When it comes to photo editing, Adobe Photoshop is one of the first that comes to mind. One can not deny the quality of its photo manipulation, and editing. In fact, Photoshop has become so synonymous with photo editing that even using other photo editing software, it is still used to describe edited photos. However, as most know, Photoshop can only be used on Personal Computers (PC’s), and not on mobile devices like smartphone and tablets. There is good news however, as Adobe aims to extend its Photoshop services to mobile devices.
Adobe Systems, the maker of Photoshop, hopes that by October on its Max Conference for creative professionals and developers,they will have attained a Photoshop application for mobile devices. The app will initially be introduced to editing photos on Apple mobile devices like the iPad, and the iPhone. Later on, the free app will be available for Android devices. The app, currently known as Project Ridgel, is free and is created to bring easier interface accessibility to complex programs on PC’s.
Project Ridgel uses a touchscreen interface which shows editing options menu, a powerful zooming feature that allows gives users precise selection and editing on selected areas, and on the left side is a pop-out tool adjustment option. One feature that mobile Photoshop has that PC’s doesn’t have is the facial recognition program. Among the functions of this feature is that one can make their smiles brighter, or make their eyes appear wider, and so much more.
There is an undeniable rise to edited pictures, as social media like Instagram encourages people to post pictures of their selves, or scenery, and even food amongst other things. Most of social media users, especially Instagram, use mobile gadgets to take pictures. To achieve a more glamorous look, people use filters to further enhance their picture and make it look more appealing and magazine-worthy. Now with the upcoming arrival Project Ridgel, or Photoshop on mobile, one can expect an upsurge of Photoshopped pictures on various social media websites. Meanwhile, we can only look forward to October, and wait for the official release of Adobe Photoshop on mobile.