May 3, 2011

Adobe has just updated Photoshop to version 12.0.4 this morning. It includes the promised support for Adobe’s new iPad apps designed to work with desktop Photoshop: Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava and Adobe Eazel. Said apps are in the process of begin added to the App Store and are not live yet on all regional App Stores. The release notes mention the following changes:

The 12.0.4 update enables specially designed apps on tablets, smartphones, and PCs to communicate with and control interaction with Photoshop CS5 (Located in the File menu: Remote Connections). Now you can be creative on other devices and instantly incorporate what you create into Photoshop. You must install the 12.0.4 update to activate a remote connection between Photoshop CS5 and any apps that Adobe or third-party developers create to interact with Photoshop. For example, Photoshop CS5 must be updated to 12.0.4 to interact with three new iPad apps that Adobe has designed to work with it – Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel. Available on the App Store.

Thanks to Justin for pointing this out! More info and app videos below the fold.
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May 2, 2011

From the Toys Section:

Today only, offers Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Mac, model no. 65089532, for $59.99. The $20 mail-in rebate drops it to $39.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with last month’s mention, the lowest total price we could find by $20, and within a buck of the best deal we’ve ever seen on this software. Photoshop Elements offers photo manipulation and organization. expand full story

April 11, 2011

Hot off the presses, new tidbits hit us following the launch of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and new iPad apps from Adobe, both announced this morning. TUAW reports that Adobe’s video training resources now support iOS-friendly streaming to iPhones, iPods and iPads. Creative pros can now learn new tricks as they commute on train, go for a lunch break and so forth.

It’s an interesting – and rather telling – departure from Adobe’s stubborn insistence on serving Flash-formatted content only to iOS users. Another tidbit comes from MacRumors which profiles Photoshop Remote, the first third-party iPad app built using the Photoshop Touch SDK. Check it out in action right after the break.
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March 31, 2011

Adobe’s Photoshop Express app for iPhone and iPad gets the job done for quick image edits on the go. It’s free and has a bunch of filters (more available via in-app purchase) and border presets, as well as color correction and image cropping tools. It looks crisp on the Retina Display, supports multitasking and enables seamless sharing and cloud integration via  Fans of the program will be happy to know that it’s about to get even better.
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January 24, 2011

Adobe has updated their Photoshop Express application for iOS to include support for the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 Retina Display in addition to support for iOS 4 quick-app-switching (multitasking). The new multitasking feature will work hand-in-hand with the new background uploading feature. This will let you upload your photos via the sharing option without actually having to stay in the application.

The update also promises a quicker experience with “faster photo captures” and “editing workflows.” The new Retina Display support will come in handy for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 users looking to have a crisper window for their photo-based creations. Also, the new update requires iOS 4.2 and is a universal binary for all iOS mobile devices.

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November 5, 2010

September 21, 2010

Adobe today updated its Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements for Mac and PC.  Adobe is touting ‘magic’ in this upgrade saying:

“The Photoshop brand has been creating groundbreaking imaging magic for 20 years, and Photoshop Elements has been making that magic accessible to mere mortals for nearly a decade. The Content Aware Fill technology introduced with Photoshop CS5 is one of our most exciting innovations ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to make it accessible to photo and video enthusiasts in this latest Elements release.”

Content Aware Fill is a pretty awesome technology.

Abobe is offering a $20 rebate on each bring the price down to $80 each or buy both together for $150-$30 rebate = $120.

For an additional $50 Adobe offers a plus package which gives users 20GB of online space to share their media.

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August 26, 2010

August 15, 2010

August 14, 2010

Numerous readers wrote in to let us know that Adobe’s Photoshop Express for iOS is literally complete garbage. The app constantly crashed on start up for many users and the app’s App Store comments are flooded with users experiencing the issues as well. Adobe was quick to act and an update that supposedly fixes the issues is now available. 


Photoshop Express is a universal iOS app that launched yesterday and is formally known as Mobile. The new application brings many new features including iPad support, but does not bring enhanced graphics for the iPhone 4s Retina display. Let us know in the comments if this update did anything for you. 

August 12, 2010

You may recall the Adobe Mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch and how it provided limited forms of Adobe’s editing tools. Today, the app has been rebranded as Adobe Photoshop Express and now supports the iPad. The app provides all the basic editing tools such as cropping, rotating, and color adjustments. 


The iPad version allows users to edit multiple photos simaltaniously in either portrait or landscape. The app is still free universally, and surprisingly does not support the iPhone 4s Retina Display. 

June 8, 2010

March 24, 2010

March 5, 2010

Adobe’s has mobile apps for both iPhone and Android. Each platform features a similar set of features.

However, in an interesting twist today, Adobe announced that other Android application developers would be allowed to call up the application to do photo editing inside their own applications.

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December 1, 2009

October 9, 2009, the online, Flash-based version of Photoshop has made its way to the iPhone.  Of course the iPhone version doesn’t use Flash and isn’t quite as robust as the desktop or web counterparts.  That being said, it does offer some nice touches including:

  • Basics: Crop, Rotate, and Flip
  • Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White
  • Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus
  • Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black and White

I’ve installed the application and it performs fairly well.  Strangely, it doesn’t appear that you can edit your online photos from the app.  You can edit photos in your library and upload them to your account but not the reverse.  Once it is uploaded, you’ll need to go to the Flash based to continue to edit.

