Adobe Launches Photoshop Touch on Smartphones
Previously only available on tablets, Adobe just announced that their mobile fully-loaded editing software is now available on both Android and iOS smartphones. Though there are a number of mobile photo editing choices like Snapseed, Camera Awesome or Instagram, the paid Photoshop App has many of the functions you’ve grown to love about Photoshop, but in the palm of your hand.
Adobe touts Photoshop Touch as having “Photoshop features. Mobile Convenience.” That means that you get to keep the core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selection tools, adjustments and, of course, what photo app would be complete without filters.
Photoshop Touch for phone is available for iPhone 4S or later, iPod Touch (5th generation), and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.
So, in a nutshell, here is what to expect out of Photoshop Touch for phone:
- Exclusive “Scribble Select” for high-precision- even using a finger (which is good since that’s probably what you’ll be using)
- Work on high-resolution images while maintaining highest quality. Supports images up to 12 megapixels with 3 layers, more layers with lower resolution images (That’s actually quite impressive)
- Exclusive Camera fill for live blending of layers, selections, and blend modes using your device’s camera
- Use paint strokes, unique filters like Color Drops, and special effects like Lens Flare (Cuz we all need more lenz flarez)
- Share images to Facebook, Twitter or via email (Let’s be honest, you’re going to share that photo if you spent time editing it)
Now I know many of you are angry at the Creative Cloud, but I am pretty darn satisfied with it. Photoshop Touch connects with those of us who use Creative Cloud and can automatically sync projects among all linked devices (phone, tablet, and computer) using free access to Adobe Creative Cloud (2GB of free storage). That means you can start a project on a smartphone, continue on a tablet and then finish on a computer (Or the other way around). Would you ever do this? I have no idea. I probably wouldn’t. But the fact remains that you can.
So the condensed fact is, now you never have to be without Photoshop. What are your thoughts? Going to rock the post production on the go? Let us know in the comments below.