Adobe Photoshop is coming to the iPad
With plans to release it in 2019 🎨
Posted on July 13, 2018 6:58 PM.
BloombergMark Gurman and Nico Grant
Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.’s iPad, as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.
The new update is planned to be announced in October at Adobe's annual creative conference, MAX. As for the release, you'll be able to get it sometime in 2019.
BloombergMark Gurman and Nico Grant
“My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible,” Belsky said in an interview. “There’s a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad. We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era.”
The VergeVlad Savov
Adobe already offers a multiplicity of photo and imaging apps for iOS, including a simplified Photoshop Express. None of these mobile versions have quite lived up to the level of quality and flexibility of the company’s PC and Mac apps, which has left room for mobile-focused competitors like Affinity Photo to garner a share of the market.
EngadgetDaniel Cooper
One stumbling block is likely to be the numerous architectures and systems that underpin Adobe's key pieces of its Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator may need ground-up re-writes to both work better with each other and multiple devices in the future. When completed, however, people who pay for Creative Cloud will be able to seamlessly switch between devices -- including iPads -- when working on projects.
With the recent launch of the iPad Pro, in an effort to get iPad sales back up and introduce an alternative to laptop (or desktop) computing, Adobe Photoshop should help position the devices to be a viable alternative to current computing methods. Bad news for apps like Affinity, who just launched their own Photoshop-like apps.

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