Photoshop is the go-to app on the desktop for photo editors, web designs and many others, but because it's so powerful, you might expect that it would translate well to a tablet like the iPad. It seems that Adobe has taken their time and put together a thoughtful migration of the popular software that could prove to be one of the more useful and practical apps the iPad has seen yet.
Photoshop Touch brings many popular Photoshop editing tools to the iPad, such as the clone stamp, blur tool, effects, layers and more. The interface surrounds the image much like you'd find in the desktop version. If you've used Photoshop before, it'll look familiar but far less intimidating and perhaps a little more intuitive. But it's not the familiar aspects of the app that make Photoshop Touch an interesting addition to the iPad's offerings. What is especially exciting is the features that were designed specifically for the platform. Here are a few choice picks:
- Fill in an area of a layer with a photo you take with your iPad's camera using the Camera Fill feature.
- Select areas of an image by scribbling on them with the Scribble Select tool.
- Google Image Search is integrated into the app for easy image acquisition.
- Browse galleries for inspiration and follow step-by-step tutorials to learn how to achieve professional results.
- Print wirelessly via AirPrint, share via Facebook, and upload work to Adobe Creative Cloud.
As for downsides, images have a maximum resolution of 1600x1600 and the app only runs on the iPad 2 with iOS 5 or later. iPad 1 owners are unfortunately out of luck. For more information, check out Adobe's official page or download the app and try it out yourself.