Adobe is planning to announced the real version of Adobe Photoshop for mobile devices and tablets, the app is project named Rigel and it is planned to be announced in Adobe’s Max conference for digital creators that is going to hold in October.
Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe was founded in February 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution.
As of 2015, Adobe Systems has about 13,500 employees, about 40% of whom work in San Jose. Adobe also has major development operations in Newton, Massachusetts; New York City, New York; Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lehi, Utah; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco and San Luis Obispo, California in the United States.
Adobe Photoshop is the arguably the best photo editing software on PC, and Adobe are planning to bring the special features of Adobe Photoshop to mobile devices. Project Rigel is designed and built based on the professionals retouching tools on its desktop version but it is more easier to use for people that are not really familiar with desktop use.
The app has a touchscreen interface, a menu of editing options, pop-out adjustment tool on the left side, its zoom ability is very strong as it can offer precisions when selecting areas of image with fingertips. It has facial recognition, ability to emphasize on smile by tilting eyes or raise mouth’s corner subject. At the bottom of Rigel, it features some options of adjust, smooth, colour, paint, crop defocus and other choices.
It is very important to bring Adobe photoshop to mobile devices. Adobe has been working on mobile apps for a while but nothing special like their desktop. Adobe announced the death of their earlier photo editor, Photoshop touch in May this year. With Google’s Snapspeed, VSCO Cam, pixelmator and others, it shows that Photoshop isn’t the essential software for mobile devices that it is on PCs. In addition, Adobe acquired Aviary in 2014, a company with a mobile editing app of its own that’s still available.
Rigel is going to be on iPhone and iPad first, but it will be coming on Android later but Adobe declined to say when. Adobe targets to get millions of downloads.
According to Cnet, Project Rigel will be free, it’ll dovetail with the PC version of Photoshop that’s a cornerstone of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a subscription that offers Photoshop and Lightroom for $10 a month or Adobe’s full suite of software for $50 a month. Those prices, which require a full-year commitment, are £6.98 and £45.73 in the UK, AUS$10 and AUS$50 in Australia and €10 and €50 in Europe.
Project Rigel serves as the bait, getting people to try out its photo-editing software with the idea of hooking them into its other subscription services.
Finally, we do hope to have real Photoshop on my mobile devices by June.