Do you think Photoshop (the real photoshop) can be handled on iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMattcotv, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. iMattcotv macrumors 6502

    iMattcotv

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    It has a dual-core CPU with 9x graphic performance compared to the A4 chip..

    Why not?

    As a Graphics designer, I would absolutely love a powerful mobile version of Photoshop that includes all tools that CS4 or 5 have, minus the pointless rendering effects and other things similar that are performance heavy.

    Being able to open up photoshop on an ipad and correctly use it to make a custom wallpaper or little bits of images for say, your website would be amazingly productive, and there have been many times where I wanted this to happen.
     
  2. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    Do I think it can? No, not as it currently is. A cintiq would be more suitable. The biggest reason why I don't think we'll see that anytime soon is memory. There isn't enough memory on the device to do the things Photoshop does and there is no method for doing a scratch disk or virtual memory. Not to mention that every plugin would have to be built within the single app, too.
     
  3. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    It has enough power under the hood. But the lack of a pixel-level pointer makes it a silly idea to even try. Painting programs work, because the finger is roughly the same size as brushes (zooming in and out helps compensate). But for doing pixel-level edits, your finger isn't going to cut it. It would just end up being more frustrating than anything else.
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    PS for iOS, sure. The "real" PS CS5 or even PS Elements 9, no way -- for starters not enough internal RAM. Then the A5 chip is not even close to even a C2D.
     

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