Adobe’s just unveiled touch versions of Photoshop and other illustration tools, but iPad users will have to wait to use them until at least next year.
It looks like the grudge between Adobe and Apple hasn’t been settled just yet. Overnight (Australian time) Adobe announced a slew of new tablet apps for illustration professionals. The cornerstone is undoubtedly Adobe Photoshop Touch, but there’s also Adobe Collage, Debut, Ideas, Kuler and Proto in the new touch suite. Each app will retail for US$9.99, although that’s stated as “introductory” pricing.
For now, though, it’s a touch illustration world that’ll only be available to Android tablet users, with Adobe announcing that the apps will be available in November. Availability for iOS devices isn’t yet clear; Adobe’s official release notes that
Adobe expects to make an announcement regarding iOS availability in early 2012.
On the one hand, ouch. On the other hand, will Adobe cut itself off from lots of tasty revenue by leaving at least 75 per cent (or more) of the tablet market out of the equation for now? [Adobe]