Adobe will launch a “full version” of Photoshop for iPad in the near future. A report by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Nico Grant claims Adobe will give a peek at the app during its annual MAX creative conference in October.
The software developer is planning to unveil the new app at its annual MAX creative conference in October, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The app is slated to hit the market in 2019, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private product plans. Engineering delays could still alter that timeline.
While Adobe’s chief of Creative Cloud software Scott Belsky did confirm to Gurman and Grant that the company is indeed working on a new cross-platform version of Photoshop and other Adobe apps, he wouldn’t nail down a specific release date.
“My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible,” Belsky said in an interview. “There’s a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad. We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era.”
Adobe already offers a variety of Photoshop companion apps for iOS devices, such as retouching app Photoshop Fix, basic photo editing and collages app Photoshop Express, Photoshop Sketch for drawing and painting, and Photoshop Mix for creating and editing multi-layered images.
Adobe’s current suite of media creation and editing apps is known as Creative Cloud, which is a subscription service that provides access to Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator on Mac and Windows, as well as companion mobile apps for a monthly or annual subscription fee.
The new versions of the apps will allow running full versions of Adobe apps on the iPad as well as desktop operating systems, allowing users to continue editing documents across their multiple devices.