Adobe Photoshop Touch arrives on smartphones

Adobe's Photoshop Touch for Android and iPhone borrows features from tablet package

Adobe has launched a smartphone version of Adobe Photoshop Touch, bringing the image editing software to iPhone and Android handsets.

Based on touch-centric software designed for tablets, Adobe claims the phone version has the "same core features of Photoshop desktop software" and "offers similar intuitive, touch-based gestures and features".

The phone version – available for download today from the App Store and Google Play – costs £2.99 and requires iOS 5 on an iPhone 4S or iPod touch fifth generation or later, and Android phones must run Android 4.0 or later.

"Photoshop Touch on the phone has core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters," the company said.

"There are features exclusive to Photoshop Touch, like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using only your finger, and Camera Fill for real-time creative blending of your camera feed with layers."

Photoshop Touch for smartphones

There are also effects and text graphics that can be added to images, with the software working on images up to 12 megapixels. The package also includes 2GB of storage on Adobe's Creative Cloud, with images synced to the service automatically.

"Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from a tablet or Photoshop desktop software," the company said.

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