updated 05:35 pm EDT, Wed March 30, 2011
Adobe Photoshop for iPad to get layers
(Update: video) Adobe at the Photoshop World conference this morning showed off a version of Photoshop for the iPad that could give the tablet real Photoshop image editing. Unlike the mostly filter-based Photoshop Express, the unnamed version would let users add, switch to, and edit layers with an isometric view to show the different layers at a glance. Other additions should bring image objects that can be dragged and rotated as well as a color mixer that allows blending "like a painter."
The software developer didn't say how likely the new version was to come to fruition or give a timeline. Support for Android or other platforms also wasn't mentioned.
An iPad version of Photoshop would help address the lack of content creation, one of the most commonly cited flaws of the platform. A 'full' iOS edition would very likely continue to trail significantly behind the desktop but would allow for much more extensive image manipulation and go some way towards independence for the younger devices. [via Photography Bay]