Archive for December, 2009

Photoshop.com Mobile comes to the iPhone

Want to doctor that iPhone self-photo you just took before you attach it to a text message? In despair because your iPhone camera won’t let you control exposure settings or color saturation? Now you can use world-class Adobe photo editing software to touch up your snapshots without ever leaving your touchscreen: Download Photoshop.com Mobile from the iPhone App Store.

Photoshop.com Mobile is a free iPhone app that lets you crop, rotate, and flip; adjust color sats, exposure, and tint; change a color photo to B&W; and use special effects such as sketch. You can even apply a soft-focus to remove those incipient worry lines from your cameo shot.

Photoshop.com Mobile also provides a fun set of macros that let you apply styles such as vibrant, Andy Warhol “pop” tiling, rainbow, and other interesting effects. If you don’t like the changes, just click the undo button. When you finish, you can either save your enhancements to the iPhone or upload them directly to photoshop.com (registration and internet connection required).

Best of all–did I mention that it’s free?

http://mobile.photoshop.com/

Getting in touch

Want to build Flash Platform applications for mobile devices, phones, and touch pads? If you have access to a tablet running Windows 7 (like a an HP TouchSmart) or a MacBook with multi-touch trackpad, you can start building multi-touch applications NOW (mobile runtimes are coming soon!). You can build interactive, touch-sensitive applications for users who need to rotate, swipe, touch, tap, or otherwise interact with their devices by touching them. New ActionScript 3.0 API are available in Beta release for touch event handling and multi-touch gesturing. Gestures include interaction such as a multi-finger swipe across the screen, or two finger rotation, or pinch.

Get started here:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/multitouch_gestures.html

And view these great demos here:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air2/samples/

The ActionScript 3.0 Reference including the new API (start with the flash.ui.Multitouch class) is here:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/beta/reference/actionscript/3/frames.html?index.html&all-classes.html

Participate in our effort to publicize great demo apps and learn from the community of ActionScript developers by providing cookbook recipes here:
http://cookbooks.adobe.com/post_Responding_to_multi_touch_gesture_phases-16569.html

http://cookbooks.adobe.com/post_Using_a_related_object_when_responding_to_touch_ev-16570.html

Or make up one of your own and add it to the cookbook! When you do, come back to this blog and let us know and we’ll help publicize it.

When runtimes for testing these applications on phones and mobile devices are available, we’ll let you know right here in this blog.