Codebreaker

Photoshop is getting kind of spooky smart

John Moe Mar 22, 2012


The beta version of Photoshop has been unveiled and it looks to be a pretty meaningful upgrade to existing versions of the very popular photo editing program for PC and Mac. There are new tools on it, video editing makes its first appearance in the program, but the most significant step is new approaches to content awareness. Photoshop was already able to recognize objects in a program and understand their relationship to one another. The new version adds “content-aware move” and “content-aware extend”, which give you greater flexibility to shatter reality as we know it.

With “content-aware move”, you can move an object in a picture with a simple drag and drop, the vacated space will then be filled in instantly as Photoshop understands the context of the surrounding area. “Content-aware extend” lets you take an object and make it longer. So a stretch limo can be a reeeeeally long stretch limo, a snake can be extra long.

The Verge says the new features were a bit cloodgy when tested, although this is a beta.

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