Adobe has officially released Photoshop Touch for iPad 2. The release came after Adobe accidentally pulled the trigger on Saturday, then removed the app from the App Store.
The new version of the app, which was previously released on Android, features many of the same features that have been tailored to work better on Apple’s tablet.
Photoshop Touch, inspired by its Creative Suite for Mac and PC, is the first of six apps for tablets that Adobe will be releasing under its Adobe Touch Apps collection. The apps, expected to be released later this year include Adobe Collage for moodboards, Adobe Debut for presenting and reviewing creative work, Adobe Ideas for sketching, Adobe Kuler for exploring colour themes and Adobe Proto for website and mobile app prototyping.
While this app isn’t a full version of Photoshop made for tablet, it does offer some of the same tricks. This includes combining multiple photos into layered images, performing simple edits, extracting objects from images using the Scribble Selection Tool as well as all of the basics like painting, touching up and layering arrangements. It also integrates with Google image search and Facebook for easy importing and sharing of images.
In addition, the app has a lot of features that take advantage of the iPad 2’s camera, sensors and touch screen with some mimicing the functions of Photoshop with others using the tablet’s capabilities to expand on what you can do. One of these is the camera fill effect, with which you can use a flashlight to effectively ‘re-light’ a scene.
David Wadhwani, the SVP of Adobe’s Digital Media Business Unit says that “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.”
Photoshop Touch is available from the iTunes Store.
Source: The Next Web