For Apple, Adobe launching a full version of Photoshop on the iPad is a huge breakthrough.
Adobe Creative Cloud CPO Scott Belsky confirmed the development of a cross-platform Photoshop (and other Creative Cloud apps) to Bloomberg without providing a timeframe, saying: "My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible". That's what a new report has revealed, stating that the move is part of Adobe's new strategy to make its full software compatible across multiple devices (and to further increase its booming subscription sales). For Adobe, having a full-featured Photoshop on the tablet is expected to satisfy hobbyists and more casual users of the software while still meeting the needs of professionals who need to perform tasks away from their work stations.
But those programs only harness small parts of Photoshop CC's full power when used on a PC. It is being reported that the company will announce the product during its Adobe MAX Creativity Conference that will take place in October. If you've attempted to replace your primary computer with an iPad or iPad Pro, the answer to that question has been "no" until now. "We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era". With tablets beginning to overtake laptops as the tools of choice for many creators, Adobe decided that it was time to dedicate more resources to the iPad, and the new app will allow users to continue editing the same project between devices.
The firm won't completely replace the existing Photoshop app on the desktop with the "modern" version.
As someone who treats Photoshop like a third limb, I'm keenly interested in just what "full" means in this case.