Adobe, you impress us yet again with content aware fill

I am sure by now that everyone has seen the videos from Adobe showing off the impressive little tool that is going to be packaged with Photoshop CS5 known as content aware fill. If you haven’t seen the video of the guys from Adobe virtually picking up trash and doing a spot of tree lopping then go and take a peek here. Sure, its pretty nifty and will probably get used way too much by people using it just because “it is pretty damn cool”. But now we see another video with some more down to earth, real world applications for it.

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Been A While

Yes, it has been a hell of a long time since I last posted anything here. A couple of months in fact. Well, what has been happening? Lots, but not really of the good kind. Life took a few turns for the worse a month back and I am still getting myself back on track.

I had also been using Ubuntu as my sole OS for about two months and while I was getting on great with it, I really was missing Lightroom waaay too much. So here I am, back on Vista because of one program and because Adobe refuses to port their software over to Linux. The OS was great though (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) and I had some good alternatives to Lightroom, I just missed having my workflow encased in one program as opposed to several. That and I now can play some games every now and then and use iTunes again as well. We shall see how it goes though. I may cave and go buy a mac or you never know, Adobe may announce that they have released Lightroom and the rest of their Creative Suite for Linux. Whe that day comes, I see a lot of Windows and Mac based photographers making the switch. I mean, why not? It is free, more stable than Windows ever could be and fully customizable and expandable. For the first time in my life, Linux was easy to use and actually worked for me (overlooking the absense of Lightroom). By the looks of it, I will be keeping a Debian or Fedora server running for dad as well, after he had a few problems with Windows Home Server.

Anyways, uni and life in general has gotten in the way of taking many photos, but the semester is now over and I only have two exams so expect a bit more in that regard very soon.