Adobe embraces the iPad with Photoshop Touch for iOS


Adobe is ready to release one of its flagship products on the iPad: Photoshop Touch will be available on Apple’s App Store for the iPad on Monday, giving those Adobe Photoshop Touch iPadwho depend on the famous photo-manipulation software a new tool with which to create art.

Photoshop Touch first revealed itself back in October at Adobe’s Developer Max conference. The iPad version briefly made an appearance in Australia and New Zealand over the weekend before Adobe (s adbe) and Apple (s aapl) pulled the plug, but it should become widely available Monday around the world, and it will cost $9.99 in the U.S.

In keeping with Adobe’s historical partnerships with Google’s Android (s goog) software, Photoshop Touch first arrived on that software. But Apple’s domination of the tablet market has continued into 2012, making it essential that Adobe release an iPad version of the software to stay current with those who use tablets more and more as primary computers. Adobe did make a version of Photoshop Express for the iPad, but the new version has more features, although it of course can’t compete with its PC cousin.

Adobe also plans to announce a new video service called Adobe Primetime, which it said would make it easier for to create versions of videos to run on different mobile devices, including those running iOS, Android, as well as so-called “smart TVs.” Primetime will be demonstrated Monday at the show, with the first part of the suite, Primetime Highlights–a video-publishing service for the iPad–arriving immediately.

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