Photoshop Gets iPad Compatibility Updates

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Some time back we learned that Adobe was releasing some iPad apps designed to work somewhat like Photoshop. They had layers, brushes and a few other tools useful for graphic art and design. The Apps were also supposed to get Photoshop support, but it wasn’t exactly clear when that would come.

Today, Adobe has updated Photoshop to v. 12.0.4, this update includes the new support for Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava and Adobe Eazel (As of the time of this writing they are not available on the App Store as the release notes say). Here are the release notes for the latest update:

The 12.0.4 update enables specially designed apps on tablets, smartphones, and PCs to communicate with and control interaction with Photoshop CS5 (Located in the File menu: Remote Connections). Now you can be creative on other devices and instantly incorporate what you create into Photoshop. You must install the 12.0.4 update to activate a remote connection between Photoshop CS5 and any apps that Adobe or third-party developers create to interact with Photoshop. For example, Photoshop CS5 must be updated to 12.0.4 to interact with three new iPad apps that Adobe has designed to work with it – Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel. Available on the App Store.

This just seems like another way for artists to enjoy creating with Adobe’s toolset. Many have used those Wacom tablets and styluses for this sort of thing. Those are awesome, we just wonder if this will sway those users. Though the stylus always felt more precise and was pressure-sensitive.

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