Calling all creatives! Adobe is working on a real Photoshop app for tablets that will have most (if not all) of the image manipulating tools found in its computer version — layers and all — optimized for the fingers.
Shown off at Photoshop World 2011, Adobe's work-in-progress concept "real" Photoshop app (not Photoshop Express) shows what an iPad is really capable of. For the most part, tablets are devices for consuming media, not for creating them, but as Adobe unveiled at the keynote, Photoshop can be scaled down and still remain useful. Details on the app are sketchy but if we were to guess, the app is probably running on an iPad 2 to take advantage of the nine times graphics boost, dual-core CPU and larger RAM.
On the desktop, Photoshop is not exactly considered a "light" app. It's the professional tool of choice for most creatives and up until now, a full Photoshop experience on the iPad might not have been possible because of hardware limitations.
In the video below, you'll see some light Photoshopping done with fingers and layers that are stacked on top of one another in real time. Even though its still a concept, it's promising to know that Adobe is at least exploring new ways to use old tools.
Via Photography Bay