Common photo problems and how to fix them in Photoshop: #13 Sensor marks ruin my photos

Photoshop sensor spots, Spot Removal Tool
(Image credit: James Paterson)

If you've got any kind of interchangeable lens camera you'll know know just how versatile and powerful these cameras are. You'll also know that the sensors attract dust and fibres from the atmosphere and that these can leave VERY annoying dark, diffuse dots on your images. So here's how to get rid of them quickly, simply... and automatically.

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James Paterson

The lead technique writer on Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, James is a fantastic general practice photographer with an enviable array of skills across every genre of photography. 

Whether it's flash photography techniques like stroboscopic portraits, astrophotography projects like photographing the Northern Lights, or turning sound into art by making paint dance on a set of speakers, James' tutorials and projects are as creative as they are enjoyable. 

He's also a wizard at the dark arts of Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo, and is capable of some genuine black magic in the digital darkroom, making him one of the leading authorities on photo editing software and techniques.