Photoshop Comes to the Android

Posted by at 10:47 am on November 6, 2009

Adobe today introduced the Mobile for the Android platform. The release comes less than a month after the launch of Mobile for iPhone, which is one of the “Top Free” applications on at the App Store.

Mobile Photo Sharing and Editing Features

The application gives Android owners easy image-editing tools, color adjustments and instant photo-sharing capabilities.   There is the standard crop, rotate and flip, plus a soft focus filter that can be used to create a subtle blur effect.   Color adjustments such as saturation, tint changes and classic black-and-white are possible too.   Since all edits and changes can be undone, users can be confident that their original photo will be safe. After making edits on their Android device, users can upload photos from their phone to their account to view and retrieve their images at a later time with in the Android app or via an computer on the internet.

Android Only Features

In addition, Mobile for Android offers features only available on Android phones. Users can automatically upload pictures to albums in the background, even when the Mobile application is not running. accounts provide 2GB of free online photo storage, which equates to over 1,500 photos. Made possible by the Android API, the new tab-based user interface enables users to view local and online content. Also, the Android Photo Browser makes maneuvering through photos fast and convenient, bringing users’ complete photo collections right to their pockets.

Pricing and Availability

The Adobe Mobile for Android application is available as a free download from the Android Market. More information on Mobile for Android can be found at The application is currently available in the U.S. and Canada only.

After the release, the Mobile team will be available online for feedback, questions and the latest news via Facebook or Twitter. To join the conversation, follow @photoshopdotcom on Twitter and use the hashtag #PSdroid.

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