Lightroom Classic: Request AI handling of hard problems

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My request is for Lightroom to provide solutions for the really hard problems. One example to start off this discussion and yes, this is a poor photo but it was chosen just to illustrate the "remove fence" problem.   


 
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I'm sorry, what do you expect? That image is of a Fence with some animals in the background but mostly of a fence. Actually a closer look reveals it is a picture of 3 fences. One behind the other and then the third behind the second. Even a closer look makes me think it is 4 fences. Scrolling down in the image shows 2 fences against the dirt background at the bottom of the image.

Good Luck with that.
And LR isn't good at this anyway. Try Photoshop.
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Agreed. AI would probably remove the animals and make it a perfect fence picture! ;)
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Some things are just better done at the time of shooting than hoping SW will bail you out.  However, having said that, and this example photo notwithstanding, I think what you are asking for is more robust healing/cloning tools.   i agree and if you peruse this and other LR forums you will find many such requests.  The main one that is being asked for is to migrate Photoshop's "Content Aware" technology (as imperfect as it is) to LR's Spot Removal tool as a 3rd option along with Clone and Heal.  

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Well, if I had climbed into the paddock with the tiger, at a minimum, they would have removed me from the park. That is, if the tiger didn't eat me. As this is the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, the animals are fed well enough that they are rather passive; except for the grizzlys that is, no such thing as a passive grizzly. 
 
The reason I put AI in the subject is due to the difficulty of handling this in any other way. I did try Photoshop's Content Aware option and it left dotted outlines behind. Probably an error on my part but couldn't fine a solution. Doesn't work for fences anyway. 
 
But for Adobe to stay competitive, with so many other products snarling at their heels, they better be working on tools like this to stay ahead. Else, someone else will add the "remove fence" option. I'd buy it as a plug-in. 
 
I'm voting for Photoshop's focus stacking in Lightroom as the next major near-term enhancement AFTER they fix the bugs introduced with V9. 

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I don't know how close you could have gotten to the first fence but if your lens was right on it, then it would be so blurred as to be rendered nearly invisible, but that doesn't help the 2nd fence and beyond.  I have mounted my camera on a tripod, goosed the shutter speed way high (sometimes at the expense of some unwanted noise due to needed higher ISO settings), set the 10 second self timer and held the tripod (with legs all together) high over my head to "see" over things like walls and fences.  Don't know if that was an option here or not.

But, I can see how a 'remove fence' plugin or option could be built and to the extent that fences are an issue, could prove useful.