Also, I would have like to have seen some Level/Auto-level options.  Otherwise, great product!

Get the iPhone app here (App Store link) free.  More info from Adobe and screenshots below. Mobile for iPhone: Edit and share from anywhere Mobile for iPhone lets you quickly and easily edit and share your photos with simple gestures directly on your iPhone. Mobile is like having your entire photo library in your pocket without wasting your phone’s valuable storage space. Mobile is your iPhone companion to, your online photo sharing, editing and hosting resource. Create a free account to upload and store 2GB of photos online.

It’s now easy to improve photos on your iPhone. Choose between a variety of one-touch Effects, or simply drag your finger across the screen to quickly crop, rotate, or adjust a photo’s color. Get artistic by applying Filters like Soft Focus or Sketch. Never fear. Mobile lets you undo and redo changes until you get just the picture you want, and we always save a copy of your original photo.

Top edit features
• Basics: Crop, Rotate, and Flip
• Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White
• Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus
• Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black and White

SHOW ON THE GO for iPhone gives you complete access to your entire online photo library directly from your account. Relive the memories and laughter with your friends and family anytime, anywhere. Show off all of your favorite photos with instant slideshows. It’s like keeping thousands of photos right in your pocket!




October 8, 2009

Adobe has this afternoon posted a video detailing some of the new features it is developing for Photoshop.

Hosted by the company’s Photoshop genius, Russell Brown, the video is available online now – the only catch is, it’s only presently accessible through Facebook. (Adobe should do the world a favour and shove it up on YouTube, we think).

The video shows a selection of features as demonstrated at Photoshop World. These include a new warp tool, Painter-style brushes – which aim to emulate the features found in Corel’s flagship Painter product, and much more.

A new Warping technology is also pretty interesting. Basically this means that by locking down certain parts of an image an image editor can alter other parts without altering the overall subject. The illustration shows what can be done with a man’s arms, which can be moved around the subject’s body….

While the company isn’t claiming these features will be found in future version, Photoshop CS5, or any future version, Adobe is presenting the video as a taste of what kind of work it is conducting inside its labs.

Meanwhile, it is interesting to reflect that the current iteration of Photoshop (CS4) is currently available at over $100 discount through Amazon, $586.49 rather than the $699 list price.

And if you’re a Photoshop user then we think it’s pretty possible you may be interested in today’s stunning deal for a Canon large format printer, also from Amazon – $499 rather than the c.$1,600 list price. We think it’s a great deal.

Via: British Journal of Photography.

September 24, 2008

 Adobe continues to insist Mac users won’t miss 64-bit support in its newly-introduced Adobe Photshop CS4 products.

The reason it’s lacking is because Apple ditched a section of underlying OS X code that Adobe used for the creation of 64-bit support, meaning the developer would have had to invest significant resources re-building its app.

But Bruce Bowman, product manager of Adobe Premiere Pro, says Mac CS4 users won’t miss 64-bit – “much”.

Adobe says running in 64-bit mode resulted in an 8 to 12 per cent speed advantage when running CPU-intensive operations, but the OpenGL support within the application should compensate for that. While 64-bit support is in development, Bowman wouldn’t say when it might debut.

March 27, 2008

OK, perhaps that is a bit of an overstatement.  But it is really cool.  I briefly reviewed Photoshop Express for Computerworld and came away reeling at the possibilities.  While we all knew this application was coming down the pipe, Adobe made great use of Flash and delivered a very polished product. 

Facebook(!!), Picasa and Photobucket direct access shows the amazing possibilities this web application has.  No doubt, more services will be coming soon.   If you can give Photoshop Express access to your blog images directory, you could do all of your image editing inline – without having to upload or download between edits.  How about Google documents or presentations?  Editing photos inside the web browser would make those services all the more valuable.  Oh, and move to another computer and your 2 GB library goes with you.

The downside?  Adobe and Apple aren’t getting along too well these days.  Normally, Apple and Adobe products play very well together.  However, since this is a Flash-based Web application it won’t work on the iPod Touch or iPhone.  Also, your iPhoto library isn’t browsable since Apple, for whatever reason, decided to put all of the original photos in a Package which isn’t accessible by the browser (needed for Photoshop Express).  If you want to access your iPhotos, you need to export them from iPhoto.  :( Lame

Hopefully someone is working on an iPhoto plugin at this very moment that allows uploading of photos to the Photoshop Express storage.  The other work round would be to upload your photos to Facebook, Picasa, or Photobucket using the current plugins and editing in Photoshop Express from there.

Have fun!




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One thing Adobe didn’t make clear in its recent flurry of product announcements is that its Lightroom for iPad and iPhone apps are now available for anyone to use, free of charge. Both apps have always been free to download, but were time-limited free trials unless you had a desktop license or Creative Cloud subscription – and as TNW noticed, that’s no longer the case.

“We’re seeing a lot of people come in first on Lightroom mobile, so now we’re allowing people to use it locally on their local assets, their local photos and videos on their phone and tablet for as long as they like,” Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s director of product management for digital imaging told TNW … 

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