Adobe Photoshop Touch Coming to Android in November, Showcased on Samsung Prototype Tablet (Updated)

Adobe Photoshop Touch was just demoed on stage here at Adobe MAX, dropping quite a few jaws and grabbing enough cheers to get us excited.  I actually booked it immediately after the on-stage walk-through over to Samsung’s booth to get some hands-on time with it and I’ve got to say, that this is going to be one cool tool when it launches in November.  As a piece of software that won’t be here for another month, it was very polished, easy to navigate, and powerful.  While I am by no means a PS pro, I saw every tool, brush, and setting that gets me through my day.

The tablet that Adobe is using to showcase it on is a prototype from Samsung that they won’t reveal much on (no it’s not running Ice Cream Sandwich).  It was built specifically for their new pen technology that is pressure sensitive and allows you to draw, erase and choose colors in a jiff.  In fact, we aren’t sure this model will ever make it to stores, but the idea of this type of pen experience on a tablet is intriguing.

The app will run $9.99 when it is released.

Update:  In the Adobe executive team Q&A that is going on right now, one question brought up the idea of plug-ins to Photoshop Touch.  Would there ever be any?  As of now, there are no plans, but you get the feeling that Adobe has already thought about it and will possibly introduce them in the future.  They did point out though, that tablets right now are where PCs were 5 years ago.  What they mean by that is that we have a long way to go before tablets can even come close to what we can currently do on a computer. Could plug-ins come in the next year?  Possibly.  I think NVIDIA’s quad-core processor is a step towards this happening.

Update 2:  In case anyone was wondering, all of their new Touch apps were built in Adobe AIR.

Press release, including their other new Touch apps below.   (more…)

Adobe Flash 11 and AIR 3 Available Tonight

Adobe has announced that Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 will be made available later tonight around 9PM Pacific or midnight for you east coasters.  Both releases will eventually bring major improvements that will help to revolutionize the way we game and consume content across multiple mobile platforms.  With this initial release though, we won’t see Stage3D, which is the major component to bringing hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics that can do upwards of 60 frames per second.

So for now, we’ll just have to look forward to these releases as stability and speed enhancers over 10.3 with the console-quality gaming to come at a later date.   (more…)

Adobe MAX Starts Today, Join Us For Coverage

Adobe MAX is going off this week and we are here in L.A. to see what goodies they have to offer.  So far they have been pretty mum on details, but would imagine that there will be plenty of mobile talk for all of us to enjoy.  Everyone remember the Flash Player 11 announcement from a couple of weeks back?  This should be a great opportunity for us to finally get a real look at their 3D plans for it among other things.  And of course, there will likely be other cross-platform announcements that are sure to dominate the show.

To follow along with all of the action, be sure to keep up with us on Twitter and here at the site.

Adobe to Introduce 3D Games and Cross-Platform HD Video with Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

Adobe surprised the heck out of the internet last night with their announcement of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, along with Stage3D architecture.  I think it’s pretty obvious that they are ready to take online gaming, video, and applications to the next level when these two drop in early October.

As you all know, the internet is a better place with Flash in it, so if this new version 11 can live up to even half of what this press release says, then we are in for some really incredible things. With Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 plus Stage3D, users will enjoy full hardware-accelerated rendering of 2D and 3D graphics at 1000x faster than version 10.  We are talking console-quality, 60 frames per second domination on computers with mobile versions on the way.

Some of the gaming industry’s top dogs like Zynga, EA, and Ubisoft have already endorsed this latest release.  So if Android users have continued to wonder still to this day why we aren’t seeing as many big time titles as iOS, then prepare yourselves, as this release is surely going to help remedy that situation.

Release is after the break, along with the video introduction of Stage3D by the Adobe crew.   (more…)

Both Adobe AIR and Flash 10.3 Receive Updates

Both Adobe AIR and Flash 10.3 should be prompting you to update any minute now.  Neither appear to include anything critical, but it’s always good to stay up-to-date on these things, right?

AIR changes:

  • AAC audio will now decode and play back correctly on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices.
  • Ghosting and green artifact issue now fixed on Android 2.2 devices with the NVIDIA Tegra2

Flash 10.3 changes:

Market Links: Flash 10.3 | Adobe AIR

Cheers Adam and @yisroelg1!