24 January 2018
Adobe is reportedly working on a full version of the photo-editing app Photoshop for Apple’s. Bloomberg’s report cites sources that claim Adobe is planning to announce the new app at its annual MAX conference this October and the app is scheduled to be launch sometime in 2019. The company’s Scott Belsky, chief product officer for Creative Cloud has reportedly confirmed the cross-platform edition of Photoshop, though the timeline of its release is unknown.
Reportedly, the iPad users will be able to edit their unfinished work on another device like the desktop PC.
The iPads already have many photo and imaging apps from Adobe but they aren’t working the same way they work on the company’s PCs and Macs.
Belsky has reportedly said that their customers, particularly in media and entertainment are increasingly working on tablets rather than the desktop computers, and have also “asked the company for the capability to make edits on the fly to their creative projects.”
While Adobe’s plan looks beneficial for the professionals and hobbyists, it may not surprise the regular iPad users. However, Adobe’s mission is reportedly also to capture the casual users. The new tools could offer mobile-friendly interfaces more familiar to these audiences.
The new full version of the Photoshop for the iPad will not necessarily be the replacement of the Photoshop, but will be offered alongside it, people familiar with the matter said.
This is obvious that a full version of Photoshop will give a tough competition to the mobile apps that were filling the void before, including, Pixelmator, Affinity and Enlight Photofox.