AMITIAE - Saturday 12 May 2012
Update to Adobe Photoshop Touch: Image Editing on the iPad (Updated)
By Graham K. Rogers
The two bug fixes reported have corrected the support language in iTunes; and Fixed Facebook login issues: it now displays, "Success".
With the 2048 size selected, I was soon able to exceed the number of layers. but the ability to "merge down" allowed more image imports to be made. [I was just grabbing images out of the Photo Album with no real thought for design.] I exported a full size (I use the term loosely) image as a JPG to the Camera Roll. It synced with Photo Stream and appeared in Aperture as a JPG (my selection) of 2048 x 2048 (4.2MP) with a file size of 4.48MB.
When the app was first released, I wrote that I expected Apple was rather pleased with Adobe for their work on this app. I now expect their was a little amusement too, as iPhoto was already waiting in the wings. On its release, a couple of weeks later, some commentators described iPhoto as a PS Touch killer, particularly because of the far higher limit for exporting images (19GB). What iPhoto lacks, however, is a feature that allows the use of layers: essential for some types of work with images.
I did try the new effects and, while they are useful, anything like this that changes the style of the image and the way it looks when exported, is subjective. What I like as an effect, may not suit you.
Update on Adobe CommentsWhen I first put this article out, I made the following comment on my non-use of Adobe desktop products in the opening paragraph: "and less likely to be after the company released a security update and charged loyal uses $199 for it (Tidbits)". It was later reported that Adobe has responded to pressure and the "Vulnerabilities to CS5 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash will be fixed at no charge" (Jackie Dove, MacWorld).
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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