At its annual Adobe Max conference, Adobe announced plans to bring a complete version of Photoshop to the iPad in 2019.

Photoshop CC for iPad will feature a revamped interface designed specifically for a touch experience, but it will bring the power and functionality people are accustomed to on the desktop.

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Photoshop users will be able to open and edit native PSD files right on the iPad using standard Photoshop image editing tools, including support for layers. Photoshop on iPad will look similar to Photoshop on the desktop, with all of the same toolbar options.

The iPad version of the app will allow projects started on the iPad to be transitioned seamlessly to the desktop and vice versa. According to Adobe, Photoshop for iPad uses the same code base as its desktop counterpart with no compromises on power, performance, or editing results.

At Max, Adobe also unveiled Project Gemini, a new cross-platform drawing app that's coming to the iPad in 2019. Project Gemini is designed to simplify drawing and painting workflows with simple cross-device support.

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The new app combines raster, vector, and dynamic brushes into one single experience that's ideal for drawing, and content created using Project Gemini will sync to Photoshop.

Project Gemini will be available first on iPad but Adobe plans to expand it to other devices in the future. Additional information on Photoshop CC for iPad and Project Gemini is available from Adobe's website.

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Top Rated Comments

thisisnotmyname Avatar
56 months ago
I think this speaks to how far the A-series chip has come. It really is starting to rival desktop in terms of raw power.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
YaBe Avatar
56 months ago
Good news, but moved to Serif last year, not interested ;)

Their Affinity line is amazing!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kasakka Avatar
56 months ago
Photoshop is a bag of **** codewise considering how many UI inconsistencies and issues it has. Adobe Gripes on Tumblr ('https://adobegripes.tumblr.com/') is a good read if you want to see some crazy stuff that should not be a thing in expensive professional apps. So with that background I don't have very high hopes for Photoshop on the iPad if it uses the same codebase.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blackcrayon Avatar
56 months ago
Or at least, Affinity Photo showed what could be done on an iPad. I see no reason to move away from that (FAR more affordable and great for my needs, and still has great cross platform compatibility with my Mac). But it's great to see Adobe finally recognizing there should be a fully functional version for the iPad- after even the cheap iPad has Pencil support and is much more powerful than professional grade desktops were with Photoshop a few years ago.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
code-m Avatar
56 months ago
Or at least, Affinity Photo showed what could be done on an iPad. I see no reason to move away from that (FAR more affordable and great for my needs, and still has great cross platform compatibility with my Mac). But it's great to see Adobe finally recognizing there should be a fully functional version for the iPad- after even the cheap iPad has Pencil support and is much more powerful than professional grade desktops were with Photoshop a few years ago.
+1 to the Affinity group. It took Adobe too long to bring a full version of PS to the iPad. Better late then never I suppose.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freediverx Avatar
56 months ago
Will the iPad version be as slow and bloated as the desktop version?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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