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“…there's no easier way to remove unwanted items from your images...”—The Guardian

“It's in my Top 5 "must have" photo apps.”—Michał Koralewski, Photographer of the Year 2015, IPPAwards

“TouchRetouch is a terrific ‘remover’.”—Life In LoFi

TouchRetouch is an app that offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your iPhone photos.

What magic can you do with TouchRetouch?

Remove telephone wires and posts, power lines
Remove surface breaks and scratches—both straight and curved
Remove photobombers
Remove pimples and skin blemishes
Remove human-made objects like stop lights, street signs, trash cans
Remove whatever you feel is spoiling your photos


Make unwanted objects vanish right before your eyes by just marking them.
With Blemish Remover, you can touch any minor blemish once to remove it forever.


Mark only a section of a line to remove it whole; no need to be precise—the app will find the line.
If you need to erase only a part of a line, use Segment Remover.
Set Line Thickness to Thin, Medium, or Thick for better performance.


Eliminate distractions from photos with the Object Removal tool—select either Brush or Lasso, mark the content to be removed, and then tap the Go button.
Remove defects or duplicate objects by using the Clone Stamp tool.
Adjust Stamp Size, Hardness, and Opacity as desired.
Use Eraser to wipe out what has just been cloned.
Set Eraser Size, Hardness, and Opacity as needed.


Watch the in-app video tutorials for guidelines on how to use the app.
Read some tips and advice on how to get more out of the tools the app offers.

Download TouchRetouch now and have a bit of magic in your pocket.

TouchRetouch is brought to you by ADVA Soft—a developer of Handy Photo and AntiCrop. We are doing our utmost to create apps that would positively affect your photo-editing experience. Visit ADVA Soft website at to learn more about the company and the apps it develops.
For any assistance with TouchRetouch, contact ADVA Soft Support at [email protected] We welcome all your inquiries, comments, or suggestions about the app.

Love TouchRetouch? Would you like to become our beta tester and help us beta-test the app? Let us know by sending your feedback at [email protected]

TouchRetouch App Description & Overview

The applications TouchRetouch was published in the category Photo & Video on 2010-06-08 and was developed by Adva-Soft. The file size is 21.53 MB. The current version is 4.2.1 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

— Fixed the issue causing the app extension to quit after selecting another photo for editing and using Show Original
— Fixed the issue causing the app to quit after selecting a large area
— Fixed the issue with the app to improperly send 360° photos to TouchRetouch for macOS via Handoff
— Optimized the image load time for a better performance of the app extension
— Improved the interaction between Siri Suggestions and Handoff within the app
— Improved the UI animations when working with 360° photos
— Improved the Modify Original feature — a new look of the button now indicates that your HEIC photos are saved as JPEGs

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TouchRetouch Reviews


Fantastic and FAST!  antney0615  5 star

I was skeptical about the reviews because it isn't difficult to mass produce positive comments to make it seem like everyone in the entire world (and Canada) loves something. Sadly, this is true for so many things anymore but I didn't find that here. I am not someone who writes a lot of reviews because I don't find very many things that really live up to all of the hype of the "FakeBook" crowd. TouchRetouch IS an amazingly powerful, smart, indispensable and FAST photo enhancement suite of tools that you will be using almost as often as your camera itself. This is money well spent.

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Non photographer  U never know.  4 star

This app offers the one tool I have searched for and easy to use. As I learn how to use this app, like a pro, I look forward to better photos. Thank you.


Awsome.!!!!  FelixHeinStreetPhotography  5 star

This is awsome n Way higher Altitudes 👍 thank u looking for more new features


Amazingly perfect  SMMinSD  5 star

Love how I can edit in a heartbeat and make my friends happy!!


Its very very perfect for image edit tools  Aliv35  5 star

High resolution export , awesome , very very good and fantastic


Amazingly simple and effective  Ellehuny  5 star

I needed this to remove some watermarks off of pictures of my dog. I found it very easy to use and I absolutely know nothing about editing pictures. You’ll have to play around a bit if you don’t know a lot about editing but it’s totally worth it easier to do from my phone. The pictures are beautiful and you can’t ever tell that there was something there


What a super app...  Phil_Mediator  5 star

This app is simply terrific. It does a great job at removing unwanted items almost magically. I have never been good at using Photoshop or Lightroom to remove telephone lines. This app allows me to do it with ease. I almost never review apps, but I am so appreciative of this one that I had to send some kudos. Much thanks for a splendid photographic editing tool.

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A wish come true  AbreTuCorazonA Jesus  5 star

It really does what it says it does effortlessly. Try it. Spend more time enjoying the pictures you’ve taken, less time editing.


