The world’s leading photography, editing, and design platform is on the iPad. Now you can harness the power of Photoshop to create anything you imagine, wherever inspiration strikes.
Ready to use Photoshop on the iPad? If you have a qualifying membership, 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 new cloud technology, so you can stay in flow across all your devices.
Using Photoshop with Adobe Fresco
Take your artwork to the next level using Photoshop together with Adobe Fresco, our newest drawing and painting app. It’s included with a Photoshop or Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. Adobe Fresco is powerful for pros, yet simple enough for emerging artists. Work with vector, raster, and live brushes. Your Photoshop and Adobe Fresco documents automatically sync and save to the cloud.
Our first release on the iPad delivers core compositing and retouching tools designed for Apple Pencil and touch. We’re releasing new product features each month and invite fans to check out the “What’s new” page in the app to see what’s coming next, suggest new features, and help us build the Photoshop experience you want so you can bring your creative ideas to life anywhere.
Touch and Apple Pencil controls:
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 you do on your desktop. And with the 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. Your documents are automatically saved to the cloud as you work and available on any device running Photoshop.
Make precise selections with the Lasso tool and advanced selections with the Object Selection and Select Subject tools. Use the Brush tool to mask in and out certain parts of your image to create sophisticated composites, and perfect your selections with the Refine Edge Brush.
Edit and enhance images and remove unwanted elements with features such as spot healing and the Clone Stamp tool. Adjust your color tones with Curves.
Supported operating system
• iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Cellular)
• iPad Pro (all generations)
• iPad 7th Generation
• iPad 6th Generation
• iPad 5th Generation
• iPad Mini 5th Generation
• iPad Mini 4
• iPad Air 3rd Generation
• iPad Air 2
• Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
• Apple Pencil (1st generation)
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Summer is here, and so is an update to Photoshop! We're excited to bring more to the iPad with this update:
- Work with Lightroom: You can now send photos directly from Lightroom into Photoshop, edit them as you wish, and send them back to your Lightroom catalog. Combine raw editing in Lightroom with the power of Photoshop! Simply open a photo in Lightroom and tap "Edit in Photoshop"
- Fixed an issue with fonts selections in the type tool
- Fixed an issue where tapping the Share button caused unwanted brushstrokes
Enjoy the update, and continue to send us feedback and thoughts through the app or our web forums!
- The Photoshop Team
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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.
Promising start...but pricing?
So far I’m liking the app. True, it’s not in parity with the desktop Creative Cloud version of Photoshop. It’s pretty suitable for my needs. (Though I do look forward to smart object compatibility).
Pricing will make or break Adobe’s presence on my iPad. I’m fine paying for a subscription but I encourage exploration of bundle pricing or lower cost pricing. As it stands I feel I have to decide between Fresco or Photoshop (each $9.99) —and then apparently Illustrator is around the corner. I’m assuming that will be another $9.99.
I implore Adobe to make these products cheap enough that I don’t need to decide. Look at Apple Arcade —everyone I know feels that Apple made that a great value. Thus I’m paying for Apple Arcade even though I don’t play that many games. BUT it’s inexpensive enough that I don’t think about it. Or Microsoft’s model: for $6.99 a month you get the entire Office Suite and 1TB of storage. I’m not saying Adobe needs to go that low but you can see how that kind of pricing is very inviting, especially to amateur hobbyists.
Had a lot of potential
I have always loved photoshop for everything from personal to professional use. So I was very excited to finally get a full version of photoshop for my 12.9 iPad Pro. What I found though was that this is not a “full” version of photoshop at all. This does have many of the features I know and love, but lacks a SIGNIFICANT amount of the functionality I have enjoyed on my PC experience. I am a current paid membership user of the desktop version, so I was hoping for more of a one to one translation.
My biggest grievance isn’t the lack of features though. My largest issue is the downscaling of the “cloud” files. When I upload a photo project I am working on for a client, and the PC is showing a file size of 4700x5600, I am expecting that same pixel count on the ipad. What I got was a loss of about 15% across the board on any file I uploaded to the cloud. This means that projects I want to take with me on the go are not the same resolution as they are on my personal computer. This also means that any retouching I want to do will be absolutely a moot point as I wont be able to have control of the finer details that I do on PC.
I still love everything that photoshop is capable of doing, but this version feels more like a Photoshop “lite” than it does Photoshop. I am excited for the possibility moving forward but for now unfortunately I will have to stick to my computer.
- Adobe Inc.
- 245.8 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 13.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Japanese
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Photoshop on the iPad: Monthly $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.