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Adobe has launched the much-expected Photoshop Touch for the iPad 2. After releasing it by mistake a few days prior to the official launch, Adobe commenced to pull the app hastily off the App Store, only to release it again a few days later.
Photoshop Touch is the first in a series of 6 apps called Adobe Touch Apps, which have already been released for Android last year. The remaining apps, Adobe Debut – A presentation app for Adobe-created designs; Adobe Proto – An interactive wireframing and a prototype app; Adobe Collage – A creative app for combining images, drawing and text to whole concepts; Adobe Kuler – A color theme creator and explorer and Adobe Ideas – A vector drawing app, are all planned for later this year.
Photoshop Touch can only be installed on the iPad 2, and requires iOS 5. Don’t expect Photoshop Touch to be a carbon copy of what you already know of Photoshop; rather, it combines some well-knows features you can expect such as layers, image editing, painting, refining, etc. with features that have been optimized to make use of the iPad’s touch interface, and even the iPad’s camera. The app also integrates with Google images and Facebook, for quick social sharing of your creations.
Watch this video for a quick overview of Photoshop Touch’s special tablet features.
Photoshop Touch is available from the App Store for $9.99. Do you plan to give it a try, or is this the sort of thing that’s meant to be done only on a regular computer?