Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is Released

adobe photoshop touch, iphoneAdobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone was released today. I’ll have my full review of this powerful new image editor up this afternoon. If you can’t wait, the bottom line is this is a pretty good first release (not really good). It’s slick, fast, powerful and stable. Best Layers tool on an iPhone app that I’ve found. Initial omissions such as lack of layer masks dampened my delight of this new app, but overall this is a solid new image editor. As it’s updated and the missing features are added (as I’m confident they will be), this will be a Wow! app.

What Adobe Photoshop Touch does is not groundbreaking but it feels slicker than just about everything else out there.

Better than Adobe Photoshop Express? By miles. As an iPhone app, Adobe Photoshop Touch is what Photoshop for iPhone should’ve been all along.

The app supports up to 12MP images.

It’s $4.99 in the App Store. Think about this — for five bucks, Adobe Photshop Touch for iPhone can do more than the Mac desktop version of Photoshop 3.0 which cost hundreds. I still have those floppies.

I’ll have my extensive, full review this afternoon. Click the link below to go to the App Store to see the full set of features and to buy this powerful new image editor.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Noel Chenier

    I have the ipad version and was impressed with what it had compared to the computer version.
    I found it a bit challenging getting used to the interface as I’m so used to using it on my mac.
    Still going to work my slr images on the mac, but for my iphoneography it will be worth the $5 Im sure!
    Layer masks would have been nice, but you can always duplicate the layer, do the effect, then select and erase the parts you dont want the effect on. Or just select the area and do the effect.
    Pain in the butt, but doable.

  • Alex -S-

    DOn’t know about the IOS version, but all of the adobe apps (PS, Ideas, Collage, Proto) run really well on the Nexus 7 – it’s a good suite of tools to have to knock out concepts on the move and for editing mobile pics.

    My workflow is: Snap with iphone/dropbox auto upload/process on nexus/back to dropbox

    I havent tried the Plugin to add compatibility to the creative suite yet, but that’s on the to do list.

    Now – if Adobe could make illustrator portable…. 😉

  • Alan9940

    Hi Marty,

    Haven’t read your full review, yet, but wanted to get in a quick comment: I wouldn’t hold my breath for layer masking capability. I’ve had PS Touch on the iPad since one of the very early versions and, to date, no layer masking to be seen. However, as Noel already said you can (somewhat) work around this limitation by duplicating and erasing a layer. It is kind of a PITA though…