Your Photoshop Touch Questions Answered!
A big thanks to our fans, followers and Photoshop and Photoshop Elements communities for making Photoshop Touch the #1 Paid Photo App in the iTunes App Store! We appreciate all the positive ratings and feedback we’ve received since launch.
Photoshop Touch in Spain
Russell decided to incorporate a collection of images of major landmarks and beautiful scenery in Barcelona for his work in the Adobe booth. He’s taking photos of show attendees against a green screen and then using Photoshop Touch on his iPad 2 to composite together fun “postcards” for folks who can’t escape the bustle of the show floor and wander about Barcelona. There are many ways you can leverage core Photoshop features in Photoshop Touch to magically add people to a scene or completely change a renowned work of art into a personalized masterpiece. Russell even had a little fun playing with images of The Mona Lisa. For more photos from the show, click here.
There’s a lot of excitement around tablet devices and creative apps at the show. Samsung invited 30 artists to use Photoshop Touch to create portraits of show attendees using the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – which comes loaded with Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas. Adobe Ideas is another touch app for designers to use vectors, layers, and color themes and then finish their creation in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Popular Photoshop Touch Questions
We hosted two LIVE demo sessions yesterday with the always creative and entertaining Julieanne Kost, senior Digital Imaging evangelist at Adobe. If you missed the opportunity to see this tour through Photoshop Touch, you can watch and listen to recordings of those sessions to view some of Julieanne’s artistry in action.
Among the positive comments, we’ve also seen a good amount of questions via our social channels about Photoshop Touch. Here are the answers, product manager Stephen Nielson has provided to some of the most frequently asked q’s.:
@maguay asked – Oh goodness. Photoshop Touch is only for the iPad 2? Come on, Adobe! My iPad 1 isn’t *that* old yet!
& David Sherjan asked – Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels?! This generally rules out editing for pro photographers
Stephen: It’s never our intent to alienate users, but the fact is the iPad 2 has some enhancements that optimize the Photoshop Touch experience. John Nack, principal product manager at Adobe, drafted a blog post that addresses these questions quite well, so I thought I would reference it here.
(Taken from John Nack’s Blog) Now, let me anticipate two questions which go hand in hand: Why does the app require an iPad 2, and why is the maximum image size 1600x1600px? The iPad 2 has twice the RAM, twice the processing cores, and ~5x the graphics grunt of the iPad 1. PS Touch brings some seriously powerful algorithms (e.g. Refine Edge) from the desktop to mobile, and we wanted to ensure a good match between hardware & image size. The app is geared more towards remixing photos & sharing them onscreen than towards print work; having said that, note that a 1600×1600 doc could be printed at 10.6×10.6″ at 150dpi.When we develop a new app we always have to make trade-offs in order to make sure what we’re delivering is optimized for performance and overall user experience.
@iToucanet – Will Photoshop Touch for iPad be supported with upgrades (for example the iPad 3’s retina display and processor support)?
Stephen: Some have been wondering what will happen when the next iPad (iPad 3) is announced. We’re eagerly awaiting whatever Apple & other companies currently have in development and rest assured, we can adjust these limits as the new hardware appears.
Is Photoshop Touch also available for Android?
Stephen: Yes, we first announced Photoshop Touch at the Adobe MAX conference and its first availability was for Android tablet devices. You can find Photoshop Touch for the same price (US $9.99) in the Android Market.
Marc Bourcier asks – When will it be available for the Playbook?
And others have also asked about Kindle Fire.
Stephen: We are currently focused on Android and iOS devices and don’t have any near-term plans for the Playbook and Kindle Fire. However, feel free to leave a suggestion or request via our forum.