SOL C/T 6-8.5, C/T 6-8.8

Objective: Use the clone tool to eliminate the stick from the picture

Before: Briefly discuss history of photography. Discuss how digital photos can easily be manipulated.


  • Open GIMP - Click file and new
  • Click Template and 800X600
  • The clone tool is used to copy information from one part of a picture to another. It is often used to hide something you don't like or to fill in a gap or imperfection in a photo.
  • Right click on the picture of the water. In GIMP click edit and paste.
  • Click on the clone brush The clone brush works by selecting an anchor point. Move the mouse to an area of the picture in the water, then press the Ctrl Key and click. Select the Circle Fuzzy (19) brush, then move the cursor to the large stick.
  • Press and hold the left mouse button down, and move the mouse over the stick.
  • Duplicate this process, and select different anchor points as needed
  • Experiment with the zoom, and and the brush size
  • Follow the same procedure with the photo of the snake. Try to remove the snake.


After Assess final product - Use Think Pair Share - Determine what looks good and what doesn't look so well. What could you have done better. Was there anything you did not understand very well?