If it’s not a telephone pole in the way, it’s someone in the background using sign language.
If it’s not a pimple on the end of a nose, it’s that old guy standing in the way of your photo of the beach. If it’s not a tower or building in the background that you don’t want, it’s dead space between the two subjects in the photo.
If computers are so smart, how come someone doesn’t invent a way to remove unwanted objects from a digital photo without us having to spend two years to learn how to use Photoshop.
What you want is Intelligent Scissors, one of a growing number of Mac apps that remove unwanted objects from photos just like an erase. But instead of a big hole in the photo, the intelligence is applied to fill in the photo so it looks perfect.
Here’s an example.
Here’s another example of Intelligent Scissors which scales an image to make it larger than it actually is.
Here’s one where the center object is removed and the right and left objects are blended closer together.
Intelligent Scissors costs just a few dollars, but the results speak for themselves. If you have the patience for trial and error. It works well on some objects, depending upon the background, but not so well with others.
For a few more dollars there’s Snapheal which also removes unwanted objects, and seems to have a little more precision built-in (along with a few other photo improvement features).