Adobe Photoshop Express – iPhone App of the Week
This is a regular feature of the blog looking at the various iPhone and iPad Apps available. Some of the apps will be useful for those involved in learning technologies, others will be useful in improving the way in which you work, whilst a few will be just plain fun! Some will be free, others will cost a little and one or two will be what some will think is quite expensive.
This week’s App is Adobe Photoshop Express.
Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand — without wasting your device’s valuable storage space.
Photoshop Express is a companion to Photoshop.com, your online photo sharing, editing, and hosting resource. Create a free Photoshop.com account to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online.
HAVE FUN ON THE RUN
With Photoshop Express, it’s easy to improve your photos. Choose from a variety of one-touch effects, or simply drag your finger across the screen to crop, rotate, or adjust color. Add artistic filters like Soft Focus or Sketch. And never fear: You can undo and redo changes until you get just the look you want—a copy of your original file is always saved.
Top editing features:
• Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and Flip
• Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White, and Contrast
• Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus, and Sharpen
• Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, and Soft Black and White
• Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, and Film Emulsion
SHOW ON THE GO
Photoshop Express lets you access your entire online photo and video library directly from your Photoshop.com account. Relive memories with your friends and family anytime, anywhere. Show off all your favorite photos and videos with instant slideshows. It’s like having thousands of photos and videos right in your pocket!
I do quite like taking photographs and as a result I have bought a fair few photo apps for the iPhone and the iPad. The Adobe Photoshop Express app though having many features of other apps is free. So it is worth the money?
The app is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad.
As you have a camera on the iPhone it is (despite the small screen) a useful app for the iPhone, whilst the larger screen of the iPad makes it a a great app for that device.
Once you have got the photo into the application, either via camera or from your onboard photo collection there are various tools and filters you can use. You can crop, flip, rotate and straighten your image. Adjust the image colours, tones and exposure.
Add a variety of effects and borders, including sketch, vignette blur and white glow! Adding borders for example is quite simple, click and choose.
For some of the effects you can adjust the intensity, however for the built in effects like white glow, you have just the one built in effect, with no ability to go in and adjust. For this reason this may not be the app for you, if you like to apply and adjust effects on your photographs.
Once you have edited your image you can save it back to your iPhone or iPad. You can also upload direct to Facebook or if you have one your photoshop.com account.
Personally though the app has a lot of features, some of the effects are quite limited and not all can be “edited” to add a subtle effect. However this is a free app and for that reason if you are looking for a photo editing app for your iPad or iPhone then Adobe Photoshop Express certainly has the key features that you will need, is quite easy to use and will meet most people’s needs.