Monday, November 4, 2019

You can now get Adobe Photoshop on your iPad, for free (trial)

Finally, the long-awaited iPad app is ready.



It's official, Adobe has released Photoshop for iPad and it is scheduled to release today. Last year Adobe hinted at the release of the official version of Adobe Photoshop app on the iPad during an event (Adobe Max). 

The main aim is to "Take your creativity to new places with the Photoshop on iPad". This means that your saves on the iPad will be available across all devices that have Photoshop installed with Adobe CC (Creative Cloud ) subscription obviously including PC (Windows), macOS and not the iPhone but iPhone users still can use the Adobe Photoshop Express app for now.

Unlike the Adobe Express app, the Photoshop for iPad comes with a full-fledged support for the PSD files. Thanks to the Adobe Creative Cloud, large PSD files saved on the desktop versions will be readily available on the iPad to further edit, reuse or share on other apps.

Appearance-wise, the new Photoshop on iPad has no distinctive features from the Desktop version but has only been "redefined for iPad" with support for both the 1st and 2nd-gen Apple Pencil. This makes selecting, painting, layer adjusting and all other features present in the current build to highly improve your photos easier to accomplish.  

Some might say the new app lacks many features, though there's some bit of truth in it, I think for a typical first release,  this a very good job because a lot can be achieved with the current tools as they are very important. Also, Adobe acknowledges this fact and also stipulated that more features and tools will be added in future updates. You could also send your recommendations straight from the iPad app.

The first version of the app is currently live on the App Store (as at the time of writing) and comes with a 30-day free trial but a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud will be required after the trial period in order to use the app. The pricing was not so clear on the site but a huge discount will be offered if you subscribe as a student like Apple does with Apple Music.

The Adobe Photoshop now available live on the App Store for iPads running on at least iPad OS 13.1 if you're not running that, first check if your device supports it; if it does, here's how to update to the latest iPadOS.

Source: Adobe

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