Content Aware Fill for Free

Created by Techrocket9 on March 15, 2012, 7:09 p.m.
  • This is basically a repost from the MaximumPC forums (Original at but I though that some people might be interested in it here:
    I'm sure everyone has heard about CS5's content aware fill. But did you know that GIMP has had the same functionality for years with the help of a plugin? I integrated the plugin into a portable version of GIMP and you can download it at my blog. I just wanted to share my work, as I think that other people will find it useful. 
    There are some examples of what it can do here, and I made a high-resolution example with several small tweaks one here. (Original image credit here).  
    It's certainly fun to play around with.
  • very cool. i have a hard time getting into GIMP because i have to relearn all the keyboard shortcuts and it does image cropping and resizing a little bit different from photoshop. haven't tried this plug-in yet, but i think some people have claimed that it doesn't work nearly as well as the photoshop one (which isn't perfect, anyway). but since it's free, will definitely give it a test some time!

  • @Techrocket9: I'm starting my Whiskey Media internship the Monday after next, and I figured my Giant Bomb profile could use some gussying up. I found a watermarked image I wanted to use as my background, but unfortunately I don't have a copy of CS5.

    So what do I do? I google "content-aware fill free". And guess what page Google whisks me away to? This here thread on a little website called

    Sorry for the super old thread bump, but yeah. Whiskey Media is gradually taking over the internet, and I couldn't be happier about it. Thanks for making and posting this, dude!