Adobe’s New App Brings the Power of Photoshop to Smartphones

Adobe’s New App Brings the Power of Photoshop to Smartphones


San Jose, CA—Adobe Systems launched a new version of its Adobe Photoshop Touch app, now optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch as well as Android smartphones. Inspired by Photoshop Touch for tablets, the phone app brings core features of Photoshop desktop software to mobile devices and offers similar touch-based gestures and features.

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president, Products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “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.”

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers new capabilities for smartphone users, notably the ability to enhance images using Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters and tonal and color adjustments. Users can also apply effects and add graphical text for creative variations, edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers, combine images quickly using the scribble selection feature, and refine a selection with the refine edge tool.

Photoshop Touch for phone is also integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud and includes access to 2GB of Creative Cloud storage with a free account. Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud and then continue working with the files from a tablet or Photoshop desktop software.

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for $4.99. For iOS devices, the app requires iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch fifth generation; Android phones must run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.