Updated: It appears as if someone pulled the trigger on this release too soon, as it was originally intended to be released tomorrow at midnight. Adobe has now removed the app from the App Store and it should show up again Monday morning.
Nearly a year after showing off a demo of the App, Adobe has finally released Photoshop Touch for the iPad. According to 9to5Mac, it’s presently available in the Australia and New Zealand app stores, and should hit the US version sometime in the next few hours with a $9.99 price tag.
Of course, for those of you who might own a Android tablet, this is old news. Photoshop Touch has been available on Android for quite some time. It has always struck me as strange that Adobe would release on Android first, given Apple’s dominance in the design sphere, but fact is fact.
“People will be amazed with what they can create on the iPad using Photoshop Touch,” said David Wadhwani of Adobe. “Photoshop Touch combines the magic of Photoshop and its core features with the convenience of a tablet, bringing image-editing power to the fingertips of millions of people.”
Photoshop Touch gives users the ability to combine multiple photos into layered images, make essential edits and apply professional effects to create beautiful artwork, touch up photos, paint, lay out ideas, and much more. The Scribble Selection Tool allows users to easily extract objects in an image by simply scribbling on what to keep and, then, what to remove. With Refine Edge technology from Photoshop, even hard-to-select areas with soft edges are easily captured when making selections. Photoshop Touch helps users quickly find images and share creations through integration with Facebook and Google Image Search
The company released a total of 6 tablet apps only a few months ago, including Photoshop Touch, but they were all for Android only. Now, at least for some of the apps, iOS owners get some love too.
Photoshop Touch, via the App Store