Adobe has finally brought its Photoshop Touch app to iPhone, iPod touch and Android phones. Photoshop Touch has been available for iPad and Android tablets since early last year.
The iPhone and Android apps come with a feature-set that's almost identical to the tablets apps. The UI, of course, is optimised for the smaller screen of mobile phones.
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone and Android phones includes core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters. Also included are touch-optimised features like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using just the finger, and Camera Fill for real-time blending of your camera feed with layers. This app features the same filters as the tablet version, like Colour Drops and Acrylic Paint, and also a new Ripple filter.
Photoshop Touch comes with support for Adobe Creative Cloud, which means you can start a project on the phone, continue it on the tablet or your desktop/ laptop running Adobe CS6. This capability is available to every customer with a free Creative Cloud account.
However, like the tablet the app, it still does not include support for Dropbox or opening files via email, which is sure to disappoint many users.
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad (Rs. 550 on the App Store) last received an update in December last year. The update improved the Gallery browsing experience. Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android tablets (Rs. 550 approximately on Google Play) was last updated on 28 November 2012. The update included an interface optimised for 7-inch tablets, improved grid layout, two new effects, smoother brush strokes, quick access to last 5 colours, sharing options and various bug fixes.