Adobe debuts Photoshop Touch for iPhones, iPod Touch and Android phones and is available on App Stores and Google Play.
Until now, Adobe‘s mobile strategy focused mainly on keeping heavy-duty editing tools like the Photoshop Touch on tablets and left smartphones with Photoshop Express. Today, Adobe officially released the Photoshop Touch for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phones. The app has nearly all of the same functionality as the tablet version and interfaces perfectly with the smaller screen.
One of the biggest upgrades Photoshop Touch offers over Photoshop Express is the ability to create layers. The Photoshop Touch app allows a minimum of three layers for projects created on the highest resolution with the number of layers increasing as the resolution decreases. Photoshop Touch for phones also brings the popular Scribble Selection feature, which allows users to use imprecise finger selection to pick out specific parts of a picture. The phone app also carries over all the filters, paint-strokes sharing and other components that make up tablet Photoshop Touch. The app, however is not completely identical to the tablet version. There is a new Camera fill feature where users can fill in a layer of their project using the phone’s camera. Any projects that users create on the phone can be syned and edited with Photoshop on tablets or desktops via Adobe’s Creative Cloud Service.
Users who own the Photoshop Touch for their tablet will need to pay and download the app for their smartphones as they are separate apps. This offers Photoshop the flexibility for the two products to offer different features that play to the strengths of the difference devices. The Photoshop Touch app is available in the App store and Google Play for $4.99. It is available for iPhone 4S or later, 5th generation iPod Touch and Android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich or later.
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