For a long time, Adobe Photoshop and its multitude of features has been just about the ultimate in software for editing images. It even became a verb as in, “That picture was photoshopped”. It also cost a fortune and has been primarily used by professionals. But now there is a just-released iOS app from Adobe called “Photoshop Fix” that provides many of the Photoshop features for free.
The app is currently available for iPhones and iPads with the promise that it will also be made available for Android devices in the future. It has just been released at the Apple App Store. It is an 88 MB download and comes in several languages. One catch is that you need to have an Adobe account. The account is free but you have to give Adobe your email address. The app can be integrated with other accounts like Facebook and with the locations of your graphics on your iOS devivce but you have to agree to Adobe'e privacy conditions.
You can read the description of the app at this web link. Here are some of the features that are listed.
• Retouch and restore photos using tools that give you the exact look, structure and feel you want:
- Liquify — Push, pull, rotate, swell or reshape any area to create subtle or drastic effects.
- Heal and patch — Fix imperfections using content from surrounding areas and then blend the result.
- Smooth — Simply paint to smooth or sharpen skin, landscapes or other content.
- Lighten and darken — Add or remove light from specific parts of a photo.
• Edit and adjust photos using a variety of essential tools:
- Color — Desaturate to remove all color or to create a mix of color and black-and-white.
- Paint — Get precise effects with an eyedropper that lets you sample colors, an adjustable brush and an eraser.
- Adjust — Add vignettes and control exposure, contrast and saturation
- Defocus — Blur part of a photo to draw attention to your key subject.
There is also a forum here. All in all, it looks like an excellent free solution to the photo editing needs of iOS users who are not professionals.
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