Adobe Photoshop Touch Comes To Android

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Adobe sent out a rather large press release yesterday evening complete with six new tablet apps to kick start Adobe Creative Cloud. Available soon as standalone apps, Adobe Touch Apps are essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud, a major new company initiative also announced today. Adobe Creative Cloud will become a worldwide hub for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, find essential creative services, and share their best work.  Files created via Adobe Touch Apps can be shared, viewed across devices or transferred into Adobe Creative Suite software for further refinement – key features of Adobe’s vision for the Creative Cloud. With stylus capabilities expected to become a key feature on some next generation tablets, Adobe Touch Apps are designed to work with both finger and stylus input.

We’re really excited about the launch of Adobe Photoshop Touch for the Android platform. It lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more — all from the convenience of your Android device. This app offers a range of selection and editing tools, along with processing effects for images up to 1600 x 1600 pixels. In addition, it also supports layers that are retained if you move to the desktop version of Photoshop. There is also close integration with Facebook and Google (including a color and copyright-aware search option) for finding images to edit.

 

What Are Adobe Up To?

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One thing’s for certain they are trying to keep ahead or at least within the game, check out this summary of announcements:

Adobe’s Creative Cloud – Adobe Creative Cloud is a major new initiative from Adobe, which redefines the content creation process taking advantage of the power of cloud technology. It is expected to become the focal point for creativity helping millions access desktop and tablet applications, essential creative services, and share their best work.
 
Adobe Touch Apps –  Redefining creative software, Adobe Touch Apps is a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, designed for tablets and Apple iPad that enable anyone to explore ideas and present their creativity anytime, anywhere.
 
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition – intended to bring tablet publishing to a broader audience,  Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition offers an affordable and flexible workflow for designers to publish a single-issue application for sale or distribution through the Apple App Store. Without writing a single line of code, designers can now use their existing skills to create an iPad application, saving on development costs and allowing them to maintain complete creative control.
 
Adobe Advances Entertainment Apps for TVs
Samsung, LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Adobe Flash based applications via Adobe AIR to connected televisions and digital home devices. Content partners are now able to take advantage of AIR to deliver console-quality gaming, premium video and sophisticated, data-driven applications across televisions, Blu-Ray players and set-top boxes.
 
Adobe Announces Agreement To Acquire Nitobi, Creator Of PhoneGap
Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Nitobi, the creator of PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build. As an open source development tool for building fast, easy, cross-platform mobile applications with HTML5 and JavaScript, PhoneGap will become an integral part of Adobe’s HTML5 tooling and Web standards strategy.    
 
Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit
Adobe has acquired Web font innovator, Typekit. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, Typekit’s vast font library gives designers and developers creative license to deliver beautiful type that enhances the Web experience.
 
Adobe and WoodWing Accelerate Publishing on Tablets With Adobe’s Industry-Leading Digital Publishing Suite
WoodWing Software will both integrate and resell Adobe Digital Publishing Suite – enabling publishers and businesses worldwide to successfully transition to digital publishing for tablet devices.
 

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