As Chromebooks become more popular, demand for access to programs that users are familiar with on other platforms is going to continue to grow. Today it was announced that Adobe has decided to jump on board with Chrome OS by making their Creative Cloud, including a streaming version of Photoshop, available on Chromebooks. Although many of Adobe’s applications may be familiar to users as software that has to be downloaded and installed on a computer, the company has been pushing more features and services into the cloud. One of the benefits it appears is making the tools more platform-agnostic as seen with this latest move by Adobe.
Adobe knows that the world is evolving to be mobile-centric, so it order to adapt, it’ll have to continue heavily supporting its mobile applications.
As a result, the company has updated Photoshop Express on both Android and iOS to add blemish removal and defogging tools. Most importantly, perhaps, is the added ability to import RAW files for editing. You can do all of this for free — just head to the link after the break to download the app from the Play Store.
Yesterday Twitter tipster @evleaks had a couple leads on some tablet devices supposedly in the works. Unfortunately, as he says, it “was not a good day” in admitting that the two images and info that surfaced were actually hoaxes. One of the stories had to do with a tablet device that OnePlus was supposedly working on. The “tip” came in the form of a screen capture for the device. OnePlus reached out to @evleaks with an official statement indicating the photo had been photoshopped and there were no plans for a tablet device.
The other hoaxed image was for the HTC Volantis, supposedly the next Nexus device to be released by Google. @evleaks says the source of that image has been revealed as a Google poser.
Photoshop Express is one of Adobe’s more popular apps in the Google Play Store, and for good reasons. The app lets users swiftly touch up the photos taken on their device, and it’s free.
Hit the break to see what Adobe had to say about the new release, as well as a link to the app in the Play Store.
As Android devices become faster and more capable computer-replacements, we’re expecting them to do things our traditional computers do, like photo editing. While Google provides a bit of support for effects on your pictures, and many OEMs provide some basic photo editing functionality in their software, sometimes it’s not quite enough, especially if you’re used to more in-depth editing on your desktop. That’s where this guide comes in; we’re going to list some of the best photo editing apps available for that supercomputer in your pocket.
Yesterday at Adobe Max 2011 Adobe introduced six new Touch Apps for Android tablets which lets you design, edit, and elegantly present your work. Intuitive touchscreen features give you easy, precise control whether you use your fingers or a stylus. You can even transfer files through Adobe Creative Cloud for further editing in Adobe Creative Suite. The Touch Apps will debut in November for a price of $9.99 each.
Here’s the rundown:
- Adobe Photoshop Touch: Transform images freely using core Photoshop features in an app custom-built for tablets.
- Adobe Proto: Create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps.
- Adobe Ideas: Design virtually anywhere using vectors, layers, and color themes.
- Adobe Debut: Present Creative Suite designs anywhere with confidence, convenience, and complete control.
- Adobe Collage: Capture ideas and concepts by combining images, drawings, and text into conceptual moodboards.
- Adobe Kuler: Create, explore, download, and share color themes that can inspire any design project.
Demo video after the break
In the latest in the “why can’t people photoshop ANYTHING” series, it looks like we’ve got a Droid Eris running Windows Mobile. To make matters worse, It also appears to be running on some kind of HSPA network, as seen by the big “H” in the signal bars there. Verizon, I think it may be time to get yourselves a new advertising team… or at least come up with something a little more believable.
Been thinking that you want a Samsung Continuum, if only it would get rid of that totally awesome ticker display? Well, if you’re taking the same crazy awesome pills as Verizon’s Photoshop department, that dream can be a reality, along with your wishes for a unicorn that can fly you to Jupiter to buy you an extra black sock for that ecstasy party you’re going to.
That’s right, folks. In the latest round of “Verizon can’t not do up the bad Photoshop” news, Verizon took off the ticker display and slapped a big fat happy family onto the entire front side. Which is a shame, considering they could have added the TalkAndroid RSS feed to the bottom, found here. :)
Let us know your thoughts below.
Update: It looks like Verizon has fixed the pic with a new one, complete with all the things it’s supposed to be complete with.
Over at a French website, there’s a flyer rolling around showing off some prices for new phones. Nothing wrong there, right? Wrong, as it looks like someone in the advertising department messed up, and photoshopped a Droid UI onto a BlackBerry Torch. Pairing this with the recent “iOS on a DROID” thing, it looks like these companies need to get graphic design people with a bit more tech savvy.
[frandroid] Thanks Edouard for the tip!
Verizon executives may need to have a talk with the graphic design department that made their holidays ads. If you look very closely at the above picture, you can see that the screenshot they posted onto the Droid X in the ad is actually a screenshot from the iPhone version of Google Maps — note the blue menu bar at the bottom.
Looks like someone needs to lay of the coffee and concentrate. We’re almost offended.