September 12, 2007
Photoshop comes to the iPhone (!?)
Hmm, let’s see: start with one high-res newfangled multi-touch display; add a powerful graphics processor; and throw in built-in telephony. The result: handheld iPhonetoshop?
Er, maybe not yet, but Scott Kelby & co. had fun making a 2-minute spoof that played during the keynote address at Photoshop World. You can see the very funny results in Terry White’s latest Creative Suite Podcast (direct link to video; “Photoshop CS3 for iPhone” starts at 3:10). [Update: Here's just the spoof itself--easier to see and hear, though you can't hear the crowd reaction.] And hey, maybe OnStar-style Photoshop support (“Would you like me to unlock that background layer for you?”) could have some legs. :-)
Other demos captured in the podcast include the Flash/Flex-powered Photoshop Express (starting around 16:10), 3D hook-ups from Daz3D (23:45) and Strata (29:10), as well as an example of Photoshop Extended turning flat medical imaging data into a translucent floating 3D skull (37:40).
PS–If the Flash Player ran on the iPhone, might we see Photoshop Express running there as well? Hmm–it’s an interesting prospect, anyway.