Adobe flaunts its new touch optimized version of Photoshop on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Launch. This version is designed for the Surface Pro 3. Ever since, we are caught in awe with its smooth functioning and all mouths in appreciation of the all new Adobe Photoshop CC.
At Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 launch event, Adobe allowed us a sneak peek of the new touch-optimized version of Photoshop CC.
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The air was filled with excitement, as Michael Gough, the VP of experience design at Adobe, got on the stage, flashing his new visionary, the Photoshop CC and displaying its flawless functioning on the Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro 3 tab.
And whats all that new if you ask?-“The big news is that Photoshop is now optimized for touch. Previously, Photoshop CC worked on touch devices — including the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 — but most of that support was limited to the pressure sensitivity for the pen accessory.
That’s frustrating, especially for users who might see a Surface Pro as an alternative to something such as Wacom’s Cintiq or Cintiq Companion, which provide similar capability for creative professionals.
Fortunately, Adobe is bringing touch optimization to Photoshop CC and the Surface Pro 3. The interface now has icons that are 200% larger — which is important when working on a high-resolution device.
You can pinch and zoom and pan using your fingers. Users can also rotate images and objects, using the same rotation gestures that are common in iPad apps.
Gough said that he looks forward to more cool stuff coming out of Adobe’s partnership with Microsoft moving forward.
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What took so long?
Optimized touch support might just be now making its way to Photoshop CC, but Adobe has plenty of experience with building touch apps.
Adobe released Photoshop Touch for Android and iPad tablets more than two years ago. The company has also released touch versions of apps such as Lightroom.
Of course, these are brand-new apps. The challenge with adding touch support to an existing app such as Photoshop CC is that most of the users will still primarily use it with a mouse and keyboard. Finding a way to make support work — without breaking things for other users — can take a lot of time.
Microsoft knows this well. The company still hasn’t released a touch-first version of Office for Windows — though its Office for iPad suite shows that it has its direction in place.
It will be interesting to see if the Surface Pro 3 is able to sway any Cintiq buyers to its camp, strictly on the Photoshop abilities.” Information Courtesy: Mashable
Now all that we know about the new ace of Adobe, we sure can’t wait any longer to experience it all ourselves. Well, the disappointment is that Adobe is not quiet willing to disclose about the release dates as of yet.
Nor that we know on what other devices we will be able to use the Photoshop CC. All we know now is that we have to wait even longer to find more about the devices that would would in complete sync with the Adobe to work with ease.
So the question is, is Adobe doing all this to induce the buyers of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3? If the rumors, true how successful are they?