Adobe’s photo and image editing apps have always been available on mobile devices, although they are usually slightly different compared to their desktop counterparts, where they usually offer up the very basic features for light editing on the go. However that will change in 2019 as Adobe will be launching the “real” Photoshop experience on the iPad.
According to Adobe, this particular version of Photoshop is said to be the same as its desktop counterpart, except that its interface has been redesigned for mobile. “Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop’s industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel.”
There have been some reviews in the past of Adobe’s mobile editing platforms, such as Lightroom, where some reviews have praised the app for its speed and performance which is much better compared to the desktop version. It’s hard to tell if this version of Photoshop will be just as fast, but given that the app is only due for a launch next year we imagine that there is still some work left to be done.
There was also no mention of pricing where it is unclear if Adobe plans on selling the app via a one-off purchase, or if it might require a Creative Cloud subscription which is more or less how they are selling their software these days, and if customers who are already subscribed will get a copy of the mobile version at no extra charge.