Adobe launches Photoshop for iPad, Photoshop Camera app and more

CNET | 11/4/2019 | Staff
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A year ago at its annual Adobe Max conference for Creative Cloud users, the company previewed its long-awaited version of Photoshop on iPad; now it's ready to ship, joining Aero, the AR-creation app for iOS and iPad OS that Apple demoed onstage at last year's WWDC. Adobe also previewed its next big mobile releases: Photoshop Camera, which seems to compete with apps like VSCO and Prisma, and Illustrator for iPad. Those come along with the usual barrage of product updates, including Cloud Documents, an overhaul of the Creative Cloud desktop app and various improvements in performance across all applications.

The Creative Cloud app redesign adds some nice features, such as the ability to move or copy library objects from one to another, but it's still missing one of the most important capabilities a cloud-storage service needs: selective sync. You get 100GB of storage, but it insists on keeping every bit in sync; for those of us who work on multiple systems, that's a real pain.

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The iPad app comprises the core compositing tools of Photoshop -- selection and masking, adjustment layers, retouching and some effects -- with an interface similar to its Fresco painting app launched this summer. While late to the game compared to competitors like Pixelmator and Affinity Photo, Adobe seems to prioritize doing things well over doing things first; its mobile apps tend to be (at least at launch) comparatively underfeatured, but they're based on the underlying algorithms that Adobe's been fine tuning for decades as well as its Sensei machine-learning technology for delivering more automated smarts.

Adobe introduced cloud documents with Fresco -- files that live online and are specifically structured for usable performance with complex or high-resolution images -- but Photoshop is the real beneficiary from the new architecture. Cloud documents let the mobile and desktop versions...
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