Tech talk with Pierre Skene
On February 27, Adobe released Photoshop Touch 1.0, an app specially designed for iPads and Android tablets.
Of course, the new app is rudimentary and is not intended for the professional market, but for amateurs looking to try their hand at Photoshop. And though it is interesting and promising, it is light years away from offering the same capabilities as its Mac OS and Windows cousins.
The app does offer the possibility of using masks and layers, changing basic settings, and adding effects or text, and easily uploading the finished product to social networking sites.
There’s no question the new mobile app will get more users to try out the versions of Photoshop CS for Mac OS and Windows… after all, isn’t that what Adobe’s really aiming for?
The app works with the iPad 2 (or later versions) with iOS5, and Android tablets with the Android 3.1 operating system, and is available from the App Store or Android Market.
Written by Pierre Skene, Sublim tech expert