Adobe Outlines Additional Features Coming to Photoshop for iPad Following Poor Reviews

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Following the public release of Photoshop for iPad earlier this month, Adobe has outlined additional features coming to the app in the coming months.


By the end of 2019, this will include a new Select Subject feature that uses Adobe's Sensei machine learning technology to enable users to automatically select the subject of an image to speed up complex selections. And in December, Adobe says its cloud document system will be optimized to be even faster.

In the first half of 2020, Photoshop for iPad will gain additional features, including the Refine Edge brush for selecting soft edges, integration of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows on the iPad, and more.

Photoshop for iPad has received poor reviews since its release and has only a two-star rating on the App Store.

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This is the main problem I have when everyone suggests ARM as a replacement to Intel/AMD on "desktop" computers. Writing Photoshop (and now Illustrator) for ARM and iOS/iPadOS has resulted in a horrible user experience when compared to the "desktop" counterpart. Imagine what will happen when they even come close to trying that with AE, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, etc.

Fresco is a fun toy to play with for stress relief or creative outlets, but that's about it. I'm not pulling an iPad out for PS on iPad when a client needs changes to deep layers. Give me a Wacom, use Sidecar, or even a mouse with the desktop.
 

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I think Photoshop for the iPad is really good. And it will just get better. This is awesome for iPad people that are stuck in the Adobe ecosystem.

But yeah, they overpromised and underdelivered.
I agree with you on that last part. They definitely over promised and under delivered. At the very least they should’ve had RAW processing available from day one. Lightroom has had it for a while now, why not PS? It’s my understanding that when you share from Lightroom to Photoshop, it uses a full res jpeg.
 

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Of course it got poor reviews. A tablet is nothing more than an expensive toy, and trying to do real work on one (with the sole exception of drawing with a pen, which Photoshop is not for) will be a disappointing experience.
You do know the iPad Pro has been on par or even surpassed some computers in the processing power area. The iPads especially the pros are more than capable of running full photoshop with some tweaks.
 

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This is the main problem I have when everyone suggests ARM as a replacement to Intel/AMD on "desktop" computers. Writing Photoshop (and now Illustrator) for ARM and iOS/iPadOS has resulted in a horrible user experience when compared to the "desktop" counterpart. Imagine what will happen when they even come close to trying that with AE, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, etc.

Fresco is a fun toy to play with for stress relief or creative outlets, but that's about it. I'm not pulling an iPad out for PS on iPad when a client needs changes to deep layers. Give me a Wacom, use Sidecar, or even a mouse with the desktop.
I’m not a developer so I have no idea what that switch would mean, programming wise. Do the different processors require like different programming languages? Or why does it pose such a massive problem? Or just because you somehow have to start from scratch?
 

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This is the main problem I have when everyone suggests ARM as a replacement to Intel/AMD on "desktop" computers. Writing Photoshop (and now Illustrator) for ARM and iOS/iPadOS has resulted in a horrible user experience when compared to the "desktop" counterpart. Imagine what will happen when they even come close to trying that with AE, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, etc.

Fresco is a fun toy to play with for stress relief or creative outlets, but that's about it. I'm not pulling an iPad out for PS on iPad when a client needs changes to deep layers. Give me a Wacom, use Sidecar, or even a mouse with the desktop.
This has absolutely nothing to do with ‘ARM’ and everything to do with Adobe not knowing how to adapt tools/features to a tablet interface.

Photoshop on iPad is running the full code base underneath. What’s missing is hooks into the touch interface.

Adobe already went from PPC, to Intel. ARM is just another recompile.
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I’m not a developer so I have no idea what that switch would mean, programming wise. Do the different processors require like different programming languages? Or why does it pose such a massive problem? Or just because you somehow have to start from scratch?
Its not a problem. When Apple switch to ARM on desktop, Adobe will have to recompile their APP, not redesign it.

Just as they did when Apple switched from PPC processors, to Intel.
 

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I'm not in the photo editing world, so I'm not familiar with options. What are some of the competitors on the iPad?
ArtStudio has been my go to since it came out for the very first iPad. Admittedly it's been outshined a bit by Affinity, but I still prefer the interface myself.
 
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Of course it got poor reviews. A tablet is nothing more than an expensive toy, and trying to do real work on one (with the sole exception of drawing with a pen, which Photoshop is not for) will be a disappointing experience.
A desktop computer is nothing more than an expensive toy, and trying to do real work on one (with the sole exception of playing video games that require more inputs than a tablet is for) will be a disappointing experience.

Let me help you out. I’ve been using “just a tablet” for several years, doing real work. What I discovered is that software bloated its way in to filling all the resources a desktop provides. Software on a tablet requires designers to reduce the bloat making things more efficient. I get more done with a tablet.

So what have I been doing? Information Security. Both doing and teaching. This means I’ve built courseware, on my tablet. I’ve used Affinity products and before that I used Pixelmator. I’ve used Keynote (infinitely better than PowerPoint). I’ve taken my OSCP course entirely from my tablet (connecting to a server running Kali). I’m half way through a Masters degree, and done everything on a tablet.

I get paid by the minute. I don’t get your bitterness, but your absolutism on this is nonsense.
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Writing Photoshop (and now Illustrator) for ARM and iOS/iPadOS has resulted in a horrible user experience when compared to the "desktop" counterpart.
And yet there is software that does a better job than the ARM version of Photoshop at the things Photoshop does. The problem is sloppiness. CISC code allows for greater sloppiness than an ARM processor does. With a CISC system you just throw more compute cycles at it (costing more electricity).

Imagine what will happen when they even come close to trying that with AE, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, etc.
They’ll learn that they need to do a better job of software design.

Fresco is a fun toy to play with for stress relief or creative outlets, but that's about it. I'm not pulling an iPad out for PS on iPad when a client needs changes to deep layers. Give me a Wacom, use Sidecar, or even a mouse with the desktop.
The compute is available in a tablet (that capability needed to do the computations). Your argument is that because you can do it faster the way you are used to, and Adobe’s software design for photoshop on ARM isn’t as robust, that says something about ARM or using PS on tablets.

What you have provided does not make this case.
 
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Now if only we could review Apple apps like Apple Maps, then maybe they could get some feedback to change (even though competition like Google Maps gets reviews)
 
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Of course it got poor reviews. A tablet is nothing more than an expensive toy, and trying to do real work on one (with the sole exception of drawing with a pen, which Photoshop is not for) will be a disappointing experience.
I'm you've guessing you've never used Garage band than turn around and opened that Project up with Logic.
 
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