Content-Aware Crop: Photoshop CC 2016 aims to fill in blank areas after you straighten photos


posted Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST


It happens to everyone at one point or another: The dreaded tilted horizon. It's not a difficult thing to fix during post-processing, but you always lose parts of your image when you straighten and crop your photo. Adobe Photoshop's latest release hopes to correct that with the new "Content-Aware Crop" feature. When you straighten the horizon (or want to expand your image beyond its original frame) Content-Aware Crop will fill in the blanks that are created.

In the video below, Adobe's group product manager Stephen Nielson shows us how the new feature will work. Of course, we need to get our own hands on it see if it works as well with our photos as it does in the video demonstration. It isn't clear when the next version of Photoshop will be released, but it will apparently be available to all Creative Cloud subscribers "soon."

As someone who is regularly frustrated by losing even little pieces of my image when I need to make a small horizon correction, I'm excited to give this feature a try later this year. Of course, the same thing can already be achieved with Content-Aware Fill and a few clicks to select the missing corners, but anything which removes some carpal tunnel-inducing clicking from my workflow is a good thing! For more information on the feature, read Adobe's blog entry.