Feb. 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM ET
Photoshop Express has been available as an iPad app for quite some time, but — despite being quite powerful and feature-filled — it hasn't exactly satisfied fans of Adobe's popular image editing suite. Thankfully a "real" Photoshop app is available for the iPad now: Photoshop Touch.
We've known about Photoshop Touch since Adobe demonstrated some of its features about a year ago, but now the app can finally be downloaded from the Apple App Store. It will set you back ten bucks and it requires an iPad 2 (as it relies on the second-generation device's powerful guts).
The app offers "core" Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, adjustments and filters. It also allows you to use the iPad camera to fill in areas on layers, to use a scribble selection tool in order to select images, to wirelessly print using AirPrint, to upload projects to the Adobe Creative Cloud, to transfer layered files to Photoshop CS5 and more.
Photoshop Touch is now considered part of a "family" of iPad-friendly Adobe apps that includes previously released Photoshop companion apps Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav. In the coming months, Adobe Collage (a "moodboard" creation app), Adobe Debut (a presentation app), Adobe Ideas (a sketching app), Adobe Kuler (a color theme exploration app) and Adobe Pronto (a website prototyping app) will join that family as well.
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