Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Now Officially Available

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yesterday, Adobe prematurely launched its new Photoshop Touch app for the iPad 2, quickly pulling it amid claims that the official launch was scheduled for Monday, February 27.


    The app has now returned to the App Store [direct link], where it is available for $9.99. As previously noted, the app is currently compatible only with the iPad 2 running iOS 5.
    Adobe Photoshop Touch is the flagship app from a group of six tablet apps that Adobe announced last October. The company has been taking steps onto the iPad and other tablets with a series of applications, although they have obviously yet to match the capabilities of the desktop versions of the Adobe's key software products.

    Adobe's initial goal for the iPad was to explore how the device might be used as an auxiliary input for the desktop version, but the company has broadened its scope to now include at least some of the dedicated image editing features from Photoshop in its latest apps.

    Update: MacStories has a nice early review of the app.

    Article Link: Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Now Officially Available
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2011
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    Wish it wasn't with AIR :(
  3. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Any proof apart from it just appearing again on the App Store that it was finally officially released on Sunday? When it was supposed to be originally Monday?

    (Sunday in the US. I'm sure they wanted a Monday US release)
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    But, will it work on iPad 3 ?
    It's gonna be great with a retina display..
    I hope it's as powerful as the desktop app but compared to the price it doesn't look like it is...
  5. macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2006
    Disappointed that it won't work on my original iPad, but I guess technology moves faster now that ever before. Probably time to start thinking about upgrading to an iPad 3 when those are released.
  6. macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2010
    Because all us designers wear trilby hats with feathers in them.

    BTW, I would have eaten mine if anyone had bet me Adobe would one day release a version of Photoshop for less than 10 bucks.
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    An outhouse near you
    There's life outside USA, but I am sure you are aware of that ;)
    It's Monday here in Europe.
  8. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I see a rubber-stamp icon! Count me in!

    Mmmmm... I could go for a fresh trilby.

    Note: if Photoshop Express counts, that’s been a free app for ages :)

    I’ll also put in a good word for Adobe Ideas (for iPad/iPhone): it has painting/sketching that is vector-based, making your work infinitely zoomable—and you can email yourself an equally high-quality vector PDF! It’s a great sketchpad if you might want to print or share later, or import into desktop apps (if they can open a PDF, it looks great). I use it to make abstract iPad wallpapers.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
  10. macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2006
    I didn't know there was a place called MacStories... lol
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Adobe sells their Creative Suite packager for delivering Flash apps to multiple mobile devices. But when Adobe makes their own software for multiple mobile devices, they avoid Flash entirely.

    I wonder when someone in the media will ask Adobe about that. :eek:
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    Just bought the app but im already having issues. I can access my events synced from my iphoto library but when i click albums nothing happens. Its a bit frustrating as its nigh on impossible for me to find specific images seeing as i dont remember the date i imported the photo im looking to mess with! :rolleyes:
  13. macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  14. macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2011
    No thanks to watered down apps. I'll wait for a tablet with the power of a full desktop OS. That would be Windows 8. That's when Photoshop on a tablet will really be worth it.
    No iPad 1 compatibility? I thought fragmentation was supposed to be Android's Achilles heel? :rolleyes:
  15. macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    You can already buy a Windows tablet and run Photoshop on it. If you mean an ARM-based Windows tablet, well then just realize that they won't run any x86 applications. And there is no guarantee Adobe will port the full version of Photoshop; Considering that ARM-based Windows tablets will be targeted towards the same market as the iPad, it may in fact only get this version.
  16. macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    looks promising. nice to know that now you don't have to tote your MBP around.
  17. macrumors member


    May 28, 2009
    No multi language support at Adobe

    Thats poor.... no language support :eek:. Even english language isn´t a real problem for me, native german would be OK for me too. Adobe can´t effort translation costs? Is Adobe a big international company? I am afraid it is :)
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    Can't really see the point of this. A finger just isn't an accurate enough tool to be able to do anything worthwhile. This is one of those apps where the iPad not having stylus support bites it in the ass.
  19. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 - $9.99

    Adobe Photoshop desktop version for Windows 8 tablet - $699.99

    hmm, I'll take the one for $9.99
  20. macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2005
    In a world where occupiers are destroyed
    Or is that the corporations' desire to sell more and more?
  21. macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    A developer choosing to limit an app to second generation hardware is not fragmentation. Do you complain when all the new Xbox 360 games don't run on the original Xbox?
  22. APlotdevice, Feb 26, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012

    macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    While I don't mind too much that this is iPad 2 only, that comparison is a bit flawed. The Xbox was on the market for four years before being succeeded. By this time it was thoroughly obsolete. The iPad 1 was succeeded after only one year. That's a huge difference.

    PS. If console makers did release new systems each year, with games that would only work on the newer system, there would most certainly be an uproar.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Nice price..but bits like "Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels" puts me off a little bit..
  24. macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    Probably due to memory.

    As for running "the whole photoshop" on a windows tablet: Just cross your fingers that the windows tablet will arrive with at least 8GB RAM.
  25. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Zeeland, Nederland
    Fragmentation occurs when new devices come out with older, or different/cloned, versions of the OS. According to this article, "Gingerbread is still adding devices 14 times faster than ICS".

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