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Photoshop Touch just made the jump from tablet only to iPhone and Android smartphones.  Many have been anxious for this day (almost a year since the tablet version shipped). Photoshop Touch is now available for $4.99 USD (compared to $9.99 USD for the tablet).


  • Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher


  • iOS 5 or higher
  • iPhone 4S or higher
  • iPod Touch (5th Generation or later)

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Photoshop features. Mobile Convenience.

  • Core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selection tools, adjustments and filters
  • Exclusive Scribble Select for high-precision, even using a finger
  • Work on high-resolution images while maintaining highest quality. Supports images up to 12 megapixels with 3 layers.

Powerful effects for endless creativity

  • Exclusive Camera fill for live blending of layers, selections, and blend modes using your device’s camera
  • Create something other-worldly with paint strokes, unique filters like Color Drops, and special effects like Lens Flare
  • Share images to Facebook, Twitter or via email

Creative Cloud connection

  • Automatically sync projects between phone, tablet, and computer using free access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Start a project on a smartphone and continue on a tablet
  • Free Creative Cloud account includes 2GB of storage

My Take

It looks like Adobe is all in on the mobile side.  The tool is impressive with the ability to make selections, use layers, and even export layered files for use in Photoshop.  The app doesn’t differ significantly from the tablet version, but the jump to both iPhone and Android smartphones just grew the audience in a major way.

The only drawback is that the existing customers using it on a tablet need to but the app again (but it’s $5… so stop yelling).

The 2GB of cloud storage to back up images is a steal…

Android users get it here

iPhone users get it here

Read the FAQ here

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Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  1. Photoshop Touch was originally released for Android in 2011 – iPad got it much later!

    DPR review wrote about it in Dec, 12.

  2. I remember Photoshop had iPhone app before, but it’s a very simple version. I was disappointed and have been waiting for the real app since then. It’s really exciting I can try this new app now! I found out that an increasing number of photographers/artists tends to shoot with their iPhones. What do you think about the future of this trend? Thank you.

    Kangkang Huang
    Tulane Student


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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.


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