Following the release of Photoshop Touch for tablets, Adobe rolls out the app’s smartphone version. This makes the application more accessible to users who use their handset’s camera often. It is estimated that about one million smartphones are being used worldwide, and with their improved camera quality, network access, and social networking capabilities, mobile phones are a compelling space for Adobe.
Adobe’s Photoshop Touch for Phone has the same set of features as its tablet version, although it was modified for phone optimization. At the top of the screen are the selection menu, adjustment, styles, additional effects, and Undo button. The bottom of the screen, on the other hand, has the layers panel and tools menu.
It boasts the core Photoshop tools such as layers, selection tools, adjustments and filters. There are also traditional tools such as Clone Stamp, Curves, or Healing Brush to fine tune images. Meanwhile, the Scribble selection tool is used for precise selections. The app also supports high-resolution images of up to 12 megapixels in three layers or 16 layers in smaller images. Also included in the wide array of features are Color Drops and Lens Flare special effects tools.
Photoshop Touch for Phone also features Camera Fills, which allows users to blend layers, selections, and blend modes in real time with the help of the smartphone’s camera.
Adobe’s latest mobile app is linked to Creative Cloud subscriptions, which gives users the opportunity to take advantage of their phone-to-tablet-to-PC syncing features. A 2-GB space will be automatically given to users who will buy the $5 app. However, it doesn’t require them to become paying customers in order to have the Photoshop Touch for Phone.
In relation to this, the app requires an iPhone 4S or later or the fifth-generation iPod Touch. For Android users, they will need to have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. It is now available in English, French, German, and Japanese at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.