Photoshop Adds iPad App Support

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 on Tuesday. The update for the professional image editing application for the Mac added support for iPad-based add-on apps, including the company’s own Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava and Adobe Eazel.

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In addition to adding support for iPad-based remote apps, the update also fixed a bug where using the Sharpen or Quick Selection features could cause a crash, problems with Orphea Studio File Info have been corrected, and Liquify save mesh works properly now, too.

To show off what can be done with iPad-based Photoshop add-ons, Adobe released three apps:

  • Adobe Nav shows a collection of Photoshop tools on an iPad display, and lets users select Photoshop tools and jump between documents from their iPad. USers can also customize their tool bar, and create new documents.
  • Adobe Color Lava is an app that lets users mix custom colors with touch gestures, then send swatches back to Photoshop.
  • Adobe Eazel is a finger painting-type app that lets users create art with the iPad’s touch surface, then send the images to Photoshop for additional editing. The “paint” in the app acts like water colors, so the longer it sits the drier it gets, making colors interact differently depending on how long they’ve been on your digital canvas.

Adobe’s iPad apps for Photoshop will be available on Apple’s iTunes-based App Store some time on Tuesday. The Photoshop 12.0.4 update is free and available through Adobe’s Updater application.