Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK Supports Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS
Adobe announced the launch of the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK), meant to enable the development of applications for more operating systems than before, through adding support for mobile devices powered by Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS or iOS.
The new tool offers developers the possibility to come up with mobile and tablet applications that would interact with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software.
Adobe explains that the new Photoshop Touch SDK, complemented by a new scripting engine in Photoshop CS5, comes with support for apps developed for the said mobile OSes, which can interact with Photoshop on the desktop as well.
The new Touch SDK offered Adobe the possibility to come up with three initial Photoshop CS5 companion apps destined for Apple's iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop.
These mobile applications were meant to offer users the possibility to design custom color swatches, or to paint and drive Photoshop tools straight from tablet devices.
"Our research shows that creatives are adopting tablets faster than any other group and we heard loud and clear that they want to use their devices to interact with Photoshop, the tool they depend on most of all", said John Loiacono, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Solutions, Adobe.
"The apps that we announced today show some of the creative ways tablets can work with Photoshop and over the next few months Photoshop's vibrant developer community is going to dazzle us with innovative apps that further integrate tablet devices into creative workflows".
The Touch SDK would offer developers wide access to Photoshop functionality, while also enabling them to innovate and create new apps or expand the available capabilities in others.
The company also notes that it has already worked with developers for the incorporation of tablets and other devices into "creative workflows that empower Photoshop users in new and groundbreaking ways".
Find the download link of Adobe Photoshop SDK Touch SDK CS5.1 Preview at the end on this post.