Adobe is trying to tap the increasing tablet market by introducing touch enabled apps. Coined as Adobe Touch Apps, there are total six touch apps that are optimized for tablet. First up is their flagship product, Adobe Photoshop Touch. Specially built for tablets, users can use simple finger gestures to edit and apply professional effects. There is a tablet-exclusive Scribble Selection Tool that allows users to easily extract objects in an image by scribbling on what to keep and what to remove. Additionally, the app helps users quickly find images, share creations, and view comments through integration with Facebook and Google Search. Using the syncing capabilities that are a component of Adobe Creative Cloud, files can be opened in Adobe Photoshop.
The next app is Adobe Collage that helps creatives capture and refine ideas and concepts by allowing them to combine inspirational images, drawings, text and Creative Suite files into modern, conceptual mood boards. Another app is Adobe Debut that allows users to present designs to clients and stakeholders virtually anywhere.
The other apps in the family are Adobe Ideas, Adobe Kuler and Adobe Proto. You can watch Adobe Touch Apps in action here.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Touch Apps will be available for Android devices in November 2011. Adobe expects to make an announcement regarding iOS availability in early 2012. Adobe Ideas is already available for the iPad. Introductory pricing is US$9.99 for each app. Access to the file viewing, sharing and transfer functionality of Adobe Creative Cloud is included in the price of each Adobe Touch App. Details regarding pricing of the Adobe Creative Cloud and its expanded capabilities around applications, services and community will be announced in November 2011.