Adobe Photoshop Touch heading to tablets

A much-highlighted problem between a laptop and a tablet is the latter's inability to be as productive as the former. It entertains, but it lacks the tools for working or updating blogs and websites for example. That theory will be severely tested when Adobe Photoshop Touch lands.

Yes, you've guessed it, Photoshop for your touch-screen device. According to Crave, Adobe announced its arrival at its MAX 2011 technology conference, confirming it should be on the shelves from next month for Android devices. iPad users will have to wait a little longer: 'Look for an announcement from Adobe in early 2012 about Touch App availability for the iPad,' is the official word from Adobe. Launching for the iPad 3? Sounds about right. No word on pricing for either tablet and to be honest, we wouldn't even guess on it.

When it does land, it will be part of a range of products from Adobe for tablets, which also includes Collage, a program that creates mood boards from images, drawings and text, Debut for creating design presentations, Ideas, which is a drawing tool (and already available on the iPad), plus Kuler, which is a colour theme generator and Proto, a wireframe program for creating websites and apps. The company also announced the Adobe Creative Cloud, which will let you transfer documents from your tablet to your desktop, and vice versa. All fairly niche compared to the headline act.

As far as we know, Photoshop Touch will be more or less the full version, the Elements version at least. But rather than laboriously clicking icons, you will be able to create new works and edit your images and photographs with a swipe and a pinch on the go. With the Creative Cloud, it should be posssible to work between platforms too, great if you have a tight deadline.

More on this when we have it, especially on that price. We're hoping for £3.99, but expecting much, much more.

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