Photoshop for the iPad coming soon, reportedly “rudimentary” and missing features

October 18, 2019

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Photoshop for iPad and iPad Pro is nearing ready for release as per a new report. However, it’s not exactly as good as the “real Photoshop” Adobe and Apple promised.

Bloomberg noted that beta testers weren’t exactly satisfied with what was being offered by the firm.

Participants have told Bloomberg News that some beta versions don’t include well-established features they expected to be part of the release. They complained about less advanced or missing features around core functionality like filters, the pen tool and custom paintbrush libraries, vector drawing, colour spaces, RAW editing, smart objects, layer styles and certain options for mask creation.

The report also noted that some testers critiqued it as “rudimentary”, resembling more a grown-up version of Adobe’s mobile apps and lacking the power from its ‘”full” desktop apps.

Photoshop may have brand name power, but iPad focused apps like Affinity Focus and Procreate perhaps demonstrate that experiences built exclusively for the iPad may be more competent than trying to downscale a desktop-style workflow to a touch focused device.We’ll see if Adobe manages to smooth out those kinks by the time it officially launches on the iPad.

Source: Bloomberg

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