I want to remove unwanted images from my main image using photoshop CSS3. I found content-aware technique to deal with issue. However when I am opening fill option from edit menu its not showing content-aware option in my dropdown box.

I am using Photoshop CS3.

How can I deal with issue?


3 Answers 3


If I remember correctly content aware fill was added to Photoshop in version CS5 (and improved in CS6) - so, you're only options are to either upgrade Photoshop or find a non-content-aware solution.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Correct. You will have to stick to old fashioned cloning, OP. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 29, 2013 at 8:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks Nir....I'll search for another non-content-aware solution \$\endgroup\$
    – J.K.A.
    Jan 29, 2013 at 10:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ IMO it's more accurate if you just clone it... \$\endgroup\$
    – Omne
    Jan 29, 2013 at 11:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ What I do is paste a selection of similar background over the object, mask it in, so that what you are starting with is more similar, then do your cloning. \$\endgroup\$
    – MikeW
    Jan 29, 2013 at 19:15

Content Aware fill was introduced in Photoshop CS5 and is also available in an improved version of CS6.

CS4 can do a content aware scaling but that is pretty much it.

Your CS3 version does therefore not even have that option. I would recommend you to either buy/upgrade CS5/6 or try without it by using GIMP and the resynthesizer which is a free alternative.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I wasn't happy with the output quality from GIMP / resynthesizer, but for the price it's worth a look. :) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 30, 2014 at 13:46

Yes, you are correct this option not available on CS3. I haven't checked on CS5 or CS6 version but might be available on these please check from your side.

  • \$\begingroup\$ You can download a fresh copy of Adobe Phtoshop CS3 from FileParrots. \$\endgroup\$
    – NomanJaved
    Jan 27, 2018 at 20:55

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