Using Stereo Photo Maker's Clone tool
StereoPhoto Maker contains a cloning feature that works pretty well. The problem is that it's virtually impossible to figure out how to use it on your own. Thanks to David Starkman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the original instructions, and to Sharon Primbsch for testing and polish.
Notice that holding the Shift key changes the cursor into a paintbrush. Cloning is done by using this tool to paint into the right image using pixels from the left, but first you must align the region of interest.
- Before beginning, if the color balance or exposures of the left and right images don't match, use Adjust > Auto Color Adjustment, selecting the better of the two images as the control.
- Find a spot you want to clone into. Be sure to only work on objects at a single depth at a time.
- If the spot you want to correct is in the left image, swap the images so that the to-be-corrected image is on the right temporarily. (View > Swap Left/Right (X shortcut)
- Use Adjust > Easy Adjustment (K shortcut) to superimpose left and right images
- Using the scroll bars, drag the images until the area of interest is registered between them.
- To zoom in, click the 100% SIZE button for finer adjustment. Click again to zoom out.
- Once your areas are aligned, click OK to return to side-by-side view.
- Paint area in the right image to be corrected. Zoom in if necessary:
- Press and hold the Shift key while painting with the left mouse button until the unwanted area is repaired using pixels from the left image.
- If the clone brush size, shape, or edge needs adjusting, back out and fix it using Edit > Clone brush setting (Ctrl+N shortcut).
- Repeat for all areas to be cloned, remembering to realign the images to work at different depths. If both left and right images have spots to be cloned, remember to swap them so that the working image is always on the right side.
- When finished, swap images back to their original Left/Right orientation if needed, and adjust the stereo window (Left/Right arrow keys) or Adjust > Auto alignment (Alt+A shortcut) to finalize the image.
- Save the corrected image. That's it!