After much hype and a false start over the weekend, Adobe have finally released Photoshop Touch for the iPad (iPad 2 only).
As Adobe say, the app lets you "transform images with core Adobe® Photoshop® features", and these feature include:
- Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
- Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
- Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease.
- Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
- Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
- Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
- Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
- Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
- Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels
Whilst Adobe Photoshop Touch may let you combine images and apply professional looking effects, it's the apps poor maximum resolution, combined with a price tag of £6.99/$9.99/€7.79 that will stop me, and I'm sure many others from buying this app. That said, if Adobe up the resolution, then I may be tempted, but until then, I'll be sticking with Snapseed, that can easily process at least 12 megapixel images on an iPad 2 (lower on an iPad 1).
App Store Link: Adobe Photoshop Touch; Price: £6.99/$9.99/€7.79
Please note: Adobe Photoshop Touch requires an iPad 2 and iOS 5, and will NOT run on the first generation iPad.