Adobe’s Photoshop App Now Available for Android

Adobe is bringing its editing software, Photoshop Touch, to Android tablets running on Google's operating system.

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics-editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems Incorporated that provides image and design tools.

“It’s not the full Photoshop, but does include a wide range of editing tools more typically found on desktop programs,” said Anna Fried of The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D blog.

Professional artists and other frequent Photoshop users can now edit photographs and take advantage of the other Adobe features to accompany their tablets.

Adobe will be offering its Photoshop Touch application and six other applications for the Android tablet at $10 a piece.

“Also announced for Android tabs by Adobe today is Adobe Ideas, which is a vector-based drawing tool built to give users full mobile compatibility with its popular Adobe Illustrator image design format,” said technology website Gizmodo. “And there are four more - CSS layout tool Adobe Proto, image viewer for creative’s Adobe Debut, pretentious ‘moodboard’ tool Collage and color theme creator Adobe Kuler.”

Although it is a great leap forward, Adobe has come up short with offering services like its Flash plug-in application that would allow users to view videos and listen to music available on websites through the Android tablet.

That is not the only shortfall so far for Adobe. The software company has had difficulty offering its products to other tablets.

“I see that the iOS versions of these apps aren't ready yet, why on earth would Adobe prioritize Android tablets ahead of iPad?” said user Ex-Googler on Gizmodo. “Do they know something about wringing no-ad app revenue out of Android that no one else knows about? Is Google paying them for this?”

 “Although the company is clearly toying with different ways to extend creativity from computers to phones and tablets, its strategy is somewhat disjointed,” said user Fried on Gizmodo.

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