Adobe Creative Suite on iPad?!?

Graphicizer

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I think that if adobe made there creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) in to iPad apps that they would sell millions of copies to professional artists and amateurs alike. I'm real excited about the possibilities of this new device by apple. What do you all think about adobe making their programs into iPad form?
 

Chaos123x

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Why would they have to be scaled down?

The programs have not really changed much since we were using them with 1ghz or slower processors.

The UI would just have to be totally rethought.

I bet we will see something like Lightroom or Aperture first though.


It would totally get me to buy it. Also Corel Painter and Alias Sketch Pad Pro would be awesome.
 

lee.anderson

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We are going to see very good apps on the iPad. I bet you that we will see some form of Photoshop on the iPad soon.

A 10" screen is going to be heaven for multi-touch, I can see some amazing potential about to be unleashed for it soon. Think something like Logic or Reason on this thing, and how to manipulate it with touch :D

Photoshop still runs fine on my old PowerBook, the 1GHz processor could easily handle it on the iPad, and the advantage of multi-touch is going to be amazing.

It is a multi-touch computer. A 3.5" phone showed how creative developers got, and now we have a 10" multitouch "laptop" for them to develop for. I cannot wait.
 

goobot

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the ipad has potential that will be exposed as it get older like the iphone. the difference is the ipad is starting with a appstore
 

GoCubsGo

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Not likely unless they are very scaled down versions

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I don't agree with you here. Look at Sketchbook Pro for the iPhone. Yes, it's "scaled down" but it's highly functional. I hope to see a version of Photoshop Elements come into play for quick photo edits. I also hope to see the camera dongle work better than it did a few years back.
 

deconstruct60

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Why would they have to be scaled down?
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The UI would just have to be totally rethought.
That is what scaled down means.
Go through all of the drop down menus and submenus and subsubmenu
The floating palettes. etc.

Practically all that stuff has to show up as quasi buttons on the screen big enough so that your finger triggers just one. If want to have pallettes of tools they have to get bigger which makes your working area smaller. There is only a subset of commands you'll be able to place on the screen. May map a few commands into gestures but that is likely going to be limited to a small handful of commands.


I bet we will see something like Lightroom or Aperture first though.
Why would you want Lightroom or Aperture on a iPad ? Those are meant to be your large archive of all of photos. I can see mini-lightroom perhaps that holds the photos from a shoot, where can flip though and look at what results were...... but that's going to be close to iPhoto you get by default.


There is no place to store your files. So far the commentary has been there will be a "shared folder" were apps can get data and you can move stuff to/from iPad. I guess there might be nested folders inside of that but that isn't somewhere storage large database.
 

MacDawg

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I don't agree with you here. Look at Sketchbook Pro for the iPhone. Yes, it's "scaled down" but it's highly functional. I hope to see a version of Photoshop Elements come into play for quick photo edits. I also hope to see the camera dongle work better than it did a few years back.
You did agree :) ... you said Sketchbook was scaled down but functional
That's all I was saying
I didn't say it wouldn't be functional, it clearly would be, but would not be the full versions
And I know you realize Photoshop Elements isn't CS4 like the OP proposed

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

Chaos123x

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You guys are not thinking creativily think about all the possible gestures and other was to do the inputs. If it really can't be done, then this whole expirement with multi touch has been a complete waste of time.
 

Graphicizer

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You guys are not thinking creativily think about all the possible gestures and other was to do the inputs. If it really can't be done, then this whole expirement with multi touch has been a complete waste of time.
Thats what I'm thinking the screen is so large and the ability to use two hands opens up the possibilities tremendously. Look at all the keyboard shortcuts already that make adobe's product more fluid. There's no reason the programmers couldn't figure out a way to make it work. I can't wait to see what happens.
 

bpd115

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Well, with the whole flash snub and the fact that Apple had to kill Carbon before Adobe even looked at Cocoa, I'm going to seriously doubt you'll see anything outside of the photoshop.com app from Adobe.

I do think you'll see some excellent alternatives from eager developers though. Perhaps the Pixelmator guys have something up their sleeves?
 

mcdj

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We are going to see very good apps on the iPad. I bet you that we will see some form of Photoshop on the iPad soon.
Without an accessible file/folder structure for the OS and without multitasking, CS apps probably won't work very well on the iPad. If I save a PSD I've worked on, where would it be saved? How would I retrieve it for editing on a desktop? How would I transfer a PSD from my desktop to the iPad? Where would I copy it to on the iPad? In the root folder? We're not allowed in there... If I want to check my email, I'd have to save and quit Photoshop?
 

bpd115

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Without an accessible file/folder structure for the OS and without multitasking, CS apps probably won't work very well on the iPad. If I save a PSD I've worked on, where would it be saved? How would I retrieve it for editing on a desktop? How would I transfer a PSD from my desktop to the iPad? Where would I copy it to on the iPad? In the root folder? We're not allowed in there... If I want to check my email, I'd have to save and quit Photoshop?
The answer is right on the Macrumors home page.

- File Sharing. A shared file directory is provided that will mount on your Mac or PC. This is presumably how files such as iWork documents will be transferred to and from the iPad. iPad applications will be able to access this shared directory.
 

Rapmastac1

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I don't think this will happen to be honest. I know we'll see some more third party "paint" apps, but I doubt Adobe would make a "mobile version". Jesus we are so far into the iPhone/iPod touch's lifetime and they STILL haven't made any sort of mobile flash player. I think Adobe and Apple's relationship is straining, if it weren't for the whole PDF situation I think Apple would separate itself from Adobe quickly.

It takes quite a bit of power to run a lot of Adobe's premier edits. I don't think the iPad will be capable of doing more than a few layers with advanced editing. Gimp will be more probable since it runs really well and provides advanced features that aren't as power hungry.

That's just my opinion though. Brushes seems like a great app and will certainly be one that I will purchase if/when I get an iPad down the line.
 

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I don't see it happening, adobe isn't going to dedicate a large amount of resources and energy to develop yet another platform, especially when the return on that development is questionable.

I think the odds are higher that adobe develop a Linux version of Creative Suite before you see an iPad version. The market size for such a product is much higher then the iPad's prospective market and you don't see adobe jumping on the linux bandwagon anytime soon.
 

frozencarbonite

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I think it's laughable. I just can't imagine working with a large 300dpi image and trying to use the, let's say the Liquify tool. The iPad would not handle that.
 

mackmgg

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Not likely unless they are very scaled down versions

Woof, Woof - Dawg
Would you consider Photoshop CS or 7 to be scaled down? Those could probably run fine on the iPad, and would still sell a lot
 

Alan Taylor

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Screw Adobe - How about Acorn or the other 3rd party Mac app that apes PS?

They are already using native Cocca and using the technology that is in both platforms.
 

steve-p

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the screen is so large
It isn't large for full productivity applications though - 1024x768 is turning the clock back 10 years. It's a necessary compromise because no-one thinks a 24" tablet would be very practical. And although the resolution will increase with time, and it may gain a couple of inches, it's not likely to ever compete with laptops or desktops for anything that needs screen real estate.

The idea of running something like Aperture at that resolution wouldn't appeal much. It would cost a great deal of money to rework the UI and it still wouldn't meet the needs of most of the people who buy it. A relatively weak ARM processor with limited RAM is never going to cut it compared to an actual computer with a few GB, and Aperture doesn't run that fast on a current top spec MBP - so I shudder to think how slow it would be on iPad. It's just not that kind of device, was never intended to be and is aimed at people with much more limited requirements.