Photoshop CS6 Puts Photo Manipulation on Steroids

In a new sneak preview of the Photoshop CS6 Adobe showed a content-aware move tool that enables users to easily move complicated objects around an image without having to fill the pixels in the original place of the object. The new technology automatically fills in the hole left when a portion of the image was excised and will be further improved in the upcoming version of the software.

In the company's fourth Photoshop CS6 preview, Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes showed two new ways to use the tool.

The existing tool fills in holes by making its best guess where to find filler material elsewhere in the image. O'Neil Hughes said that with the new version, photographers will be able to pick the source of filler on their own.

More dramatic is the new content-aware move tool. He used it to center a coin-operated telescope in the image. It had only been crudely selected, but Photoshop did a creditable job figuring out how to remove the original data and reconstruct the new background.

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