Great program  Longlegs333  5 star

Did a great job on my pictures


Best retouching app ever!!  Rjudge21  5 star

I’m seriously obsessed with this app! I just want to go back and edit all my pics. Can’t believe I lived this long without it! Worth every single penny. Plssss keep the updates coming!


Not good  cas88126  1 star

Went to circle object as directed but instead of highlighting where I trace with my finger it highlights nowhere near wanted to remove object? Not even usable. Do not purchase not even worth using for free.


Had this app for years and wouldn’t be without it!!  nitrotash  5 star

I absolutely love this app. It is simple, effective and definitely a part of my “go to” group of apps which I wouldn’t be without. Highly recommend!


Better than class leading editing programs  RichDigital  5 star

I am amazed at how well this app can remove large objects with just a few strokes and the line removal editor is awesome. I have just removed a metal street sign which was in the foreground of my photograph. Gone!


Ripoff  tassiecelt  1 star

I bought the iPhone app for the iPad, the iPhone app is not well labeled. As usual it looks rubbish on iPad but I’m not paying again for it. Besides that it really doesn’t work as well as claimed. I have other apps that fail just as well as this. I advise against wasting your money


🔝  IVesna  5 star

Top!Top!5 stars!


Fantastic app!  EbonyOnWeekends  5 star

Where has this been all my life!!!! I cannot stand power lines they ruin otherwise great shots and this app removes them perfectly keeping your photo intact it is like they never were there in the first place!!!


Great app  Nbchick  5 star

Highly recommend for people with small business social media. I can easily remove faults and objects!!


Unbelievable  Hoges82749582947  5 star

I don’t know how it does it but seamlessly removes unwanted items from photos.


Perfect  MishyCube  5 star

Seriously, I was hesitant about this app but it took me all of five minutes to fall in love with it. This is probably the best photo editing app I’ve ever used 😍


Wow  lksmth  5 star

I bought this app just to see if it works, completely excepting that it would be obvious where objects had been erased. I have to say I am genuinely very impressed with what it can do without leaving a trace.

Alijah Simon

Incredible and simple, BUT  Alijah Simon  4 star

....there is no universal app. The iPad app is a separate charge. Bogus! Although I am annoyed that the iPad version is an addition charge on top of this version, this app is simple and easy to use. All iPhone photographers should be armed with this!


Better then Photoshop!  CoolioColin  5 star

I’ve tried photoshop, and this was better for me as a beginner and has a MUCH better cost! 110% worth the cost.


Typically insufficient  ulmPlayerOne  1 star

Even the best photo retouching apps are mediocre at best. This is no different. If you have a clean scenario with lots of sample area it works fine. But that is rarely the case in most real photos. With even a slight bit of ambiguity this app results in unusable results. Save your money. Plenty of other, just as good, apps in the store for less or free.

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Back and Better Than Ever  America's App Advisor  5 star

The 5-Star App I once knew is back and better than it's ever been! This App is like having a magic wand on-hand as you edit ... to those reviewers stating their photos were ruined by this application, I only wish to say; the application is a tool. And in the hands of one who knows how to use the tool properly great things can be accomplished. Then there are those who do not take the time to learn and practice so they might use the tool properly. I guess what I'm trying to say is you made your bed now lie in it. Do not curse the tool, curse the one who wields it as a fool. To the developer, thank you for the update - perhaps in the future avoiding a lengthy gap in between updates would please your customers a bit more. Highest Recommendation!!


Does what you want. Fantastic interface.  JoelieJoelie  5 star

A former software developer. I download more photo apps than you can imagine. This app is clean and specific. It loads your photos instantly. It does what you want instantly. They constant improve it/making it my go to editing app. These developers understand how uses interact with software. Want to get rid of telephone wires in your photo? No problem. Person standing behind the person you photographed? If I could I partner with these guys.


Absolutely amazing app!  Karenbethc  5 star

I am a photographer and do a lot of my own editing to take out unwanted objects. This app cuts my work in half and does an incredible job. Kudos ... a must have!!


Confirm "cancel"- please!  PhelineCat  4 star

Absolutely crucial app! 5/27/18 Opening Retouch separately gives a different and better experience so I've switched even though it's less convenient. I can't accidentally cancel and I have a choice to save as a copy or entirely new. Of course I want it fixed to be unable to accidentally lose my work if I'm using it within the native editor. ___________________________________________________ 3/29/18 I've been using this for years and it gets easier, better and faster for me. An early reviewer complained about a migrating couch in a photo she was trying to edit; that's just part of the learning curve. Another worried about fiddling with her photos because she's clumsy… for both, duplicating before editing could be reassuring. Don't start with hard stuff; remove isolated items or clone over them. Practice on copies. Zoom in and keep checking how it looked before you took the obstruction away and don't forget about the step back and forward arrows. What's really missing is a "confirm cancel" within the native photo editor. I (seriously) have developed significant pain in my left hand when I'm using this a lot because I need to avoid the "cancel". I save often, duplicate and return to editing the new file but there's NO REASON for not needing to confirm. I'm tempted to give a low rating to get the devs attention because I'm serious about the physical pain and damage to my hand. ___________________________________________________


Always Use and Love but Question  ahclarice  5 star

I love this app, but, why did you change the clone tool, so you can’t lock it? Please put the lock back. Thank you.


