At the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Adobe announced that its Adobe Photoshop Touch app is now available for iPad 2.
At the Mobile
World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Adobe Systems announced
that Adobe Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App
Adobe Photoshop Touch offers core
Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an
app custom-built for tablets. The app is a central component of Adobe Touch
Apps, a family of six intuitive touch-screen applications inspired by Adobe
Creative Suite software. Adobe announced the Adobe Touch Apps at its MAX 2011
conference. The Adobe Touch Apps will be part of the Adobe Creative Cloud,
which will be available this spring, the company said.
iPad versions of the other Adobe Touch
Apps are expected later this year, Adobe officials said.
Photoshop Touch gives users the ability
to combine multiple photos into layered images, make essential edits and apply
professional effects to create beautiful artwork, touch up photos, paint, lay
out ideas and much more. The Scribble Selection Tool allows users to easily
extract objects in an image by simply scribbling on what to keep and, then,
what to remove. With Refine Edge technology from Photoshop, even hard-to-select
areas with soft edges are easily captured when making selections. Photoshop
Touch helps users quickly find images and share creations through integration with
Facebook and Google Image Search.
"People will be amazed with what
they can create on the iPad using Photoshop Touch," said David Wadhwani,
senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Media Business Unit at
Adobe, in a statement. "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."
"Adobe Photoshop Touch offers a
huge convenience factor and funnels cool Photoshop features tailored for the
iPad," said Brian Yap, creative director at Boxing Clever, in a statement.
"Nearly all of the features I imagined being in Photoshop Touch are there,
including the depth in layers, the extraction tools and fade tool."
Moreover, Dan Marcolina, owner of
Marcolina Design & MarcolinaSlate, said, "I love the organic process
of working on the tablet. With Adobe Photoshop Touch, I have a new form of
image creation with familiar tools but in a more relaxed workspace, allowing me
to rediscover image making through play rather than production."
In addition to Photoshop Touch, Adobe
expects to release the following touch apps for the iPad in the coming months:
Adobe Collage for moodboards, Adobe Debut for presenting and reviewing creative
work, Adobe Ideas for sketching, Adobe Kuler for exploring color themes, and
Adobe Proto for Website and mobile app prototyping.
Adobe Photoshop Touch is available as
of Feb. 27 in the iTunes App Store for $9.99. Photoshop Touch is available in
most geographies with English language support. The app will run on iPad 2
running on iOS 5.
www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-touch.html for more information on Photoshop
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