Adobe Photoshop Touch arrives on smartphones
By Stewart Mitchell
Posted on 27 Feb 2013 at 10:15
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."
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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It's £6.99 for the Nexus 7.
By KevPartner on 27 Feb 2013
Tablet versus phone, the phone is a lesser experience, so it costs less, maybe...
By big_D on 27 Feb 2013
Does it open 36mp but work on them as 12mp?
The price difference is curious, the S3 and Nexus 7 are very similar in performance and screen size.
Now, question is: can you open 36mp images which the app will resize internally to 12mp or do I have do this manually before I start editing? If it does, I'm sold.
By tonywhipple on 27 Feb 2013
Yes, yes it does.
Sorry, can't edit my question. It works fine, opens 36 megapixel images but works on them as 12mp as suspected. MUCH better than Photoshop Express. Thanks for the heads-up PC Pro.
By tonywhipple on 27 Feb 2013
Great on the Note II
S-Pen functionality is excellent in this app. It offers very precise control.
By craigio on 27 Feb 2013
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