Adobe Demonstrates Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop

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Adobe Photoshop project manager John Nack yesterday pointed to a new demo video posted by a member of his team showing off an impressive new feature in Photoshop known as "content-aware fill". The feature utilizes complex mathematical algorithms to analyze digital images and assist users in filling in areas of complex scenes where undesired content has been removed.

The video shows a number of applications for the feature, from simple tweaks such as removing extraneous trash from an image of a park scene to far more complex tasks such as generating realistic looking desert landscapes and cloud formations.

While Adobe has been careful to specify only that the technology is set for inclusion in "a future version" of Photoshop, we have been told to expect it to make an appearance in the next version scheduled for introduction as part of Creative Suite 5 on April 12th.

Article Link: Adobe Demonstrates Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop
 

cmaier

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Super-terrific. Now if I could only justify forking over megabucks to replace my student-discounted version of CS3.
 

dustyrobot

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Seriously

That just blew my mind. The panorama infill would have taken hours if not days to do properly by an incredibly skilled touch-up artists. I'm literally speechless. Like we're living in the future or something.
 

M-5

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This stuff is wild.

And have you all seen the videos where you can stretch the photo size without stretching the subjects in it? Photoshop will just move the items around.

EDIT: Here's that video.



Low. That's not what Lightroom is for.
Content Aware Scaling has been a feature in CS4 for a while now.
 

thedarkhorse

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This is going to save loads of time, also it's going to let me touchup parts of photos that might not have been able to before due to complexity of touchup combined with the client's budget/deadline constraints.

I wonder if after effects will see any of this content awareness.
 

Consultant

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The tree bench demo picture is not "a lot of work."

Suspicious at the last example though.
 

jdylan

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Awesome

I actually have dozens of photos that are in the "temp bin" that need something like this. These are photos that are missing big parts and I just don't have the hours to work on them, some have been on hold for years, and this tool would totally clear that folder out.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
 

MattSepeta

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Who Cares!

" It's like magic! Philosophically, is this good though? Purists would cringe at this sort of thing. "

Who gives a crap.

The purists will whine and moan and blog and comment about how its not "photography" any more, while the new jack young guns are securing clients and making money :cool:
 
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