Adobe Unveils New Mobile Apps, Adobe Portfolio and Updates to Desktop Apps at Adobe MAX

Adobe is hosting its annual Adobe MAX creativity conference today, where the company is announcing new mobile apps, updates to a number of Creative Cloud products, and unveiling new services.

The two new mobile apps Adobe is releasing today include Photoshop Fix and Capture CC. Photoshop Fix was highlighted on stage at Apple's recent iPad Pro unveiling, where it was used on the new 12.9-inch tablet. Photoshop Fix [Direct Link] is an image retouching and restoration-focused app that includes powerful Photoshop tools like the Healing Brush and Liquify.

photoshopfix
Capture CC [Direct Link], Adobe's second new mobile app, combines the capabilities of several existing Adobe apps including Adobe Brush, Adobe Shape, Adobe Color, and Adobe Hue, making the tools from each of these apps accessible in a single app. Several other Adobe apps like Lightroom for iPhone and iPad, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw, Premiere Clip, and Comp CC are also receiving minor updates today.

Each of Adobe's apps interfaces with its range of Creative Cloud desktop apps via CreativeSync technology, allowing files to be transferred and worked on between mobile and desktop devices.

Most of Adobe's desktop apps are receiving new features today, with the changes for more popular apps listed below.

Both InDesign CC and Illustrator CC are being updated with new Touch workspaces. Illustrator CC is also gaining a new Shaper tool that combines 12 tools and panels in one, non-destructive Live Shapes, and improved Smart Guides, while InDesign CC is getting new online publishing features. Premiere Pro CC includes expanded UltraUD support for editing 4K to 8K video footage, plus it will gain support for HDR workflows.

Photoshop CC is gaining Artboard features for better visualization of design layouts. Adobe's Design Space design-centric Photoshop layout is also now available to all customers. Lightroom CC is gaining improved importing tools and integrated training content for beginners, while Lightroom for web is being enhanced, adding Photoshop editing capabilities for adjusting exposure, temperature, white balance, and more.

Several of Adobe's apps, including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Premiere Pro CC are being updated with new Touch capabilities usable on Windows tablets and Apple trackpad devices. Adobe Fuse CC is being added to existing Creative Cloud plans.

indesigntouch
On the services side, Adobe is adding video support to its Adobe Stock feature, allowing users to download and purchase video content right within the CC desktop apps. Adobe is also announcing Adobe Portfolio, which is free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan. With Adobe Portfolio, Adobe customers can create simple portfolio websites that are powered by Behance.

Adobe will also be debuting a new CC desktop app that's being developed under the codename "Project Comet." Details on Project Comet will be available at the MAX conference.

Adobe's mobile apps are all available for free beginning today and updates to Creative Cloud desktop software will ship to Creative Cloud members before the end of the year. Adobe's software is available from its website, and pricing can be found here.

Tag: Adobe

Top Rated Comments

blackcrayon Avatar
90 months ago
Maybe I'm just getting old, but does anyone else think they have *way* too many apps? I mean the number of desktop CC apps is already a dozen or so, and now they have a bunch of mobile apps, all with different names and overlapping/non overlapping feature sets than the desktop counterparts...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vladi Avatar
90 months ago
Adobe is so lost in mobile apps, freakin thing is so fragmented not even they know how many mobile apps they got, how many of them gonna get replaced or merged or just end up being forgotten. And they cant name one that's actually useful.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Atomic Walrus Avatar
90 months ago
Since Surface has a dedicated digitiser for pen input - it is already more responsive than Apple Pencil can ever be.
Unfortunately not true. The Surface Pro 1 and 2 had Wacom digitizers, but MS moved to N-trig for the 3 and beyond. The N-trig implementation is active capacitive like the pencil, but it's extremely disappointing compared to both the old Wacom digitizer and what we've seen of Pencil. Even the SP1/2's "penabled" Wacom tech isn't great once you start comparing to a real Cintiq, but it was better than the N-trig version.

I'm holding onto my SP2 for the foreseeable future, but it's still good news to have more competitors in a field that's been dominated by one company for decades. I think Apple's implementation could easily be a better performer than both N-trig and the low-tier Wacom digitizers they sell to 3rd parties. The issue of iOS vs. real software is going to be the limiting factor, and nothing Adobe is doing here addresses that issue.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JesperA Avatar
90 months ago
Project Comet for those who are interested:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
90 months ago
I'm curious how many of us are still running with CS6?

And, for those of us who are, what killer feature or client requirement is it going to take that will force your hand and make you switch to CC?
Really the direction adobe is in now. CC is amazing, libraries is possibly the biggest feature that could get someone to switch. Having your assets at your fingertips in each app is wonderful then the simple editing to change them across mediums is just beautiful.

I'd cry if I had to go back to a limited CS6
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMcLovin Avatar
90 months ago
Is it just me that feels that Adobe is focusing on the wrong things. As a professional illustrator I dont care very much about the ton of mobile apps. And not touch either. I just want the features that are in Photoshop/after effects etc to become better, more up to date and most importantly I wish they focused more on performance. Its going to be a long time until I can replace a computer for any professional work anyway, and I really dont care about using touch capabilities in Photoshop. Focus on major performance boosts, Metal, etc...Adobe programs are the slowest and most demanding programs on my computers, without being the most advanced.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Rear Flat MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Predicted to Start With Increased 256GB Storage Alongside Rumored Price Increase

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:14 am PDT by
Earlier today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed iPhone 14 Pro models will be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro models. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing, but he said that the average selling price of all four iPhone 14 models will increase by about 15% overall. While higher prices would be disappointing for customers, it is possible the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer increased...
iOS 16 battery percentage

Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to Select iPhones: Here Are the Supported Devices

Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:51 am PDT by
Apple this week brought back one of the most highly requested features from iOS users since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage directly in the status bar. Ever since the launch of the iPhone X with the notch, Apple has not allowed users to show their battery percentage directly in the status bar, forcing them to swipe down into Control Center to...
iPhone 14 Pro Lineup Feature Silver

Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Wednesday August 10, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. In the United States, the iPhone...
ios 16 beta 5 battery percent

iOS 16 Beta 5: Battery Percentage Now Displayed in iPhone Status Bar

Monday August 8, 2022 10:43 am PDT by
With the fifth beta of iOS 16, Apple has updated the battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the specific battery percentage rather than just a visual representation of battery level. The new battery indicator is available on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, with the exception of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12/13 mini. It is also available on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, XS and XS Max, and...
battery percentage ios 16

Here's Why the iPhone Battery Status Icon in iOS 16 Is So Controversial

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:34 am PDT by
In the latest iOS 16 beta, Apple has updated the status bar battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the exact percentage remaining rather than just a visual representation of battery level, and while the change has been largely welcomed, some users are unhappy with the way it has been implemented. In iOS 15 and earlier, battery percent has not been present on iPhones that have...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive feature

iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship...
iPhone 14 Lineup Feature Purple

Color Options for All iPhone 14 Models: Everything We Know

Monday August 8, 2022 3:59 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to be available in a refreshed range of color options, including an all-new purple color. Most expectations about the iPhone 14 lineup's color options come from an unverified post on Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this year. Overall, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro's selection of color options could look fairly similar to those of the ...