Adobe brings Photoshop on the iPad, free trial available

Adobe brings Photoshop on the iPad, free trial available
As expected, Adobe released the long-awaited Photoshop app for iPad. The professional editing app is a free download and comes with a 30-day free trial, but after that, if you want to keep using Photoshop for iPad, you'll have to come up with $9.99 per month via in-app purchase.

We reported last month that Adobe may not include some main features in the iPad release, and it looks like that's exactly what happened. The iPad app doesn't offer the same features as the desktop one, at least at launch. The good news is the app does include Apple Pencil for iPad Pro support, and it also allows users to edit PSD files.

According to Adobe, the initial Photoshop release focuses on those features that mostly benefit Apple's tablets like Pencil input and touch, including “core compositing and retouching tools,” TechCrunch reports.

If you're expecting features like support for brushes and masks, as well as smart selection, you won't find them in the first release version of Photoshop for iPad, although Adobe promised to add them later on.

Photoshop for iPad lets you use quick gestures and touch shortcuts to make edits directly on your canvas. Also, thanks to the app's UI, you'll only get the core tools and panes you need to be displayed on the screen so that you can focus on your canvas.

Besides support for brushes and masks, Adobe confirmed that the ability to rotate canvas, refine edge and select subject will be coming soon Photoshop on iPad.

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2 Comments

1. Nickybob

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2019

So dumb that you have to pay a monthly fee to be able to keep using it. It should just a one time fee. All these subscriptions from all these apps is really getting out of control.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

It should be included in the photography subscription for desktop.

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