Adobe Photoshop Touch App Now Available For iPad

Enterprise software maker Adobe Systems Inc. has announced the launch of a pared down variant of its massively popular photo editing software Photoshop, aimed exclusively at the iPad owners.

The new offering, to be known as "Photoshop Touch" will come equipped with a range of tablet-centric features which will enable users to apply various photo effects, as well combine various images for websites as well as printed pages right from their iPad.

The software was already available in the Android Market, but iPad users can now also download it from the iTunes Store for $9.99.

"The app, which is as close to identical to its Android version as is possible given the platform differences, is available on iTunes for the same $9.99; it requires an iPad 2 running iOS 5," Lori Grunin of Cnet noted in her report.

The move has been termed as a desperate attempt by Adobe to delve into the Apple system, especially after the iPhone maker barred Adobe Flash from its flagship products including iPads and iPhones.

As well as the successful launch of Photoshop Touch for the iPad, Adobe also came up with a test version of their forthcoming service Air Software, which will allow Flash developers to design apps running on iOS and Android mobile operating system platforms.