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Adobe will discontinue Photoshop Touch on May 28th
When Adobe launched Photoshop Touch in the Google Play Store a few years ago, it was meant to be an all-in-one editing tool that felt similar to Photoshop on the desktop. Although it was a difficult sell at $9.99 for most users, it actually did a pretty good job at mirroring the experience you’d find on the desktop. Fast forward to today, and the company has been focusing much of its efforts on new applications and editing tools for mobile and on the desktop. Because these tools have proven themselves as worthy replacements over the past months, Adobe has just announced that its pulling Photoshop Touch from the Google Play Store on Thursday, May 28th.
The company won’t be shipping out anymore updates to the app, but Photoshop Touch users who don’t want to jump ship will still be able to use the application in its entirety. All hope isn’t lost for Android users, though. Adobe explains:
Photoshop Touch was available across platforms and so I’d like to leave all of you on Android with some good news – we’re actively developing new mobile applications for Android and will share those with you very soon.
The Adobe team also has plans to bring a “serious retouching solution” to mobile, codenamed Project Rigel. Expected to be officially unveiled in late 2015, Project Rigel is shown off in the demo video below having no problem editing a massive 50MP image. Details are a bit scarce on this new project for now, but to tide you over until an official announcement takes place, check out the demo below:
Be sure to download the application from the Google Play Store before it’s gone for good! Any folks out there still using Photoshop Touch?