ExtremeTech reports Adobe is showcasing new technology that will be introduced with Photoshop CS6. One of the novelties in the upcoming Photoshop release is Content Aware Move, a feature that will let you change the composition of a picture:
Move allows you to draw a selection around and object and simply drag it to another location; Photoshop fills in the background and ensures that everything lines up. Extend lets you extend an object, by drawing a selection and then dragging it out; Photoshop again fills in the gap. Watch the video below, wipe up that puddle of drool, and then continue reading.
If you’ve never seen or heard of Adobe’s Content Aware functionality, it’s basically a set of algorithms that attempt to accurately fill a space — kind of like an automatic clone brush. Content Aware Fill and Heal are usually very effective, but sometimes the algorithms get it wrong. With Content Aware Move, you are basically telling Photoshop which region of the image should be copied from. I don’t think the algorithm itself has been significantly changed — this is just a different way of using it.