color transitions, AKVIS Stamp boasts automatic adjusting of the "patches" to the color range, texture and brightness of the target background.
As a result the restored part of the image or the cloned object blends into the original background and looks absolutely natural.
The field of AKVIS Stamp application ranges from portrait enhancement (as it brilliantly removes wrinkles, scars, scratches, and "treats" porous skin) to retouching of different image flaws (spots, stains, dust). The recently added feature — Edit mode — of AKVIS Stamp makes the program yet more flexible and handy. (See AKVIS Stamp Tutorial for details on the Edit mode).
The stamp tool is similar to the Healing Brush, which first appeared in the 7th version of Adobe Photoshop. For more info about this amazing tool see google-list — results for "Healing Brush tool".
Now the healing tool is available for users of other photo editing software, as AKVIS Stamp works under Jasc Paint Shop Pro, Ulead PhotoImpact, Corel Photo-Paint, ACD FotoCanvas, Picture Publisher pro, etc.
The tool can be helpful to the users who stick to Adobe Photoshop of earlier versions (v5, 6 that do not have Healing Brush) therefore updating their software almost to the 7th version functionality. The advantage of AKVIS Stamp tool is that you can easily manipulate cloned areas using the Edit mode of the Stamp.