Good job!!!!!  Kkkkkkkkkaaaaaarrreeeeennnnnnn  5 star

I don’t usually write remarks, but I had to, I’ve been using this app for only 2 days, and I’m very satisfied with the results so far, I consider you guys deserve my 5 stars, keep up the good job 👍🏼


One of the Greatest iPad Apps Ever Made!  vsaltd.jewel  5 star

I too have been using this app almost from it's inception and didn’t realize I'd never written a review. Or, more likely did, but it was removed with updates at some point. But I am both thrilled and amazed that the developers have continued improving and updating this app thru the years. Most great apps fall into disrepair and are abandoned overtime. But quite the opposite has occurred here. Retouch was amazing back when iPads were brand new...and it’s still amazing now. The features and functionality have improved light years in that time, making it one of a shortlist of apps I couldn’t function well without. For those people who think’s purely because there is a bit of a learning curve. There's also a bit of artistry involved in using it. But with a little patience and me...this app can repair almost anything you throw at it. Someone needs to make a YouTube video demonstrating how zooming in and out, as well as changing the pen size makes such a difference when using the automatic object removal tool. Yes the app fills in with surrounding content...but it gives you fine tuned granularity to manipulate how well this is accomplished. Sometimes zooming out and attempting to repair the whole 'defect' in one fell swope works best. If it doesn’t, sometimes zooming way in and removing small parts of a defect consecutively works better. More user experience gives you that knowledge and skill. I should add reviewer mentioned being frustrated trying to remove glare...and I’ve found that this is one of the more difficult defects to fix too. But it can be done with patience and skill Despite that...sometimes a repair or object removal just isn’t possible using the automatic tool and you need to use the clone tool instead. This tool adds 'hardness' and 'opacity' control to the others, which truly does allow you to fix or remove just about anything! One reviewer mentioned being frustrated with bleeding at the edges...that's what the hardness setting is for. By moving hardness up, the 'edge bleeding' property is reduced or eliminated. A case in point. Years ago I used this app to remove objects like those shown in the video tutorials...a tree...a person...big things. But it’s gotten so good I now use it consistently to fix people's faces! Even faces in photographs which have been seriously degraded overtime. It really is limitless...constrained only by user skill. One thing I just discovered shocks me...I never even noticed the Blemish Removal Tool!!! I’m not sure when it was added, but I've always used the Clone stamp for this with great results. I write about mobile technology for 2 websites, therefore I run across a lot of apps. I've never seen another app that comes close to this one's feature set, nor one that implements those features quite so well. I did encounter one pretty serious problem today. I'm not sure how widespread it is...but it occurred for about the 3rd time today on a newly restored iPad 5. The problem is that after I'm done editing an image...Retouch is unable to save it to the camera roll. A busy circle spins...but never stops spinning. Ultimately the only alternative is to use multi-tasking to shut the Photo's app down...which loses all of your edits. I suspect Retouch uses significant amounts of memory, because I have a lot of iPads, and it seems to occur on the lower end models rather than the Pro line. It occurred twice today on an iPad 5 and once yesterday. I don’t believe it’s ever occurred on one of the 10.5” Pros...and I'm uncertain regarding the 9.7” Pro or iPad Air 2. Another thing I just discovered reading through all of the app information within it is that there apparently is a 'latest edits' menu item which may solve my problem entirely! I'll check it out. But that leads me to mention the fact that there's a lot of helpful information about how to use Retouch right inside the app. In checking out the latest edits I discovered that this works well if you're using the app in 'full mode' as opposed to using it in 'partial mode' whilst within the camera roll. My problem occurred while editing from the camera no 'latest edits' menu item is available there. My solution was to edit the same photo within the full app. I did not experience a repeat of the problem there and love the Latest Edits feature too! I was going to remove a Star just to get the developer to see my review...but found that I can also report problems I'm experiencing from within the Apps settings instead. So I'm giving this app a well deserved 5 stars despite this problem, because I'm certain the problem will be fixed shortly.


Does what it says on the tin  Bbbbbobby  5 star

You need to watch the provided video's and it is easy to get outstanding results. Alongside snapseed these are my two fave apps

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Better use Photoshop Content Aware  Peace, the Great  2 star

Doesn't work so well for removing large object

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