Adobe launches Photoshop app for Android, iOS smartphones

Adobe's Photoshop image-editing software is known for being a demanding program on computers – so demanding that many thought it would never make its way to smartphones. That changed yesterday when Adobe released Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS devices.

While Photoshop Touch has been available for iOS and Android tablets for more than a year, this is the first time the company has released the app for smartphones. Despite the smaller screen, however, many of the same features are available, including text insertion, layer creation, level adjustments and filters. In addition to the editing features, users can also upload photos directly to social networks via the app's sharing feature.

Images edited through the smartphone and tablet app can also be edited through the full version of Photoshop on a computer for those who have Adobe's Creative Cloud syncing service.

According to the Photoshop Touch website, the smartphone version of the app requires an iPhone 4S or newer (including iOS 5 or newer) device or an Android smartphone running Android 4.0 or newer. Fifth-generation iPod touch devices can also use the app.

Photoshop Touch is currently available on the iOS App Store, Google Play Marketplace and Amazon Appstore for Android. The app costs $5 for smartphones and $10 for tablets – needless to say, much cheaper than purchasing Photoshop CS6 in Australia.

Source: Adobe via TechCrunch

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I will take any free alternative since paying for PS in handheld doesnt make much sense to me as advance features are best used in full version !!!

So, and for Windows 8/RT ? I know Windows 8 x86 can run Photoshop desktop full version and that is the best option for any tablet story but it could be interesting to get a fully touch tablet version, specifically for RT. Problem is Adobe is more focused on Apple stuff than on Microsoft things...

So...it does everything all of the 8 million other mobile image editing apps do, is late by at least a couple of years....and costs $5-$10. Yeah, no thanks Adobe.

So I take it they renamed Photoshop Express (app is free), which I have had installed on my tablet for months, and are now calling it Photoshop Touch and charging $10? Or is this different from Express? I know there is phone support now, but curious if there are any other differences.

techbeck said,
So I take it they renamed Photoshop Express (app is free), which I have had installed on my tablet for months, and are now calling it Photoshop Touch and charging $10? Or is this different from Express? I know there is phone support now, but curious if there are any other differences.

It's different to Photoshop Express. See answer to 3rd question: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-touch/faq.html

Photoshop Touch has also been available for quite some time now, at least it has on the iPad. Instead of updating this latter app to become a universal app (like they did with Express), they've released a separate one for smartphones.