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Sunday, February 26, 2012, 08:47 am PT (11:47 am ET)

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad expected to hit App Store Monday for $9.99

Adobe's new Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 was briefly and accidentally made available on the App Store this weekend, but the software is expected to officially launch for $9.99 on Monday.

The software was briefly available for purchase on the App Store before it was pulled, but it is expected to have an official, formal launch on Monday. Adobe Photoshop Touch will not be compatible with Apple's first-generation iPad, leaving access to only iPad 2 owners.

The full list of featured advertised for Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad is:
  • Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
  • Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
  • Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease.
  • Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
  • Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.

Photoshop 1

  • Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
  • Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
  • Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
  • Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels

Photoshop 2


Before it was pulled from the App Store, developer Steve Troughton-Smith downloaded the application and offered his hands-on impressions on Twitter. He noted that Photoshop is written through Adobe's AIR programming language, explaining why it requires more processing power from the iPad 2.

"Photoshop Touch is not a bad app at all," he wrote. "It's rather good. Can't help to think it could have been so much better without AIR."

Last May, Adobe debuted a trio of Photoshop companion applications that allow users to control the desktop version of the photo editing software on their iPad. But Photoshop Touch, which launched on Android tablets late last year, is a separate application from the desktop version.