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Adobe's Photoshop Fix gets enhanced support for the Apple Pencil

Adobe's Photoshop Fix gets enhanced support for the Apple Pencil

December 19, 2015

Adobe’s Photoshop Fix, the popular application designed to bring advanced photo-editing functionality to the iPad Pro, has just received an update adding enhanced support for the device’s must-have accessory, the Apple Pencil.

Better than ever

Already, Photoshop Fix supports the iPad Pro: in fact, the application received an update back in October, ahead of the device’s release, adding support for the 12.9-inch tablet. This included optimization for iOS 9 multitasking (on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4), as well as “basic Pencil support,” according to Adobe. At the time, we weren’t sure if this included support for the Pencil’s smart pressure- and tilt-sensitivity functionality, though as it turned out, basic really did mean basic.

Basic becomes advanced

Photoshop Fix’s 1.2 update, however, brings true support for the Apple Pencil to the application. In the app’s release notes, Adobe explains:

On iPad Pro, make the most of the Apple Pencil’s sensitivity to pressure and tilt for better precision and control in selective edits.

Of course, it goes without saying that this is a great change to the application; I’ve been using the Apple Pencil for a few weeks now in apps like Procreate to sketch and draw, and the device’s pressure- and tilt-sensitivity is really quite remarkable. As such, making edits inside of Photoshop Fix is now better than ever using the Apple Pencil: users will find that they can be more precise, and achieve better results thanks to enhanced support for the Cupertino-made stylus.

Aside from enhanced Pencil support, Photoshop Fix is now also optimized for 15 additional languages, and the usual bug fixes have also been made to the application.

If you own an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, there’s been no better time to take Photoshop Fix for a spin. You can downloaded the application free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

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