Adobe, the California-based software giant, announced the release of Photoshop Touch for the iPad today. The app brings core Adobe Photoshop photo editing features to the tablet including layers and selection tools available in the desktop versions of the application.
The full list of the app’s features is as follows:
- Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
- Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
- Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease. • Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
- Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
- Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you’d like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
- Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
- Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
- Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels
Adobe has created a promotional video to highlight the features of the new iPad app:
Photoshop Touch offers more advanced photo editing features compared to the company’s existing universal iOS app, Adobe Photoshop Express, which debuted in the App Store in 2009. However, while Photoshop Touch is compatible only with the iPad 2 (and requires iOS 5.0 or higher), Photoshop Express will work on any iOS device running iOS 4.2 or higher.
In its press release, Adobe also noted its plans to release additional iPad apps later this year:
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.