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Adobe updates its Photoshop Express app for Android with Kitkat support

Has been given a boost with a new image rendering engine
Fri Jan 24 2014, 11:27

GRAPHICS SOFTWARE FIRM Adobe has given its Photoshop Express app for Android devices a makeover, adding a slew of updates along with a complete redesign.

Adobe's renovated app is now powered by an image rendering engine that is new to Android and is said to improve performance while enabling work with larger file sizes.

The app now also features a Corrections menu with slider controls to fine-tune exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows as well as colour temperature and tint.

"We've focused on making the app easy to use by bringing the most popular features to the top. 'Looks' (our word for filters), cropping, red eye reduction, and auto-correct are now all easy to discover," Adobe said in a company blog post.

"This version was rebuilt completely from the ground up for Android and is KitKat compatible. We have made every effort to fine-tune the app for Android."

Adobe said that Android users will also be able to access and process images saved on the SD card "faster than before".

The release also integrates with Adobe Revel, an app that lets you keep all of your family photos and videos in one place while letting you share them with different people, as only invitees can contribute or see what's shared.

"It's relationship based, personal sharing. And with this new version of Photoshop Express you can easily save the photos you edit directly to Revel," Adobe added.

The revamped app is still free for all Android users and can be found on the Google Play store in the Photography category.

Last week, Adobe added a host of updates to its Creative Cloud digital hub across its Creative Suite (CS), including the integration of 3D printing capabilities in Photoshop.

The update brought 20 new features to Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, and some more to Muse, which will arrive in late 2014, all with access to new Type Kit fonts in all of the firm's software products.

The main features included a perspective warp effect that allows users to easily manipulate images, along with a smart objects linking tool that will make it easier for designers to work on multiple projects at the same time. µ


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