Adobe Announces Photoshop Touch for iPad

Adobe is doing hard to promote its products on mobile platforms as well. We have already seen Adobe Photoshop Express, a fine, free and highly usable iOS app for quickly fixing up your digital photos, but it is not as good as the desktop version of Photoshop. However, Adobe continued to improve its products as the company released a solution last year in the form of Photoshop Touch. But initially, the company introduced it on Android platform rather than bringing it on iOS as well. But as promised, Adobe has finally brought this strong image editing capability to Apple’s iPad 2. The company announced the app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Users of iPad 2 can have this app for just $9.99 so as to have their hands on this remarkable app from Adobe. A little disappointment for iPad 1 owners as this app doesn’t support the device. The app offers sophisticated selection of tools and ‘scribble’ over images to get rid of unwanted portions. With Photoshop Touch for iPad, users can also touch up photos, paint over them and create new layouts. Interestingly, the new app is in fact a part of Adobe’s forthcoming suite of iPad ‘Touch’ Apps.

The suite is an inspiration of Adobe’s Creative Suite that includes:

“Adobe Collage; Adobe Debut presentation software; Adobe Ideas, which will be similar to the Illustrator vector-based desktop drawing software; Adobe Kuler color theme manager; and website- prototyping and wireframe tool Adobe Proto.”

According to Adobe, the rest of apps will be launched for iOS later in 2012 and all will be compatible to work with Adobe’s Creative Cloud services.

Some of the other features added in the Adobe Touch for iPad are the added ability to share to Facebook directly from the app, search, using Google, from inside the app, add sophisticated effects and capability to use your tablet’s camera to fill in sections of your image project.

David Wadhwani, Digital Media Business Unit’s Senior President and General Manager at Adobe said, “Photoshop Touch combines the magic of Photoshop and its core features with the convenience of a tablet, bringing image-editing power to the fingertips of millions of people.”

In order to run Adobe Photoshop Touch, you need to have iOS 5 running on your device. The app is available for download in the App Store from Monday, February 27. Initially, the app was mistakenly being pushed in the App Store but pulled back instantly. However, it is now officially available for download in the App Store. Some users also commented that the iPad version of app “works better than the Android version.”

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