Over the years, Adobe Systems’ Photoshop has been synonymous with professional image editing, in so far as to “photoshop” has become a verb. Now, the company is taking its image editing tools to the mobile platform. On Nov. 6 it introduced Photoshop.com Mobile for the Android smartphone OS.
The program is available as a free download from the Android Market.
The Android version allows users to adjust exposure and color saturation, as well as the most basic photo editing tools such as crop, rotate, and flip. Changes made can be undone with the swipe of a finger. Unlike the version released for iPhone/iTouch, Photoshop.com Mobile for Android lacks filters for special effects.
A very useful feature of the program for Android allows users to upload edited photos directly to Photoshop.com, a cloud storage site for members. From there, users can share their photos with friends and family. Anyone can sign up for a free account, which comes with 2 GB of online storage.
“Adobe is excited to extend its digital imaging capabilities to Android phone users so they can take control of their growing collections of mobile photos,” said Doug Mack, vice president and general manager of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe in a press statement. “Photoshop.com Mobile is a great resource to edit, upload and share photos in a few short moments. It’s the perfect complement to the mobile phone cameras found on Android devices.”