It’s happening: Adobe is finally bringing the real, full Photoshop to the iPad. The company was rumoured to be working on bringing the full version of Photoshop to the iPad earlier this year as part of a major shift in strategy.
At its MAX conference today, Adobe announced it’s working on the full version of Photoshop on the iPad. The company says the app has been redesigned for a modern touch experience while offering the “power and precision of its desktop” counterpart. With the new Photoshop app for iPad, users will be able to edit PSD files on their iPad and make use of all the familiar Photoshop features.
The app will be deeply integrated into Adobe’s Creative Cloud platform, allowing users to sync their files and edits on the fly with all their devices. Adobe is currently planning to release the new iPad app in 2019.
Adobe is also launching a new video editing app for YouTubers and social media users, dubbed Premier Rush CC. The company’s new video editing app offers a cross-platform experience for easy and intuitive video editing powered by Creative Cloud. It’s available on the desktop, as well as the iPad, iPhone, and Android.
Photoshop for iPad is going to mark the beginning for a major change in Adobe’s strategy. The company is expected to introduce a modern version of Illustrator on the iPad as well, and the Photoshop release could follow the release of its other Creative Cloud apps as well. The modern apps are expected to eventually replace the desktop versions, though that will likely take years to happen.