Last May, Adobe gave the world a sneak peek of their forthcoming mobile retouching platform. While the video only showed off modest implementations of the liquifiy, paint, and vignette tools, it's clear that Adobe and their army of software engineers have been hard at work beefing up their iPhone and iPad apps.
The released version, according to The Verge, is likely to feature retouching staples such as content-aware fill and spot healing in some form or another.
Much like the current mobile version of Lightroom, the mobile Photoshop (now nicknamed "Project Rigel") will allow users to sync projects from their work computer to their mobile device to make changes which will then be effortlessly translated back to the flagship version of the software, allowing photographers and retouchers to do cursory work on the road (or on the couch).
Of course, this isn't Adobe's first venture into the world of mobile retouching, their first Photoshop-mobile app, Photoshop Touch, was met with lackluster acceptance and has been recently discontinued.
While it's unlikely that anyone will be using this app as their primary editing platform — and if it's anything like Lr mobile they may not even be able to — it'll be an important step for Adobe.