In a hugely significant step, Adobe have released a mobile version of Photoshop for the Android platform. Photoshop for Android represents a real vote of confidence in the Android platform, as Adobe is huge and Photoshop is its crown jewels.
You’re probably thinking that it can’t be all of Photoshop squeezed onto an Android phone, though. And yes, you’d be right, but as the video shows, it’s a slick app all the same.
See the video and more details after the jump.
The video of Photoshop for Android is below. It’s very comprehensive, though, so ends up being overly long, but it does walk you through pretty much everything the app can do.
In particular, Photoshop for Android will let you do the following:
- Crop, straighten, rotate and flip your photo
- Use image and colour correction filters, such as saturation, tint, and exposure, on it
- Add effects, such as soft focus
- Alter the colour of the photo (accentuating the photo’s blue, for example)
- Upload your pics to Photoshop.com
- Share them with your friends
What’s really neat is the way the app uses the Android user interface to its best effect. When changing colour tones, for example, you simply select the effect and then slide your finger over the screen to change the values you’re modifying.
Equally, the multitasking power of Android comes into its own, letting you upload one picture while editing another simultaneously – something the iPhone still can’t do.
Annoyingly, Adobe’s Photoshop for Android app can’t be found by my G1 in the UK, and the guys from Se-nse.net have had similar problems, so it may be only for the US at the moment.
It should be worth the wait, though, as the video below shows it to be one fine looking app!
You can download it yourself here (click the link on your Android phone and you’ll be taken straight to the App market).