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Adobe release Photoshop Touch for iPhones and Android

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And you thought your first $4.99 spend of today would be a sandwich at lunchtime! Possibly not as everybody in the FCP.co office this morning has been busy downloading the new Photoshop Touch app onto their phones. It's going to be popular.

Photoshop Touch has been around for a while on the iPad, but today brings the news that a new version priced at $4.99 has been released especially for iPhone and Android users.

Photoshop Touch has been optimised for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android smart phone. Amazing to think that this software behemoth which once maxed out beige towers worldwide, will now work on a mobile phone. Another good indication of how touch devices are being used more and more in the creative industries.

pstouch-phone-3-600x375Although some people might see this as a gimmick, connection to the Adobe Creative Cloud means that you can design on Photoshop wherever you might be. At the gate waiting to board a plane, a train or indeed an automobile. 

• Enhance images using popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters, tonal and colour adjustments 

• Apply effects and add graphical text for endless creative possibilities 

• Edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers 

• Combine images together quickly using the Scribble Selection feature, and easily refine your selection with the Refine Edge tool 

• Automatically sync images to Adobe Creative Cloud™ with free 2GB of storage 

Photoshop Touch for the iPhone

Photoshop Touch for Android

 

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe is dedicated to serving our customers’ evolving creative workflow and we heard, loud and clear, that Photoshop fans wanted some core Adobe imaging magic on their smartphones.”

 The Adobe Photoshop Touch overview includes a variety of touch devices: 

 

We are not suggesting that for serious work, creative professionals are going to swap their desktops and laptops for hand-held devices. Being able to work on content wherever and whenever is the way forward and this app will only help to make that possible. Alternatively you could always use it to add a photobomb to a picture before posting it on Facebook.

Will we see a slimmed down Premiere on touch devices next?

 

 


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