Photoshop Touch may be a long way from coming anywhere near the capabilities of its desktop alternative, but Adobe is closing the gap bit by bit. The 1.3 update issued today adds a handful of new features, the most important of which is support for images up to 12 megapixels in density. Even that won't be enough to keep up with current mid-range DSLRs, but it should let designers play with the photos taken from any Android tablets in the near future. Unfortunately, the $9.99 app is still exclusively formatted for and restricted to tablets - something that Galaxy Note owners are surely a little miffed at.

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Other improvements beyond basic bug fixes and performance enhancements are focused on the touch interface. A toggle gesture that switches between a pixel-perfect view and a zoomed mode is complemented by "pixel nudging mode", a precision tool somewhat akin to the Pixel Grid on the desktop version. Adobe has also added Shred and Colorize effects, as well as Russian, Brazilian and Portuguese language options. All in all it's not enough to convince new buyers to pick up the expensive app, but the extra options should make current users happy.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

    i wish this was available for phones with a phone friendly UI... the photo editing world in android has a very limited supply of good apps.

    • New_Guy

      I have to use 5 differnt apps to get the pictures to loo the way I'd like. considering buying this one to see if it can help me consolidate :)...

      • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

        ya it works pretty good, not as friendly as a user interface as i would like so i dont use it as much. but im right there with you... i use at least 3 apps to edit most images.

        • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

          as a photographer, its one of the main reasons ill probably be getting an ipad and not an Android tablet.

          • Ionut Costica

            @New_Guy:disqus and @yamaha83:disqus : can you tell me what apps you usually use?

          • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

            i go between a few... here are my top pics

            1. AfterFocus - can add camera like blurs to make it look more like an image from a DSLR

            2. PicsPlay Pro. love the ability to adjust curves on all color chanels for color toning and contrast.

            3. Awesome Miniature Pro - more blur effects.

            4. little photo plugin - tons of filters with the ability to stack and adjust the opacity

            5. Pixlr-o-matic - tons of filters, they have a black and white one that i love.

            6. Retouch free - remove distracting elements / blemishes.

            7. pix - more filters with stacking.

  • http://danielmilner.com Daniel

    Still not available on the Nexus 7...

  • http://twitter.com/sprytezero Spryte

    It is compatible with my RAZR but not with the N7...strange...

    • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

      its compatible with you RAZR? hacked market? it should only work for tablets.

      • http://twitter.com/sprytezero Spryte

        I don't think it's supported, as I have two RAZRs in the install list, and only one of them shows up as compatible. Probably a remnant of a build.prop hack I did once.

  • pepillo

    Not compatible with N7... I am willing to pay what it costs, but unfortunately the only way to get it working is piracy...

    • Racer Of All

      I activated a friends 10" tablet on my account really quickly, bought the app and side loaded the APK on the N7. It works surprisingly well, I don't know why they limit it to 10" tablets.

  • ari_free

    Well, you wanted more Android tablet apps...

    • New_Guy

      Good point. Thinking about getting it myself

  • aatifsumar

    Can it work on RAW .NEF files?

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  • Eric G

    Not for all tablets. Note 10.1 owners, or at least I, are stuck with version 1.2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.portwood Robin Portwood

    I have this working on Galaxy S3.