Photoshop is reportedly coming to the iPad - for real this time

Doris Richards
July 14, 2018

Adobe plans to reveal Photoshop for iPad at its annual MAX creative conference in October, with sources stating that engineering delays aside, the app should see the light of day sometime in 2019.

Adobe might finally bring a complete Photoshop app to mobile devices, iPads in particular, by next year.

The new app would reportedly allow users to run a full version of Photoshop on an iPad and continue edits on another device like a desktop PC.

Bloomberg first broke the news, reporting that the full Photoshop app is now scheduled to hit the iTunes App Store for the iPad sometime in 2019, but the app itself will be announced later this year in October at the annual Adobe MAX conference. Bloomberg received some confirmation from Adobe's Scott Belsky, who said that the company was working on a "new cross-platform iteration of Photoshop".

"My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible", Belsky said in an interview.

By launching for the iPad, Photoshop could become the single dominant photo editing app on that device as it is for Mac and MacBook users. "We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era", said Adobe's chief product officer of Creative Cloud. If you're looking for full Photoshop rivals already on iPad, the best options available right now include the likes of Pixelmator, Affinity and Enlight Photofox. Photoshop for iPad would be included as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, which starts at $9.99 per month. Since then, Adobe has also come out with numerous apps that make some of the most beloved and useful features of its programs accessible on mobile devices: Photoshop Mix for creating multilayered images, Photoshop Sketch for drawing, Photoshop Express for basic photo editing, and more.

The firm won't completely replace the existing Photoshop app on the desktop with the "modern" version.

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