Photoshop: Smart dust & scratches removal

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This one tool that is used very extensively in retouching but hasn't been improved since the early days. Please consider using spot healing brush algorithm to the dust & scratches removal filter which would keep the texture but remove irregularities specified in the filter settings.

Thank you.
Alex
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Alex Maxim

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It would be particularly useful for removing dust on fabric or skin imperfections in one go.
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Marcus Johnson

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It would be awesome, but the algorithms needed would be ridiculous, it's like the holy grail of image manipulation.
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I think Adobe have the algorithms already. There is dust detection in dust & scratches filter and there is the spot healing brush. The D&S filter could send the location and the size of the dust particles to the spot healing brush, that's about it.

It might be very cpu (cuda) extensive, but it would be way more efficient than doing it by hand one spot at a time.
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Since dust spots tend to be circular there are all sorts of algorithms for identifying circular cells in the scientific/microscopy world. Once a dust spot is identified, then it should automatically apply the spot healing brush centered on the dust spot.

Also, it'd be nice if they update dust and scratches to be able to disable the "scratches" part of the algorithm (for those of us using DSLRs it just causes erroneous erasures)