Adobe Photoshop Touch debuted on iOS and Android smartphones as the company unveiled the photo-editing software for mobile users. Touch had been earlier present on tablets, but had not made to the smartphones, until now. Photoshop Touch was launched for the tablets last year with the company promising to bring the editing software to smartphones.
The mobile edition of Photoshop Touch allows the users to utilise layers, advanced selection tools, adjustments and filters to edit the images from the phone’s photo gallery or cloud storage. The phone optimized version of Scribble Select allows precise selections and cropping of images even with a finger.
The Camera Fill feature lets users blend layers in real time using their camera as well as add textures. Adobe has designed the application meticulously to be used on a smartphone’s small screen when compared to a computer screen or tablet. Photoshop Touch users can share their creations on Facebook and Twitter.
Talking about the release of Photoshop Touch for smartphones, product manager at Adobe, Stephen Nielson said, “We wanted to make the app more accessible and available for situations where you don’t have a tablet available. We wanted to bring the same core features of Photoshop to millions of pockets worldwide.”
Nielson added, “Photoshop Touch is more of an advanced app in a lot of ways,” he said. You can do a lot more with it than any other app, but it does require a little more learning. You can pick it up very quickly, though.”
Touch is available at Google Play and App store for $4.99 and will work on iPhone 4S and higher and Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich or later version. 5th generation iPod touch owners can also work with Touch.