Adobe is showing the new Photoshop Touch apps as part of a series of enhancements coming next month as part of an interim update, version 5.5, of the company’s flagship Adobe Creative Suite.
The first three Photoshop Touch apps are Eazel, Color Lava and Nav. Adobe is updating Photoshop CS5 with a new architecture that will allow it to speak to iOS, Android and Blackberry tablets wirelessly.
Called Photoshop CS5 Extended, the free update has plugs that allow third-party applications to communicate directly with it in real time.
“Typically, the company does a full update every 18 to 24 months, but Adobe said this time around it wanted to do things a little quicker. The new version should be available May 3, with the iPad apps aimed to hit the iTunes Store at the same time at prices ranging from $1.99 to $4.99.
In addition to the tablet apps, Adobe is offering fairly significant updates to some Creative Suite apps, such as its Premiere Pro video editing program. Others, such as Photoshop, are getting only modest updates. As a result, the Photoshop update will be free for CS5 owners, while it will be a paid update for owners of the video program or the full suite. For the first time, Adobe also will be offering both Photoshop and the Creative Suite on a subscription basis.”
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