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Reach out and touch Photoshop … on your phone


Adobe Systems has launched a new version of Adobe Photoshop Touch, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch or Android smart phones. Sorry, no BlackBerry version.

Inspired by Photoshop Touch for tablets, the phone app brings core features of Photoshop desktop software to mobile devices with similar intuitive, touch-based gestures and features.

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“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, creative media solutions for Adobe, in a statement. “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.”

Among Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone’s features is the ability to:

  • Enhance images using 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 quickly using the Scribble Selection feature, and refine your selection with the Refine Edge tool

It’s also integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes 2GB of cloud storage. The offering is available now through the respective app stores for US$4.99. For iOS devices, the app requires iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 5th generation; Android phones must run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.