Adobe on Wednesday launches Lightroom for iPhone, Photoshop Mix for iPad, Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for all iOS devices along with the specialized stylus pen and ruler set for the iPad.
This comes after the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud that brought 14 new versions of CC desktop apps. Creative Cloud has over 2.3 million active subscribers and is one of the most successful media creation suites.
“Our shift to Creative Cloud has given us a broad canvas on which to innovate like never before,” said Adobe’s senior vice president of digital media David Wadhwani. “We’ve taken bold steps with this milestone release, fast-tracking new features to industry-defining tools like Photoshop and InDesign, while introducing mobile apps that turn tablets into indispensable creative tools.”
For the first time, Apple is extending its reach to the mobile devices after the launch of four new mobile apps and some iPad specific hardware for their better usage.
The famous photo editing Lightroom previously restricted to desktops only lands on the iPhone thereby bringing powerful image editing right on the mobile devices.
Photoshop Mix for iPad offers compositing and masking tools, as well as cloud-enabled features like content-aware fill and image straightening.
Adobe Sketch is another of the powerful Adobe products that enable free form drawing on the smartphones with a digital pencil, pen, blending markers and an eraser.
Another great tool is Adobe Line which Adobe claims is the first iPad app for precision drawing and drafting tool. It can connect with Adobe Slide to draw curves, lines and perfect shapes in various views.
The software giant Adobe also lands int other hardware world by launching two hardware products for the iOS devices, the stylus pen Adobe Ink and the ruler Adobe Slide.
Adobe Ink is a hydro-formed aluminium styles pen that connects with Creative Cloud apps for accessing drawing, photos and themes.
Adobe Slide on the other hand is a ruler that works with the Ink to draw precise straight lines and several other shapes.
Other than that, Adobe also introduced the Creative Cloud iOS app for file management and mobile account access.
Adobe Line, Photoshop Mix, Lightroom for iPhone and Creative Cloud for iPad and iPhone are all free apps available on the iOS App Store. A subscription is required for syncing and certain operations depending on the app.
Adobe Ink and Adobe Slide are available at Adobe.com for $199.99.