While there is no dearth of photo editing apps for the iPad, the one photo editing software that so far has not been able to recreate the success in the Apple App Store that is has off the iPad platform is the Adobe Photoshop. Rather, apps like Photogene and PhotoForge seem to be more in demand in the Apple App Store than the Photoshop Express.
Now, the reason why Adobe Photoshop is less popular can be attributed to the lack of several of the core image editing capabilities that have otherwise made the Photoshop suite a delight to use. However, Adobe right now is working on a new Photoshop app that aims to score on many of the areas where the Express version could not. Adobe has in fact shown off the Photoshop app at its Photoshop world symposium and the software did look impressive, to say the least.
So what makes the new Photoshop app so exciting? To begin with, the app will now contain most of the capabilities that have made Adobe Photoshop so popular in the desktop version. This includes the ability to add and manipulate layers so that the user will now have an idea of the things that are going on behind the scenes with the photos. One thing that developers had to work on with the new Photoshop app is to enable it to work in an environment sans a mouse-like pointing device. As a result, there is a new layering system in place that would allow users to switch between layers by suitable ‘taps’ on the iPad display.
The Photoshop app right now is under development, but should be ready for downloading by next month. However, there is no information as to what the app would cost when it is ready.
Live demo video of the Photoshop app available at photographybay