Adobe drops Photoshop Touch for iOS, announces Project Rigel retouching system


Adobe today announced plans to discontinue its Photoshop Touch software for iPhone and iPad as it changes its approach to bring the functionality of its professional desktop app to mobile platforms. Rather than continuing to develop an all-in-one app that tries to recreate the Photoshop desktop experience on smartphones and tablets, Adobe is fully embracing its recent strategy of releasing multiple apps that each perform specific functions well. Adobe also unveiled a preview of one of these new applications to replace Photoshop Touch under the name Project Rigel …

Project Rigel is what Adobe calls its future app which it describes as a “serious mobile touch-up solution,” which is currently under development and on the way to release later this year. Adobe even shared a 2-minute preview video showing Rigel’s ability to perform advanced, non-destructive correction edits on images.


As for other apps Adobe expects you to use on iOS instead of Photoshop Touch, the creative software company has highlighted its catalog of recent software releases that focus on bringing functionality. specific to the desktop Photoshop experience to iOS, including Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Color CC, Brush CC, and Comp CC. The new approach also means that many of these apps are available for free download, instead using Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription service to add cloud sync features that complement the Photoshop desktop experience.

Adobe says Photoshop Touch for iPhone at $ 4.99 and Photoshop Touch for iPad at $ 9.99 will no longer be available on the App Store starting May 28. Touch after this date.

While Adobe notes that both apps will continue to work for the foreseeable future, it adds that it does not plan for future software updates and that iOS updates have historically caused problems for applications that have not been updated. day. At the very least, removing Photoshop Touch in favor of more targeted apps should have the effect of making Adobe’s mobile approach less confusing for consumers. For customers affected by the app’s removal, Adobe has provided this support guide.

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