Adobe has announced that they are discontinuing Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS. The app will only be available until May 28, whereupon Adobe will yank it from the market. Copies of the software installed on devices will continue to work “for the foreseeable future.”
Photoshop Touch came out in early 2011, which was about the same time that the post-PC era began. The app has been considered the kitchen sink of software, with a ton of features jam packed into a single paid app.
Adobe is piviting from one app to rule them all, to a series of specialized apps. In the last few years they pushed out Photoshop Mix (which specializes in compositing), Photoshop Sketch (drawing), and Adobe Shape (which lets you snap a photo and convert it for editing), and a myriad of others. These are iOS apps at the moment, but Adobe says it’s working on Android versions.
Adobe is quietly developing a new photo retouching app, that will be released sometime this year. The video below shows the new app in action, and you can see a number of Photoshop features.
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