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Always up for a crazy challenge, Russell Brown teamed up with the folks at Ansca Mobile to bring Photoshop 1.0.7 (released Feb. 19, 1990) to an iPhone in 2010!
Very cool. It really brings me back. I feel like I’m am old-timer with all this since I remember using this Photoshop before it had layers and can probably tell you how to apply a shadow using Channel operations (or chops) in six easy steps. And I had to do it all uphill, both ways! Kids these days don’t know how easy they have it with their fancy Layers and all.
If it could be 1.0.4, I think that was the version I first used! I’d pay 99c for the memories :)
while this is a fun project (and an impressive one at that) it clearly shows why you shouldn’t put a desktop ui on a mobile phone. apple was right in creating an entirely different ui for the iphone.
microsoft finally got the message as well but they botched every version of windows mobile prior to version 7 this way.
Superb! To be honest…I thought this was a wind up…in fact, I’m still not convinced.
Still, very cool…lol
Read about how we made the 20th Anniversary Photoshop 1.0 app at http://bit.ly/blDerU
And I agree with Ron. When I was watching the video I thought it seems easier to use on a Mac Classic than an iPhone!
I though the 1.0.7 did something more than applying levels :)
Jokes apart, that video shows how badly the iPhone needs a stylus. I can’t think how hard it should be to perform any slightly detailed correction in an image using just my fingers.
BTW, I just had to say: Happy Birthday Photoshop!! :D
It needs a stylus so you can use photoshop? I think you’ll find that was never an intended function.
Seriously? There are many photoediting apps for the iPhone (including PhotoShop for iPhone!). You don’t need a stylus, you just need an app UI designed for a touch interface.
I’ve never wanted for a stylus when using an iPhone.
A stylus is an absolutely terrible idea, though you can buy one from a third party to use with your iPhone if you really want to….
Eduardo — you’re right, but our trick in the app is to use large invisible hit areas combined with restacking the display list so the item with focus pops to the top (see the explanatory diagram about halfway down this page: http://bit.ly/b3pwQc ).
It actually works surprisingly well, considering that the UI design is basically governed by nostalgia.
I think it’s fun it’s the iPhone even if you are not a nostalgic
I have one of the cards with the 20th Anniversary edition of 1.07 for the iPhone but the instructions could be improved (read: there aren’t any). What exactly are you supposed to do with it to get it installed on an iPhone? On windows it doesn’t recognize the drive and on a Mac it show it as 1.87GB and no files on it?
This is really cool! I’ll have to try this out and get Photoshop onto my iPhone. It would make editing photos on the fly so easy
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