I’ve been playing around with Adobe Elements and it turned out to be an immediate disappointment. The Organizer is worthless (tagging stinks for one thing) and most of the Editor functions are already in digiKam. But there is one singly function that I wonder if digiKam has something similar or has planned for the future.
It is the Remove Object feature. It seems to work best with simple backgrounds. I used it to remove a birdbath in a photo of the backyard to see if it worked. I used the Auto wand to draw a box around a white birdbath in the lawn and the lasso magically snapped around the fuzzy outline of it. I clicked “Remove Object and it was gone. But what seemed truly magical is the algorithm apparently looked at the background around it and guessed what the grass behind it would look like, filled it in, even recreating some of the shading patterns I could see.
I wouldn’t pay for Elements or switch for just this one feature, but I sure wish digiKam had something like it. Maybe it does but I can’t find a addon for it.