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Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android Review

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Nov 2011, 03:05

Adobe recently unveiled its new productivity set of Touch Apps, designed specifically for use on Android tablets with Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich, and arguably the most important piece of it is the Photoshop Touch application...

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posted on 17 Nov 2011, 06:41 1

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Desktop apps created into tablets...

Proof that we're entering the tablet age.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 11:27 2

4. Boodies (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

do you kids who say this know wt heck you're talking about? lol There are things tablets are not meant to replace. And a pc is one of them. lol tell that to a graphic designer or a web designer or anyone who uses a pc for a living.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 14:03

8. bgospo (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

I disagree, I'm a graphic/web designer and could think of ways to use photoshop on a tablet. Now would I be making major edits to a file...no, but it would be nice to have.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 07:13

2. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

I'm super excited about this because I love Photoshop and use it all the time. Won't it be sweet to have it on my Galaxy Tab? That's the first thought. But giving it a second thought, I seriously doubt I can possibly use it instead of desktop version. There's no way I can be productive with this. It probably is just a neat toy to play with a few times.
But I'm glad they are trying. Adobe FTW!

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 10:06

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Should be cool on the GALAXY NOTE.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 21:02

5. stealthd (unregistered)

It's kind of amazing Adobe would decide to stick it to Apple and release an Android version first, considering they're going to get way more sales from iOS.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 00:35

6. robinrisk (unregistered)

Any way this could be used on a phone?

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 14:37 1

7. spark55155 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

The author of the article states "Hopefully... Adobe will be updating Photoshop Touch regularly to add new functionality." Some apps, Photoshop in particular, don't really lend themselves to touch screens, so I'm surprised anyone would use a tablet for photo editing, other than for such simple things as red-eye removal or cropping, which don't require a fine degree of user input. Plus, Photoshop is a memory hog and is CPU intensive, 2 things tables aren't really intended to support. The whole point of the tablet is to get away from the complexity of the PC! And to have a more "fun" experience. For anything that requires actual work, like real photo editing, use a regular computer - that's what they're for. A tablet will never be good for photo editing, no matter what photo editor is used. Even a standard PC setup isn't sufficient for real photo editing, so photo editing on a tablet is ridiculous. Likewise, real typing requires a regular keyboard - I was reading this article on my 5-inch Galaxy Player but had to go to my PC to type this comment. Just opening an account here at Phonearena was a problem on the tablet. Tablets are basically for reading. Adobe Photoshop touch is ALREADY bloated and overly complicated, so I hope they SIMPLIFY it by REMOVING functionalities. Please, stop editing your photos, spend the time instead learning to take good photos. The belief that every app needs additional functionalities or "upgrades" is misguided and doesn't engender a healthy world view, in my opinion, it only leads to bloatware, versioning issues, and other things associated with the PC, which is what we're trying to get away from. It's cliche to say that one "hopes for frequent upgrades".

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:25

9. herpderp (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

Are you somehow annoyed that tablets are becoming more powerful? Why do you think tablets come with quad-cores these days? Most of the new tablets are far more powerful than computers in the 90s, that had a faction of the RAM and computing power, and yet they worked fine for professionals.

Realize that in real life, people use their phones and tablets to take pictures. Then, if they care, they apply some stupid effect and publish on instagram. Photoshop touch on the tablet is a huge step up from this, and I find it pretty damn impressive what you can do with very little effort - and on the move!

Of course, in an ideal world, everybody should carry around a desktop computer with a real keyboard and a wacom stylus/mouse, a separate GPS, a phone with a headset, a DSLR, a stereo with speakers, a scanner, a playstation, a ninja sword, etc. but not everybody has the back muscles of Wozniak you know.

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