Photoshop CS5 gets "Content-Aware Fill"
Photoshsop CS5(along with other Creative Suite applications) launches April 12, 2010 “at 8am PDT”. I guess they state a time so everyone can stand by with their finger on the download button.
Anyway, the “Content Aware Fill” has been in the buzz on various forums, so I thought I would go ahead and post a note about it, and include the demo video plus an extra demo that you may not have seen:
Some operations are sped up, but that’s OK. Some of them would have taken hours to do properly without this feature. And that’s sort of the question, isn’t it? How much fine work is left to the user? Does the user face hours of touch-up anyway? The first spot removed after the fence posts were removed didn’t blend in very well. The shadow from the woman’s leg needs more work, etc. The sky is probably not going to need much additional work, that seems like a real benefit. You just can’t tell from the video. Anyway, time will tell, and even if it’s not perfect this looks like a really helpful tool.
Take, for example, this user’s first experiences:
OK, sign me up. I have my finger on the download button! Ah wait, April 12… yeah.
What do you think?