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Many of you have probably seen the video boasting the new content aware feature in Photoshop CS5, as posted by sdy284.

 

Pretty awesome stuff, right? In theory, absolutely. In reality? Not so much.

 

Adobe clearly chose images they knew would work well for their demonstration. Not a surprise...I figured there would be some touching up I'd have to do, but what I've discovered so far is rather sad.

 

Remember when the guy was able to fill in a sky that "wasn't there" in the original image? Well this is what happened when I tried to extend two different images:

 

BEFORE: Milla_before.jpg AFTER: Milla_after.jpg

 

BEFORE: Milla2_before.jpg AFTER: Milla2_after.jpg

 

Okay, at least it looks like the program made the effort to fill the space properly, but wtf was it "thinking" with the first image?!

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:lol: Wow.. those are just sad. Its like it didn't even understand what you wanted to do. Instead of a palm and arm, its a copied face. :lol: Ah well, at least the other features are good right?

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it's worked well for me. This is a panorama of 7 images, that photoshop compiled for me, obviously, some stuff is missing.

 

before

nmetuc.jpg

 

and after using content fill

2en3n0h.jpg

 

i mean, you tried filling in HUGE areas, with little to no patterns. it worked great for me :thumbsup2:

 

and i'll happily supply you with my original images in case you think i just deleted portions of the original

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Maybe it only works with landscapes, as that's all they showed too :P:lol:

 

there were videos using building architecture as well. It works best when there is a lot of "data" around it to use.

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ClayMeow

i find its best using it with smaller things to fix up ,

it does work , but if its to large or with people in them it just messes it up :P

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Like any tool in Photoshop, I think it is one that will take a bit of time to get used to and use most effectively.

 

Even something that looks at a whole image can't put something there that isn't similar to what was there already.

For the sky example in the demos you could still see where the content was coming from.

 

With the images you are using you were asking it to put something there that in algorithmic terms (which is what this all is after all) is dissimilar to the rest of the image. It had a much better go at the second one because there was a bit more there to work with in terms of pattern.

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Like any tool in Photoshop, I think it is one that will take a bit of time to get used to and use most effectively.

 

Even something that looks at a whole image can't put something there that isn't similar to what was there already.

For the sky example in the demos you could still see where the content was coming from.

 

With the images you are using you were asking it to put something there that in algorithmic terms (which is what this all is after all) is dissimilar to the rest of the image. It had a much better go at the second one because there was a bit more there to work with in terms of pattern.

 

Yeah, I get what you're saying. The first one just amused me because I could have basically done the same thing by copy-n-pasting. lol

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