Adobe's new Photoshop Camera app puts AI-powered filters on your phone

Tuesday, 05 Nov, 2019

Adobe Photoshop for iPad has officially arrived on the App Store before its formal launch at the Adobe 2019 Max Conference that starts in Los Angeles on Monday. That update includes support for PSD files and Adobe Aero. Adobe Illustrator on iPad will be available in 2020. The app is designed for painting and drawing and comes with new Live Brushes, which give real-life watercolour, oil painting effects. At the heart of the app is Adobe's Sensei technology that deploys artificial intelligence to automatically enhance photo quality. As Cult of Mac found from a deep dive (Photoshop isn't our main area of expertise, as you may have noticed), a whole bunch of things like different colour modes, effects and smart filters are now missing in action, though. This is the much better deal, although you'll only get a seven-day free trial, so if you're not entirely convinced that you want Photoshop for iPad, you're better off taking the one-month trial via in-app purchase, and then cancelling and switching to the Photography Plan should you decide to keep paying for it. In other words, the iPad version doesn't quite yet support everything available on the desktop version.

Photos created with Photoshop Camera can be easily shared to social media directly inside the app. The company says the app has been redesigned for a touch-based app experience.

Adobe's ambitions around augmented reality (AR) are no secret - there's plenty of potential for building the right design tools for AR developers, after all. It integrates the Substance suite into the Adobe family of products. All the updates are now available globally to all existing and new Creative Cloud subscribers. The Lightroom desktop app will show in-app tutorials for beginners to learn how to edit photos. While its UI/UX is similar to the desktop version of the app, it is not exactly a full-fledged app.

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Users will be able to share their creations with friends through iMessage, according to a report from The Verge. After Effects received a bump in performance for smoother playback of cached previews, faster Multichannel EXR files and a faster Content-Aware Fill using lower memory.