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Adobe Debuts Photoshop For iPad—Which Can Hold Large Files Sans Lag—In Beta Mode
By Mikelle Leow, 15 May 2019
Image via Adobe Creative Cloud
When Photoshop for iPad was teased at Apple’s October 2018 event, members of the audience swooned. The file being experimented with was able to handle a 3GB file comprising 157 different 12,000 by 12,000-pixel layers—without slowing down.
At long last, users can test out the software in beta mode. Adobe has emailed invites to Creative Cloud customers asking them to sign up for the app’s beta version.
In the email, the company also describes that the app will mirror the desktop version of Photoshop—which means a full availability of desktop tools, a complete capacity for layers, and no resolution loss. In fact, Adobe touts that it’s “not Photoshop for the iPad, [but] Photoshop on the iPad.”
“Your PSDs are exactly the same, whether you’re working on your desktop or a mountain top,” it explains.
Another drawing point is that PSD files get uploaded directly into the cloud, so users won’t have to wait for them to import or export. Of course, they’ll also be able to quickly obtain the same projects in their other devices.
Back in October, Apple and Adobe teased that the app will be “reimagined for touch” since the iPad doesn’t have a physical keyboard. Features to look out for include a one-touch button that lets you switch between your most commonly used tools.
Creative Cloud subscribers who have received Adobe’s email will be invited to register their interest for the beta software in a Google Form.
In related news, you should probably update your Creative Cloud software pronto, as Adobe has announced that keeping older versions could result in legal issues.
[via iDownloadBlog, video via Adobe Photoshop, cover image via Adobe Creative Cloud]
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