Adobe's Photoshop Express is an app we haven't actually talked about in quite some time, but with the slew of more advanced image-editing applications making their way to Android (like Snapseed, for example), Adobe thought it was time to show the aging application some love.

Today's release brings version 2.0 to the market, and it's been completely redesigned from the ground up. Adobe has taken care to ensure the app is fully compatible with KitKat, as well as optimize it to be faster than ever. Aside from that, the company has also incorporated its latest rendering engine, which is making its way to Android for the first time ever. Cool stuff.

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Otherwise, they made it easier for new users to find the stuff they're looking for, while still keeping power users happy with fine-tuning options. Version 2 also integrates with Adobe's Revel, a one-stop shop for photo management and organization. So, if you use that, the new version of Photoshop Express should make life a little easier.

Naturally, Adobe is encouraging everyone to give the updated app a try. It's also asking for your thoughts, noting that they "listen very closely when you speak."

As always, Photoshop Express is a free download – hit the widget to grab it.

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  • reap

    App shuts down immediately on a device running ART

    • Ror

      Hence ART being experimental.

  • Rob Johnson

    Can it resize images? That's litterally all I want from an Android image editor.

    • Iacobus

      I know Photoshop Touch can as I use it. (Caveats: Can specify width and height in pixels only...but you can use an online pixels-to-inches (and vice versa) calculator if you're that desperate. The other caveat is PS Touch for phone will set you back $5 USD and the tablet version $10 USD.)

      • Ark S

        I also use PS Touch for resizing image on Android, although resampling quality is so so.

        It's acceptable, but for $10 app I expect something like desktop counterpart options (Nearest Neighbor, Bilinear, Bicubic, Bicubic Smoother, Bicubic Sharper).

    • kitu

      The app you want to have is PicSay Pro. It can do everything you cold want and works really really well. :)

    • Ark S

      Use Photoshop Touch, the price speaks for itself.
      PS Touch is paid app, while PS Express is free.

  • Scott Donahue

    Doesn't appear that... "Adobe has taken care to ensure the app is fully compatible with KitKat" or they must not have known about ART as it won't launch on my Nexus 5 which I use ART instead of Dalvik. "Unfortunately, Photoshop Express has stopped."

    • TheRealGN

      ART is still an experimental feature and you have to have the dev options turned on to even access it.

    • Mr. Mark

      You must not have known that ART is experimental and therefore, not supported -- by anyone.

      • Scott Donahue

        I know ART is experimental and actually 99% of apps that I use work just fine with ART. My point was to the statement of it being "fully compatible with KitKat". ART is a part of KitKat even if only a developer option.

        • Mr. Mark

          Anyone with half a brain would have the common sense to understand that that statement excludes experimental, unsupported features of KitKat that are designed for developers only. Use your head...

        • ff

          This is crazy.

          • rolo143

            This is madness.

          • Barbu Mateescu

            This is Spar... hell no.
            Can't wait for Android core to be taken out of the hands of the phone manufacturers. If 5.0 doesn't get modular and still forces you to buy a new phone to get to 5.1 or whatever, I think Apple will come back.

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