Adobe Photoshop for iPad is still on track for a 2019 release, but without key features

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is still on track for a 2019 release, but without key features
Adobe confirmed earlier today that Photoshop for iPad is still going to be released by the end of the year. The upcoming launch of the software was confirmed last year, but in order to meet the deadline, Adobe will have to drop some key features from the initial release, Bloomberg reports.

Although no official update on the software's launch has been provided since last year, Adobe is expected to offer more details next month at its annual creative software conference. After testing Photoshop for iPad for more than a year, some beta testers told Bloomberg that the beta versions don't include key features that they expected to be part of the final build of the app.

Also, the report mentions that less advanced features will be included in the upcoming iOS app, while some well-established ones won't make it at all, such as filters, the pen tool and custom paintbrush libraries, vector drawing, color spaces, RAW editing, smart objects, layer styles, as well as many options for mask creations.


An Adobe official said that the beta feature set is not representative for the final version, as the need to team up with Apple meant that some feature will be “coming in hot” ahead of the launch. However, he admitted that at launch Photoshop will lack some important features, which will be added over time.

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6 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

But I thought the iPad was faster than 90% of all windows laptops, why can't it full true full fledged photoshop...i have a few theories. /s

4. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Actually I think its fully capable. Porting a huge software like photoshop will take a ton of work if you want a stable experience.

5. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I have Affinity Pro in my iPad which is like photoshop clone with all the filters etc. Those filters actually works crazy smooth realtime, which is just insane. here's the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pp6TOsSi_U I just hope Adobe get this photoshop for iPad right, because i've been photoshop user for 15 years and i like the photoshop workflow and been waiting to replace my Affinity.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

This "some beta testers told Bloomberg that the beta versions don't include key features that they expected to be part of the final build of the app." Defeats the purpose to buy such an expensive hardware to run Photoshop. I was looking into this as replacement for laptop but now its out of question.

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1581; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

The ipad is a great tablet but I don't see it ever replacing a desktop OS for productivity.

7. Krjal

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

You could just get Affinity Photo and have desktop quality Photoshop on the iPad already. Adobe is slacking and competitors are stepping up.

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