Adobe, the dominator at the scene of retouching images with its suite of programs that serve design professionals to change the world, visually speaking. Perhaps, something that was still missing is an application bearing that “flavor” of Photoshop with which users edit photographs, at least in something like what happens with the desktop version. And we may be near the same thing with a new app that will come this year.
If these past days we could have a little of what Microsoft Office on our Android phones, later this year could have almost the same feeling to have Photoshop in the palm of your hand with the new app for Adobe to replace the current Photoshop Touch. An app that would come to realize the potential of processing and hardware that have new phones and Android tablets.
Adobe has plans to withdraw Photoshop Touch from the apps stores, and thats because they’re working to launch a new application that would be able to touch up your pictures in the moment, almost as if you have Photoshop lifetime, and not the smaller version that seemed more a mirage than anything else.
So, the 7.99€ version of Adobe for both Android and iPad tablets, which can still be found in Google Play and the App Store, will not be available from 28 May. All users that have downloaded and installed Photoshop Touch will be able to continue using it, although not receiving any new updates.
Adobe explained their reasons for the withdrawal of Photoshop Touch, and also offered a look at the new features that come this year with a video demonstration. A video showing the prototype software which will open a 50-megapixel image on an iPad and it works as fast as you would on your desktop version.
The video also shows several of the tools that will be counted, such as a selective deletion of objects, color swapping and filter blend. Powerful tools that allow another level out the edited images via a mobile device and a bit closer to their own version of the desktop, so that looking forward to accrue each time after seeing that video.
This software has been called as Project Rigel and is expected to be available by the end of 2015 as a kind of application that would replace Photoshop Touch. From what we know from CNET, this software will be free but will require a subscription to Creative Cloud to synchronize with other apps in the suite of Adobe CC.