Saturday, March 27, 2010

Photoshop’s magical content-aware fill comes to GIMP

Remember that demo video of the amazing new content-aware fill in the upcoming version of Photoshop? Sure, it left everyone’s jaw dropping. Now guess what? There is already a plug-in available for the open source image editor GIMP that does the same thing… almost.

The plug-in called Resynthesizer, can generate textures from a given sample the same way Photoshop’s content-aware fill does.

As a demonstration of Resynthesizer abilities, the same pictures used by John Nack in the content-aware fill demo video were processed on GIMP with comparable results.

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The images are low resolution so we can’t make out the details. At this moment it’s impossible to say who does a better job – GIMP with Resynthesizer or Photoshop.

Here is another one. There is a noticeable smudge on the final result.

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News Lily has posted a nice tutorial on how to use Resynthesizer on GIMP.

[via Hacker News]

1 comment:

  1. This feature does not "come" to GIMP as you have in the title..

    Gimp has been having it since long time..

    So edit the title.

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