Adobe announced the Touch Software Development Kit today that will allow developers to create software companions for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for tablets including our favorite, the iPad. The announcement coincides with Adobe's announcement of CS 5.5.
At Photoshop World in Orlando, FL, Adobe debuted a demo of a tablet version of the Photoshop app running on an iPad 2. The video shows users how they can utilize the multitouch capabilities of the iPad to edit their photos straight from the tablet device, including the ability to use layers. The video also shows how swiping and rotation work with the pinch of your fingers, as well as a layer animation feature, which gives users a quick peek at what's going on with the photo. Check out the video at the link for a quick demo.
If there’s one iOS developer who continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the iPad, it would have to be Readdle. This week, the company released an update to their popular PDF Expert app, adding the ability to stamp PDF files -- a feature usually only found in expensive desktop programs such as Adobe Acrobat.
Flash content is slowly being driven away by advancements in HTML 5 and CSS 3 (insert "Hallelujah" fanfare here). Unfortunately, Flash is still a neccessity to use certain websites. YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo are all offenders, and until the aformentioned new methods of web design are fully implemented, we'll have to accept Flash is still here to stay.
But there's a safe workaround that can keep Flash from overtaking your computer's memory and crashing during every instance. We'll show you how to avoid some of these crashes by disabling Flash in the Safari browser.
Adobe is stepping up its game with the iOS version of Photoshop Express, this week releasing a 2.0 update for the free app which adds a Camera Pack as an in-app purchase option to make your digital photography even better.
Adobe may have given up on getting native Flash onto Apple’s iOS products (for now), but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued searching for a back door onto the wildly popular devices. Their latest tactic is an Adobe Labs project codenamed “Wallaby,” which converts Flash into iOS-friendly HTML5.
The much-maligned Adobe Flash is getting a boost on the Mac platform this week, with the arrival of the official release of Flash Player 10.2 for Mac, following the first beta version released back in December.
Early last year, Steve Jobs released his infamous Thoughts on Flash open letter to the world, starting an ensuing slap-fight between Apple and Adobe that still runs hot and cold to this very day. As part of the dust-up, Apple disallowed the use of Flash as a tool for iOS development, and in the process, removed much of the value from Adobe's Flash Packager software--a program geared very much towards the development of Flash-based smartphone applications. A few months later, Apple reversed their verdict on Flash-free development, thereby welcoming Adobe's Flash Packager and the developers who loved it back into the fold. With this being the case, it should come as a surprise to no one that Adobe plans to include support for the iPad development in the next iteration of the software.
A few months back, Adobe mentioned that they were ditching the development of Project ROME and throwing their resources into the development of applications for tablets, including iOS devices. With that in mind, you might want to consider taking a peek at what Adobe's free Photoshop Express, which was updated to version 1.5 yesterday, can do for you.