Adobe Updates 'Photoshop Express' with Controversial New Design, Additional Filters

Adobe has updated its popular Adobe Photoshop Express app for iOS to version 3.0, bringing a newly streamlined design, as well as new features such as over 20 additional filters, a corrective auto-fix feature that automatically adjusts photo attributes, and full integration with cloud photo syncing service Adobe Revel.

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The updated app is not necessarily going over well with users, however, as the new version currently has only a 2-star rating in the App Store and a number of reviewers are complaining the loss of more advanced features that disappeared as part of the move to a more streamlined design.

Adobe Photoshop Express is a free download for the iPad. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 15 months ago
lol with ppl bitching about that design i cant wait to see the public reaction of iOS7 ...
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

lol with ppl bitching about that design i cant wait to see the public reaction of iOS7 ...


They're complaining about lack of features. Since iOS7 adds features, and public reaction to iOS7 is already old news--and very positive outside of the minor gripes any change will bring--I wouldn't worry :)
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
As I've said in other threads (mainly FCP X), I don't mind the companies streamlining their interfacing or making them easier, it's the loss of features that bugs me. While I don't use many of these apps that lose functionality personally, I work with people who do and make make their living with those apps.

Example: I'm an IT guy at a middle school. We have a cart of original iPads. Sometimes, a teacher asks for an app to be on the iPads. When I check, it requires a camera or iOS 6+, which the original iPads don't have. It gets worse when an app originally worked on them, but gets updated and needs iOS 6. So I have to explain to the teacher that it can't get installed. Which means the teacher either has to find another app that works, or try to schedule the cart of iPad 2s we have, which is almost always booked.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

lol with ppl bitching about that design i cant wait to see the public reaction of iOS7 ...


Me neither!
But I wonder if the fact that iOS 7 is design by Apple will affect people's judgement?
I've been seeing it in these forums.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Adobe increasingly reminds me of Microsoft. The software engineers seem to have come unhinged in recent years and are developing products that, while powerful, are a pain to use. For instance, Adobe integrated their ironically named "Product Improvement Program" feature into Photoshop CS6. On our Macs at work, that feature continually crashes PS and has been a real chore to disable. I had hoped when Adobe bought Macromedia, that Flash would get a much needed streamlining. But it seems as if the complexities of Macromedia now permeate the culture at Adobe. Their products seem to get more and more bloated and unresponsive.

Perhaps in Photoshop Express, they're removing features just to keep the app functional.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

I have to admit the new icon is flat out fugly.


I see what u did there.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Well, this is kind of frustrating.

I was up at Adobe in San Francisco a few months ago. I spent a few hours in a focus group--where I was the only consumer--being very detailed about their iOS Photoshop apps.

Every. Single. Thing. I told them was ignored. The new app version is a downgrade in every way! Obviously I wasn't the only person whose input they considered but seriously--how is the new app "better" in any way? They made the interface more like Instagram...oooh...

Is it just me or is sharpening gone? What about the handy button that let you flip between original and edited photos? (like the \ key does in Lightroom)

Dammit Adobe :mad:
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
They messed up the app a long time ago when they changed the way the sliders worked (e.g. hue/saturation combined into a single tool)... not to mention the removal of existing filters, while pushing in-app purchases in your face.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

lol with ppl bitching about that design i cant wait to see the public reaction of iOS7 ...


I love iOS 7
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

lol with ppl bitching about that design i cant wait to see the public reaction of iOS7 ...


My wife loves it. She has been bitching about iOS6 in one form or another since the day I installed it for her. A day after I put 7 GM on her phone I got a text saying that she LOVES it. I'd say you'll be surprised. I actually like it a lot as well. This is the first time I feel it's a complete OS.
Rating: 2 Votes

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