Photoshop for iPhone
There is now a Photoshop app for the iPhone / iPod Touch and it’s called… Photoshop.com Mobile. The best part? It’s free! Free Photoshop?? For the iPhone?? Well, don’t go expecting a full version of Photoshop on your iPhone, it’s a relatively limited and simple image editor, but for quick photo edits on the go, it works just fine and has a nice clean interface. I imagine over time the functionality will increase and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a feature rich paid option either, but until then here’s what you’ll get with the free iPhone version of Photoshop Mobile:
Image editing features of iPhone Photoshop include:
* Crop, Rotate, Flip
* Adjust Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black & White
* Simple Filters including Sketch & Soft Focus
* Effects include: Vibrant, Pop (Andy Warhol style), Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black & White
There are some additional publishing features so that you can easily share and upload images to Photoshop.com after you have signed up for an account, but you’ll need to sign up for that login outside of the app itself which is kind of annoying. Instead of signing up for yet another photo sharing service, I’ll just stick to saving images to my iPhone Photo Gallery so I can share them myself via Flickr or Facebook.
I’ve been playing around with Photoshop on my iPhone 3G and it’s not the quickest app in the world (a friend with an iPhone 3GS reports it’s a lot faster on the 3GS model) but it definitely does what it advertises, and it’s more than adequate for the simple functions it includes.
It’s definitely nice to finally have Photoshop on the iPhone, although I’m not sure if this app warrants the “Adobe Photoshop” name, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction!