Adobe's Photoshop Express app has rocked Android for longer than many of us have, so earlier this year it underwent a makeover for the big 2.0. The new app is zippy, attractive, and designed from the ground up for KitKat. Now Adobe is rolling out 2.1, and the most notable changes are two new in-app purchases. These two packs, already available in the iOS and Windows 8 versions of the app, are the Premium Looks pack for $3 and the Noise Reduction pack for $5.


The Premium Looks pack bundles up twenty new filters to jazz up those photos with. They're not particularly better than the many filters the app already contains out of the box. $3 just gets you more of them.

Premium Looks pack:

  • 60sTVGrab
  • Bright
  • Cinematic
  • Classic
  • Colorful
  • VignetteGlow
  • Grain
  • HiContrast
  • Infrared
  • Orange
  • Orton
  • Pinhole
  • Sepiall
  • Sepialll
  • The Blues
  • Twilight
  • VignetteBlue
  • Vintagell
  • WarmVintage
  • WhiteMist

The Noise Reduction option simply removes unwanted fuzziness from your images, particularly night photos. Yes, it's the kind of functionality you would usually expect for free. That's pretty bold, Adobe.

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  • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

    Man rolling in the money with a 45 play balance! I could buy everything on my wishlist with that.

  • Grayson

    Wow, $5 for noise reduction? The only way that makes sense is if it's some extremely sophisticated, high quality noise reduction on par with what you find in Photoshop CC on the desktop, and has a lot of options to tweak, but in the past, the Photoshop Express app has been a joke compared to the real version of Photoshop, so I don't have faith in this being worth $5.

    • RTWright

      You know, you are comparing apples to oranges, especially in the price point. The real Photoshop costs you tons more than this ever will. I've refused to buy into their CC series of crap anyway. But this is $5, not $300, not $600, not $1000 which on a yearly basis with Adobe is a typical price point. $5 is not a bad price if it does a halfway decent job. Doesn't have to be as good as a multi-hundred dollar program.

      • TheUndertaker21

        Talking about Prices, I have Photoshop CC installed on my laptop for ONLY 15$. ain't no body got money for dat high price!

        • RTWright

          First, you left off a very important part of that, that's $15 a month, for 12 months, then if you add Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.... See where I'm going with this? I'm a profession graphics artist and designer. I know exactly how much Adobe charges for that line of crap. I'll stick with CS6 thanks, screw the cloud!

          • TheUndertaker21

            you got me wrong, you may not believe this, but I have all adobe CC products for 15$, it's not 15$ a month, it's just ONE TIME 15$, it's something that's illegal in US. UK, EU, but not in my country :)

          • kekkojoker90

            explain the tip...

          • http://www.facebook.com/morrissex Javier Cárdenas

            Yeah, I'm curious as well.

      • Grayson

        This is not $5 for the whole app though. This is $5 for that one feature. What if they start charging $5 for every feature added from here on out? The full desktop version of Photoshop CS6 is $700. How many different features do you think it has? 100? 200? 1000? If you divide $700 by the number of features it has, I bet it's less than, or at least in the same ballpark as, $5 per feature.

  • David M Whittley

    Unfortunately the app still compresses images to about 2½mb (adding noise and jpeg artifacts ) so a noise reducing feature is quite pointless.

  • polka

    Image Resize & Resample pack please. Bicubic Sharper, Bicubic Smoother. Pack them in $5 and I'll grab immediately.

  • Jephri

    Here you go. Cheaper noise reduction.

  • djukic

    Fuck Adobe, greedy bastards

  • Richard Markert

    You know, I bought Adobe Photoshop for Tablets, then they released it for phones. They won't make the Tablet version run on phones, and I'd have to purchase it over again if I wanted to use my stylus to edit photos. No thank you, Adobe, I'm not giving you any more money, ever again.

  • anand

    Can i get premium looks for free