Adobe Photoshop Touch, the popular photo-editing tool for iPad is now available on the iPhone/iPod touch. The separate $4.99 app includes the core Photoshop features found on Apple’s tablet, but is designed specifically for the phone.
Tools include popular Photoshop features including layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters. Best of all, the iPhone app supports images up to 12 megapixels.
Unique for the iPhone, Adobe Photoshop Touch introduces a new Scribble Selection tool. This allows users to combine images together quickly simply by scribbling. The app also includes a Refine Edge tool that helps user get photos just right.
One of the best features of Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone, especially for photo professionals, is its integration with other Adobe products, including Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CS5.1, and of course, the tablet app. This is done through automatic syncing with Adobe Creative Cloud, and allows users to begin and edit documents on multiple devices including those that use Google’s Android.
A free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud is included with the app. For this, users receive 2GB of cloud storage. Additional storage is available by purchasing a premium Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for as little as $19.95 per month via the Adobe website.
According to Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe:
Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos. Adobe is dedicated to serving our customers’ evolving creative workflow and we heard, loud and clear, that Photoshop fans wanted some core Adobe imaging magic on their smartphones.
We’ll have much more to say about Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone very soon. In the meantime, the download is available here. It requires iOS 5 or later, and works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and fifth-generation iPod touch.
The $9.99 Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad is also available.