Following the public release of Photoshop for iPad earlier this month, Adobe has outlined additional features coming to the app in the coming months.

photoshopipad1
By the end of 2019, this will include a new Select Subject feature that uses Adobe's Sensei machine learning technology to enable users to automatically select the subject of an image to speed up complex selections. And in December, Adobe says its cloud document system will be optimized to be even faster.

In the first half of 2020, Photoshop for iPad will gain additional features, including the Refine Edge brush for selecting soft edges, integration of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows on the iPad, and more.

Photoshop for iPad has received poor reviews since its release and has only a two-star rating on the App Store.

Top Rated Comments

Scottsoapbox Avatar
33 months ago

We need a flat fee not a subscription service!
Then don't use Abobe. That ship has sailed.
But there are other options.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Texh49 Avatar
33 months ago
We need a flat fee not a subscription service!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnyb098 Avatar
33 months ago
Cool, so at this rate they'll catch up to Affinity photo by 2022.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApfelKuchen Avatar
33 months ago
A laptop is a "toy" - there's no way anyone can get serious, professional graphics work done on a display smaller than 27". ?

New tools can subtly or dramatically change an art form. There was a time when professional photographers called 35mm cameras "toys." The negatives were too small, and they lacked tilts and swings (the ability to manipulate perspective by changing the angular relationship of the lens to the film plane). But 35mm combat photography by the likes of Robert Capa proved otherwise. The particular strengths of 35mm cameras in a combat environment (size/weight and speed of use) completely changed our expectations of what a photograph could capture.

The IBM PC and Apple II were toys to the engineers who had access to DEC or SGI mini-computers, and the favored few who had access to Cray supercomputers thought everyone else was just playing around.

In the end, the difference between a professional tool and a toy comes down to whether a person skilled in the use of that tool can produce professional-quality work. And when a new tool comes along, even a "great professional" needs to spend time mastering that new tool. You wouldn't be able to time-transport Thomas Chippendale from his 18th-century workshop into a modern woodworking shop and expect him to turn out masterworks of cabinetry five minutes later.

Owning a particular tool does not make someone a professional, what a person accomplishes with the tool is all that matters. Incredibly sophisticated work can be done with incredibly simple tools; it's often just a matter of how much additional skill or time is required in order to get those great results.

Does it matter whether a render takes one minute or one hour? No, that's just the speed of execution - the ability to do more work in less time. That's not skill, that's not quality; that productivity. Yes, productivity and profitability are part of being a professional, but they are not a measure of quality.

As to Photoshop? I've never used it on a desktop or laptop, and I'm not sure I'll use it on iPad, either. I've always used different image editors. Maybe I've missed out over the years - I'm willing to grant that Photoshop may have capabilities that my favored tools have lacked. But in the end, all that matters is the images that I produce. How I achieved those results is important only to hardware-heads.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
33 months ago
if it worked as well as photoshop 5.5 or 6 or 7 nobody would be complaining. Instead of focusing on the fundamentals though, they're aiming for the stars with "machine learning" subject selection.
When has an image cut out with auto selection ever looked natural?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AgentAnonymous Avatar
33 months ago
Of course it got poor reviews. A tablet is nothing more than an expensive toy, and trying to do real work on one (with the sole exception of drawing with a pen, which Photoshop is not for) will be a disappointing experience.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

RIP iPod Feature

RIP iPod: A Look Back at Apple's Iconic Music Player Over the Years

Friday May 13, 2022 2:25 pm PDT by
Apple earlier this week announced the discontinuation of the iPod touch, and because it was the last iPod still available for purchase, its sunsetting effectively marks the end of the entire iPod lineup. To send the iPod on its way, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most notable iPod releases over the last 21 years. Original iPod (2001) Introduced in October...
iOS 16 mock for article

Gurman: iOS 16 to Include New Ways of System Interaction and 'Fresh Apple Apps'

Sunday May 15, 2022 6:14 am PDT by
iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some "fresh Apple apps," Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said, offering some more detail on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS set to be announced in a few weeks at WWDC. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while iOS 16 is not likely to introduce a major face-lift to...
maxresdefault

Unbox Therapy Shares Hands-On Look at iPhone 14 Pro Max Replica

Monday May 16, 2022 4:40 am PDT by
YouTuber Unbox Therapy has shared a hands-on look at the iPhone 14 Pro Max using what he claims is a one-to-one replica created by third-party case makers with access to detailed schematics and dimensions for Apple's new upcoming flagship smartphone. As with the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, in 2022, we are expecting a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but this time the Pro...
iOS 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 With Wallet and Podcast Updates

Monday May 16, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were initially released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.5 come a little over two months after the launch of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4. The iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in...
14 16 inch 2021 mbps back to back feature orange

Five Things You Still Can't Do With a MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 11, 2022 11:16 am PDT by
It's been over 200 days since Apple debuted its redesigned MacBook Pro lineup. Offered in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes, the new-look MacBooks wowed Apple fans and creative pros alike with their powerful custom Apple silicon, mini-LED screen, and multiple connectivity options. But there are still some things you can't do with a MacBook Pro. Here are five features some Mac users are still...
apple mac ipad watch trade in

Apple Launches Limited-Time Bonus Trade-In Credit for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch in Many Countries

Wednesday May 11, 2022 5:14 am PDT by
Apple has launched a special limited-time offer for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, and iPad trade-in that offers customers additional credit when trading in their only device for a new one. The offer is being run in several countries including the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and France. In the UK, Apple is offering up to £50 of extra trade-in credit...
airpodsprodesign

Kuo: AirPods, MagSafe Battery Pack, and Other Apple Accessories Also to Switch to USB-C in Future

Sunday May 15, 2022 5:59 am PDT by
Earlier this week, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPhone 15 model with a USB-C port in 2023. Now, in a follow-up tweet, he has claimed that accessories like AirPods, the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad trio would also switch to USB-C in the "foreseeable future." Both the iPhone and all of the aforementioned...