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Adobe updates Photoshop Touch app with support for small tablets

If a picture is worth a thousand words, iOS and Android tablet users can start talking, thanks to the upgraded Adobe Photoshop Touch application.

The app lets users step into the professional photo-editing process from anywhere their tablet goes, then easily share the final product with family and friends.

Added support for three pressure-sensitive styli - the Pogo Connect, Jot Touch, and JaJa Stylus - make editing photos even easier. Users can draw, paint, and retouch images with a more natural look and feel, product manager Stephen Nielson suggested in a blog post. The listed styli are for iOS devices only.

Any iPad or Android tablet running Android 3.1 or later, with at least a 7in screen and a 1,024 x 600 resolution, will be compatible with the upgraded app. Photoshop Touch 1.4 is now optimised to work on smaller devices, most notably the iPad mini, Google Nexus 7, or the 7in and 8.9in Amazon Kindle Fires.

Additional new features include smoother brush strokes, the Lens Flare and Stamp Pattern effects, improved grid layout for projects, tutorials, and images, as well as new support for sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and other registered apps.

Adobe is encouraging social networking with a campaign to have users tweet their tablet-created artwork with the hashtag #PsTouch.

The app is currently available for £6.99 in the Apple iTunes Store, the Google Play store, and Amazon's Appstore for Android.