Adobe Brings Photoshop to iOS and Android Smartphones

Adobe has offered Photoshop Touch on the iPad for a while now. Now the software – which in its full form demands a very large screen – is coming to smartphones.

Optimized for small screens and fingers over a mouse, Photoshop Touch is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android smartphones for $4.99.

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products of Creative Media Solutions at 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 the smartphone allows users to enhance images using popular features such as layers, selection tools, filters, tonal and color adjustments; apply effects and add graphical text; edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers; combine images together using the Scribble Selection feature, and refine selectiosn with the Refine Edge tool; and sync images to Adobe Creative Cloud with free sotrage.

“This app shares an almost identical set of features with the tablet app, in an experience designed for smaller screens,” explains Stephen Nielson on Adobe’s Photoshop blog. “I am particularly excited about this new app because I always have my phone with me. I can be creative anywhere using the powerful tools in Photoshop Touch, even when I don’t have my tablet with me.”