About a year ago, a few members of the Photoshop team and some really talented folks in our Beijing office embarked on a mission to turn a prototype into a shipping project. The team quickly grew and together we raced to deliver Photoshop Mix 1.0 alongside all of the new desktop applications at our June launch event in New York. Photoshop Mix – a free iPad application focused on selective edits, basic compositing and a little bit of Photoshop magic – has since enjoyed a tremendous number of downloads…thank you! In the race to launch, we left a few things undone, but with a tremendous effort from our team and a LOT of input from our users (again, thank you!) today we’re proud to announce Photoshop Mix 1.1.
1.1 might sound like a minor update, but it satisfies the majority of feedback we’ve heard from in-app feedback, research and reviews. Of course, the Mix team couldn’t help but sprinkle in a few things above and beyond.
Here’s what’s new:
In Mix 1.0, you committed or canceled by task; now in Mix 1.1 you can apply multiple undos or redos within a task.
Mix has amazing power when it comes to creating simple composites, but if you had the wrong image in the foreground or background in 1.0, you needed to start over. No longer. 1.1 introduces image swapping; you can simply select the thumbnail of the image you want to re-order and drag it backwards or forwards.
Mix can now open larger files, even panoramic images.
Mix takes full advantage of the GPU and is very fast on recent iPads, but we’ve tuned it for even better performance in 1.1, especially when it comes to loading a project and live previews.
Mix 1.0 saved full resolution files to Creative Cloud, but down-sampled files to your local camera roll; Mix 1.1 now saves full resolution files locally.
Mix 1.0 supported opening files from Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile and Facebook…for 1.1 we’ve extended support to include Dropbox.
Mix now supports opening PNG files and saving PNG files when the image has a mask or transparent area.
Photoshop Express integration
Photoshop Express is an extremely popular mobile image editing application; it can do things which Mix cannot and Mix can do things which Express cannot. Now they can trade files seamlessly via the Open With functionality. Express opens masked Mix files as transparent images.
Mix 1.1 introduces support for Italian, Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
As you can see, the Photoshop Mix team is passionate about responding to your feedback and expanding the capabilities of the app. Please download 1.1 and let us know what you think in the comments, the iTunes store or the in-app feedback mechanism.
-Bryan O’Neil Hughes
Principal Product Manager, Digital Imaging