According to Bloomberg, mark Gourmet and Nico Grant, Adobe will launch a “full version” of Photoshop for iPad in 2019. The report claims that Adobe is announcing the app at its annual MAX creative conference in October.
Head of Adobe Creative Cloud Scott Belsky confirmed that the company is working on a new cross-platform version of Photoshop and other applications. However, he did not name the date of their launch.
“My goal is to bring the developments to the market as soon as possible,” Belsky said in an interview. “It is necessary that the product is as complex and powerful as Photoshop and works on a modern device such as an iPad. We need to bring our products into this era of cloud collaboration.”
Adobe already offers a number of related applications for Photoshop on iPhone and iPad, including Photoshop Fix for basic retouching, Photoshop Express for basic photo editing and collage creation, Photoshop Sketch for drawing and Photoshop Mix for creating layered images.
The full version is expected to offer a wider set of tools allowing users to run the project on a computer and continue editing on an iPad, or Vice versa. It is said that the application has a user-friendly interface for mobile devices as part of the restructuring of its architecture. These changes will apply to other Adobe applications, such as Illustrator.
Presumably, the app will be called Photoshop CC for iPad and will most likely be free to download. As with the already available Lightroom CC for iPad, you’ll need a Creative Cloud subscription. For $9.99 per month, you’ll get access to the full set of features and sync to Photoshop on your PC.
Photoshop CC will compete with other photo editing apps on the iPad, including Affinity Photo, Pixelmator, and Google’s Snapseed.