Adobe has a new version of Creative Cloud for 2014, along with a Photography Plan that pairs together two shutterbug favorites, Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. The new app suite sees fourteen titles updated for this year, including changes to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, and Premiere Pro CC, in addition to a batch of new mobile apps.
Adobe isn't the only company with a new iPad stylus today, with Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint based on the same technology as the Adobe Ink and promising to deliver 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity in a new breed of iOS art apps. Jot Touch hooks up to the iPad via Bluetooth LE, communicating pressure as well as signals from the two barrel buttons, into new apps like Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch.
Adobe has released Photoshop Mix for iPad, harnessing the native graphics processing power of Apple's tablets as well as the remote crunching capabilities of the cloud, for keen image editors. Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, it can open standard PSD Photoshop files shared from the desktop. Meanwhile, Lightroom mobile for iPhone is being released too, joining the existing iPad version.
Adobe got tired of waiting for a great stylus for the iPad, and so it took on the challenge itself, coming up with Adobe Ink and its companion ruler, Slide. Pens for the iPad aren’t new, but neither have they been especially proficient, but Adobe is aiming to change all that with slickly designed hardware and tightly-integrated software. I’ve been using Adobe Ink & Slide with the iPad Air for the past few weeks; read on for my full verdict.
On its blog yesterday, Adobe introduced Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 release candidate. With this comes support for six additional cameras from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and Panasonic. A variety of new lens profiles have also been added, as well as some new features for those using Photoshop CC.
Michael Gough, Vice President of Experience Design at Adobe took the stage this week at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 event. There he showed off a new version of Photoshop for Windows 8. This version of Photoshop for Windows 8 was optimized for touch - and made ready for working with the Surface Pro 3 right out of the box.
Apple has always pushed the iPad as a content creation tool, but Adobe is taking things one step further with Adobe Voice for iPad, a new video app that promises easy storytelling with pro-style results. Intended to create the sort of heartstring-tugging or wallet-opening clips that you commonly see shared on Facebook or crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Adobe Voice effectively makes its After Effects engine automatic.
Adobe has launched a new photo software suite for iPad users called Adobe Lightroom mobile. We heard that Adobe was working on this iOS app nearly a year ago and it is finally here. Lightroom mobile is a companion app to the Lightroom desktop software. Those interested in the new mobile app can only get access to it as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
President Obama has been working on his ConnectED Initiative for a while. The goal of that initiative is to improve the education system in the US and help education move into a more technology focused world. The initiative has added a couple new firms to the mix, including one of the larger software firms out there.
Earlier this month we talked a bit about Photoshop CC getting the ability to print directly to a 3D printer. That early 3D printing capability was compatible with popular 3D printers like the Makerbot Replicator. That printer uses different plastic materials and isn’t able to print in full color.