Adobe’s iPad Photoshop apps now available [video]

By on May 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

Adobe’s iPad Photoshop apps now available [video]

In early April, Adobe took the wraps off of three new applications for the iPad — Color Lava, Eazel, and Nav — and they are all now available in the iTunes App Store. Adobe Eazel is priced at $4.99 and allows you to finger paint and then sync your artwork via Wi-Fi to Photoshop CS5. Nav is $1.99 and allows users to move and view some Photoshop windows, including works in progress or toolbars, on an iPad display. Color Lava is available for $2.99 and it turns your iPad into a palette for creating new colors and custom swatches that can be ported back into CS5. Hit the jump for videos of each app in action. More →

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Adobe intros three iPad apps, brings photoshop functionality to tablets [video]

By on April 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM.

Adobe intros three iPad apps, brings photoshop functionality to tablets [video]

Adobe on Monday unveiled the latest version of its Creative Suite software, version 5.5, which includes a new SDK for building smartphone and tablet applications that can interact with its famous Photoshop desktop software. To showcase some of the possibilities brought about by its new SDK, Adobe also introduced three new apps for Apple’s iPad. Adobe Eazel is a finger painting app with enhanced controls and nifty multitouch support, and creations can be stored locally or beamed over Wi-Fi to Photoshop CS5. Adobe Nav allows users to move menus and other controls off of their PC displays and over to the iPad. The app also allows users to view Photoshop documents on their tablet displays. Finally, Adobe Color Lava turns the iPad into a modern color mixing palette that pushes color creations directly to Photoshop CS5. Eazel, Nav and Color Lava will become available some time next month for between $1.99 and $4.99 pending Apple’s approval, of course. In the meantime, hit the break for a video of Adobe’s new apps in action. More →

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Adobe announces its Digital Publishing Platform

By on June 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM.

Adobe announces its Digital Publishing Platform

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After Apple decreed that Flash is not welcome on the iPad and iPhone, Adobe was left between a rock and a hard place as it went into damage control mode trying to convince developers not to jump ship as its Creative Suite 5 was being rolled out. Well today Adobe announced its new Digital Publishing Platform, something which it says will provides a solution to its crises. Built upon Creative Suit 5 and Omniture, the Digital Publishing Platform will allow publishers to create media-rich digital applications that meet Apple’s increasingly strict policies thanks to its being coded in Objective-C. Think it won’t work? Well it already has, because Adobe revealed today that the new software is what was responsible for getting Wired’s recently reworked iPad app into the App Store. Said Adobe vice president and general director of Creative Solutions David Burkett “We aim to make our digital viewer software available to all publishers soon and plan to deliver versions that work across multiple hardware platforms. It’s safe to say that if you are already working in InDesign CS5, you’ll be well on your way to producing a beautiful digital version of your publication.” Translation: Nuts to you, Apple. We’re in like Flint. More →

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Adobe's CTO responds to Apple's new SDK license for iPhone OS 4.0

By on April 10, 2010 at 1:10 PM.

Adobe's CTO responds to Apple's new SDK license for iPhone OS 4.0

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In a blog post on Adobe’s conversations blog, CTO Kevin Lynch responded to Apple and its revised SDK license that seemingly prohibits third party compilers. Adobe is on the offensive as this restriction would directly effect Adobe CS5 products like Flash Professional CS5 which will include a Packager for iPhone when it is officially released. With this new SDK license, Flash developers using Adobe’s tools would violate Apple’s terms of service and their applications would not receive Apple’s rubber stamp of approval. Unlike Lee Brimelow who ended his personal response on much more scathing note, Lynch, in his corporate response, stood firm on the iPhone export feature for CS5. He placed the acceptance of these Adobe-generated apps squarely on Apple’s shoulders and, in a bit of a jab, its “shifting” App store rules. Sticking the knife in a little bit further, Lynch noted that Adobe’s authoring platforms are looking beyond Apple and its devices and will continue to work with industry partners to bring content and applications to a wide range of devices. Get out your virtual scorecard folks as this corporate cat fight is starting to heat up. More →

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