Adobe’s Photoshop Touch app has been available for quite some time now for those who use a medium or full size tablet device. With so many standard smartphones around, it seems only right and proper that one of the world’s largest software developers have taken the decision to extend the app with a version now being available specifically for smartphone devices.
Adobe’s tablet version of Photoshop Touch has proven to be extremely popular with those users who require professional photo editing and manipulation features away from the company’s desktop package. Adobe haven’t gone out of their way to add any additional functionality into the dedicated phone version, with the software now being available on the iOS App Store and Android Google Play Store offering an almost identical set of features to its tablet counterpart.
The majority of the differences between the existing tablet version and this newly released phone version come behind the scenes, with Adobe needing to re-engineer various aspects of the offering to work seamlessly on the smaller displays of a smartphone. Users who are familiar with using Photoshop on a desktop machine will be almost immediately at home with Photoshop Touch thanks to the inclusion of multiple core features and technologies.
Layers, adjustments, filters and multiple selection tools all manage to make an appearance in the palm of our hands. Photoshop Touch has also been crafted with a high level of precision to make editing photographs and images from a small device extremely accurate. The inclusion of the Adobe Creative Cloud means that users can initiate a project on any Photoshop installation and finish it off on a different device. Photoshop Touch for tablets and smartphones as well as the full Photoshop CS6 installation on desktop machines support the cloud experience.
The smartphone iteration of Photoshop Touch will set users back a one-off $4.99, with iOS users needing to have a device capable of running iOS 6. Those who are running Android will require a device that has at least Ice Cream Sandwich installed. The fact that Adobe have released Photoshop Touch for phone as an entirely new product and purchase will undoubtedly ruffle a few feathers, especially considering the available sync features between devices, but the advanced features definitely make Photoshop Touch worth the $4.99 outlay.