Adobe has released its dedicated smartphone Photoshop app, Photoshop Touch, onto iPhone and Android smartphones.
Photoshop Touch has been available for some time on both iPad and Android tablets, but today marks the first time you can indulge in some classic photo manipulation on a smartphone format.
Adobe‘s app lets you work with image files up to 12-megapixels in size. Thanks to a downloadable plugin for Photoshop CS5 and above, you can then open files manipulated on Photoshop Touch on your desktop computer with all layers intact.
Of course, Photoshop Express is already available on iPhone and Android – and for free at that – but Photoshop Touch offers a number of new features that make it worthy of the £2.99 cost.
You can quickly combine photographs together with layers, extract parts of an image using the scribble tool, use your phone’s camera to fill in areas of a layer, and warp images, among other things.
The only downside that we can see is that you can’t import layered Photoshop images from your desktop version of Photoshop to your phone, which is a shame.
It’s also a bit of a blow that those of us who have already splashed out £6.99 on the tablet version have to pay out another £2.99 for the phone version. It should really have been free.
Photoshop Touch has been designed specifically for current Retina display-equipped iPhones and iPod touches, which means the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 5th generation only. Sorry iPhone 4 users – you’re out of luck. It should work on all recent or high-end Android phones.
What do you think of Photoshopping on the go with Photoshop Touch? Useful tool or flashy gimmick? Let us know in the comments section below.