Photoshop coming to iPad in 2019

Adobe Reportedly Bringing Full Photoshop to the iPad

Adobe Reportedly Bringing Full Photoshop to the iPad

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. Now, the company looks ready to unleash the power of Adobe Photoshop on the iPad.

Mobile versions of Adobe's Creative Cloud - including Premiere, Illustrator, and Photoshop - have been available on the App Store for quite some time, but these are restricted versions of the full experience. So, perhaps it'll require an iPad Pro to work - and maybe the 2018 student iPad as well. We'll have to wait for official confirmation from Adobe on support for the original iPad Pro's and the new 2018 iPad with its A10 processor and Apple pencil support. Adobe's Chief Product Officer, Scott Belsky, confirmed that the company was working on a cross platform version of Photoshop and other applications but would not provide an timeline details.

A full iPad version of Photoshop seemed inevitable considering Adobe's push to modernize and the tablet's popularity.

Although plenty of Photoshop alternatives already exist on the iPad, photo editors may finally be able to use the real thing next year.


Windows users can now run Photoshop on select tablets like the Microsoft Surface. And as Apple continues pushing the iPad as a true computer for professionals, Photoshop's absence becomes all the more conspicuous. Recently, Adobe previewed Project Rush, now in beta, which is a video editing app that works across all platforms.

According to Bloomberg, Adobe's goal is to make its software compatible across platforms and devices and they're starting with iPad.

This news that Photoshop will be coming to iOS seems to suggest it was a successful test, after all - even if it's still in beta.

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