Get a Sneak Peek of an Early Prototype of Adobe’s Mobile Retouching

In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows off some serious retouching capabilities of Adobe’s mobile photo retouching on the iPad. He doesn’t name the app but these features will probably show up in a future iteration of a Photoshop mobile app.

I have always been a little clumsy making fine edits with my fingers on the iPad. I have tried using a stylus with varied degrees of success. I don’t think I’m alone in these challenges either. Today, I just don’t know how serious this feature can be taken. It could be one of those handy features used occasionally that is nice to have, but not essential.

Then again, it may turn out to be an app/feature that hits just in time for the rumored iPad Pro. The more horsepower Apple continues to put into the iPad, the more closely the spec sheet approaches Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. And, if that happens, Wacom’s products may become even more niche solutions than they already are.

Adobe apps have to become much more robust on iOS and Android before that happens and this teaser shows that Adobe is well on its way to doing just that.

 

Lightroom 6 Officially Unveiled with Powerful New Features

Lightroom 6

After months of rumors, Adobe has officially released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. It almost seemed inevitable, but Adobe has split the Lightroom purchase options and features to a standalone version (Lightroom 6) and a subscription version (Lightroom CC, as part of the Photoshop Photography Plan and the full Creative Cloud suite). [Read more…]

Next Major Adobe Creative Cloud Release Requires OS X 10.9 or Higher

Creative Cloud

It is common practice for software companies to stop supporting older operating systems at some point. However, Adobe’s upcoming major Creative Cloud update will require Mac OS X 10.9 or higher to run applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. OS X 10.9 was released less than two years ago. That is pretty cut-throat for OS support.

Of course, Adobe claims this is all for the good of the user “in order to take advantage of the latest operating system and technologies.” With NAB around the corner, we will probably see what’s under the curtain the next two or three weeks.

Lightroom 6 is a little more lenient and will support OS X 10.8 and above.

Regardless, if you are stuck on an older version of Mac OS X due to support for legacy software apps, then it is time to make a decision about what’s more important to your workflow. Or, at the very least, figure out a dual boot scenario that works for you and your system.

If you want to upgrade, of course, Apple offers a free update to OS X 10.10.

The next major Creative Cloud release is presumed to support at least Windows 7 and up, although Adobe has not officially confirmed that yet. We’ll let you know if that changes.