Photoshop Elements: How do I quickly clean a scene of unwanted elements?

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Once again Photoshop makes no sense. Trying to use Scenecleaner to just remove an object. When I choose an image and click on Scenecleaner, it informs me that I must choose 2-10 photos. I only want to use ONE photo. I only want to clean ONE photo.
I've said it before, Photoshop is so frustrating.
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Hi Tom,

That's how Scene Cleaner works. It removes unwanted areas from one image by using wanted areas from another image:

Using Photomerge Scene Cleaner

You don't want to use this tool for working with one photo. Instead, you want to use the Spot Healing/cloning tools or layers to remove or move areas within the scene:

Quickly clean a scene of unwanted elements