Adobe Photoshop 4+

Photo Editor & Graphic Design

Adobe Inc.

    • 4.2 • 10.3K Ratings
    • Free
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Ready to use Photoshop on the iPad? If you have a qualifying subscription, just log in with your Adobe ID. If you don’t, try it with a 30-day free trial. Photoshop on the iPad opens the same files as Photoshop on your desktop (macOS or Windows) using cloud technology, so you can stay in sync across all your devices. Import your raw images directly into Photoshop, make nondestructive edits, and share for comments right within the app.

Photoshop on the iPad delivers core tools designed for Apple Pencil and touch. Get inspired and learn tips and tricks in our new inspiration gallery. Our guided tours and coach marks will help you get familiar with the UI, which has been designed for touch and the power of the Apple Pencil. Easily share with collaborators for commenting. We’re releasing new product features every month, so check out the “What’s new” page in the app to see what’s coming next, suggest features, and help us build the Photoshop experience you want.

Enhance images and adjust colour tones with Curves. Remove unwanted elements with the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp tools. Bring in your raw photos from your camera, iPhone 13 Pro (ProRaw), or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, edit them with the power of Photoshop, and send them back to your Lightroom catalog. Use the Object Selection and Select Subject tools to make quick and detailed selections when you’re combining images and fine-tune them with the Refine Edge Brush. Convert layers into Smart Objects that you can transform in a nondestructive way.

Blur the lines and soften distinct edges with the Smudge tool, which simulates the effects of painting with a wet paintbrush. Smudge, mix, and blend to create an original masterpiece. The Sponge tool gives you full control to adjust the color saturation precisely where it’s needed. Intensify or remove color from selected areas in a single brushstroke.

Swipe, pinch, tap, scribble, slide — you’ll feel closer to your work than ever before and with Apple Pencil, you have ultimate precision.

Work with your layer stack and toolbar tools just like on your desktop. With context-aware UI, only the core tools and panes are displayed, so you can focus on your canvas, not the clutter.

Create on your iPad with the Photoshop features you know and love, from retouching and compositing to spot healing and blend modes. Layers? They’re all here. Resolution? No difference. Your PSDs are exactly the same, whether you’re working on a desktop, laptop, or iPad.

It’s simple to keep your PSDs in sync across devices. Simplify reviews by sharing for comments right within Photoshop. Your documents are automatically saved to the cloud as you work and available on any device running Photoshop.

Supported by any device with iPadOS 14 and above.

Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy

What’s New

Version 5.5.2

A bug fix has been added to address an issue that arose with the previous update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10.3K Ratings

10.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Photoshop for iPadOS is powered by the same code base that drives the iconic desktop version, and it adds a new customizable interface optimized for touch and Apple Pencil. It’ll look instantly familiar to longtime fans. But Photoshop on iPad also feels like a new experience. To explore all that’s new, go to the app’s home screen and tap Learn for introductory videos and lessons on masking, creating composite images, and more.

CraftyDom41 ,

Each little update gets us closer to full fat photoshop

So we have to be realistic this still isn’t the photoshop experience a seasoned desktop user is used to. But don’t write it off straight away. If you are willing to try out some workaround workflows I think you will be surprised at what is possible now on the iPad.

I think the update that everyone is waiting for is the ability to have more adjustment layer options. Which thankfully Adobe have said, isn’t too far off. But in the meantime, you can always work around these options by using the light room for your colour edits. And Photoshop, for your detailed retouches of selections.

Although to be honest give it another year, I think we might be on the verge of a more fully featured photoshop app. Fingers crossed and shout out to the Adobe app developers, for always listening and prioritising new features, creatives crave. While ensuring they are fine tuned for an iPad experience.

Golfballmounty ,

It’s awesome why all the hate?

I know some folks may feel a little deflated about the lack of features in this release but honestly let’s look at the positives, first the layout , Adobe have made the transition from the desktop to the iPad Pro very intuitive it just works and is a great experience to use, you are able to forget about the program and just concentrate your project and being able to pick up on your desktop where you left off on your iPad is just awesome, you can work on projects on the move and jump straight on the desktop when back at the studio. Sure there are features missing which will com in time but none has touched on a big positive in my opinion, for those folks who are not fluent in photoshop this a great way to learn it really from the ground up, using the basic tools on the iPad which are powerful by the way and understand the way it works is huge and can only help them get to grips with it all and as and when new features are added they will grow as it grows, I am super excited about the future of this app now Apple has finally made the iPad Pro worth using with there latest updated OS.


Photoshop on the iPad: Monthly
Photoshop on the iPad: Monthly
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