Finally, Adobe Photoshop Launched on iPads With Full PSD Support and Layers
Adobe has successfully launched its iconic image manipulation software, Photoshop, on Apple iPads. The development section comes almost one and a half years after the company originally announced plans to bring the software to Apple’s tablet platform. The app is the full-fledged Photoshop software that brings much of the same features that users have gotten used to on their PCs and Macs, including the Quick Selection tool, Lasso tool and advanced selection options such as feathering.
The app is already available for download from the App Store, bringing what many consider to be the world’s best imaging and graphic design software. It comes with a 30-day free trial, following which, users will have to pay a monthly subscription charge of $9.99 in the US. While the first version only focuses on retouching tools and core compositing, “we’re looking at enhancing our tools used for brushes, masks, refining edges, and selecting smart subjects” Adobe says.
As per the listing, the Adobe Photoshop app will be compatible with the following iPads running iPads OS / iOS 13.1 or higher.
- iPad 5th Generation
- iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, and Cellular)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch) and 2nd generation
- iPad Mini 4
It will also be compatible with both generations of the Apple Pencil.
Do note that the full-fledged app will still not be fully compatible with iPhones, which is why Adobe advises users to download the lightweight Photoshop Express on Apple’s Smartphones. However, that lacks many of the features that are an absolute must for pro users, including full PSD support, layer editing tools, and brushes.