Adobe debuts Photoshop Touch for iPad 2

Software is designed to offer core features of Photoshop, plus additional sharing features

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Adobe debuts Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Adobe has developed a Photoshop app for the iPad 2, which features integrated sharing. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 29, 2012

Adobe Systems Incorporated has launched the Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store.

Adobe Photoshop Touch is designed to offer core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets.

The app is a central component of Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, inspired by Adobe Creative Suite software. iPad versions of the other Adobe Touch Apps are expected later this year.

Photoshop Touch is designed to allow users to combine multiple photos into layered images, make essential edits and apply professional effects to create beautiful artwork, touch up photos, paint, lay out ideas, and much more.

"People will be amazed with what they can create on the iPad using Photoshop Touch," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business Unit, Adobe. "Photoshop Touch combines the magic of Photoshop and its core features with the convenience of a tablet, bringing image-editing power to the fingertips of millions of people."

The Scribble Selection Tool allows users to extract objects in an image by simply scribbling on what to keep and, then, what to remove. With Refine Edge technology from Photoshop, even hard-to-select areas with soft edges are easily captured when making selections. Photoshop Touch helps users quickly find images and share creations through integration with Facebook and Google Image Search.

 "Adobe Photoshop Touch offers a huge convenience factor and boasts cool Photoshop features tailored for the iPad," said Brian Yap, creative director at Boxing Clever. "Nearly all of the features I imagined being in Photoshop Touch are there, including the depth in layers, the extraction tools, and fade tool."

Adobe is also hoping to release Adobe Collage for moodboards; Adobe Debut for presenting and reviewing creative work; Adobe Ideas for sketching; Adobe Kuler for exploring colour themes; and Adobe Proto for website and mobile app prototyping for the iPad 2.

Adobe Photoshop Touch is available in the iTunes App Store for US$9.99. Photoshop Touch is available in most geographies with English language support. The app will run on iPad 2 running on iOS5.

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