Earlier this year I was very excited about a cool new feature in Photoshop CS5: Content-Aware Fill. As Photoshop Elements 9 was announced, it looks like the folks at Adobe were kind enough to make this feature available to the rest of us that can’t spend in excess of a thousand dollars on a piece of software. Elements now has an enhanced Spot Healing Brush. Check out the video at the official Top New Features page to see the magic in action or this article discussing some of the limitations as well.
Photoshop Elements has become a pretty mature product that – at least in my opinion – hasn’t seen any revolutionary new features since version 5 or so. Consequently I’m still on version 7 having skipped 6 and 8. With this new feature, however, it looks like it would be worth upgrading to v9.