Adobe is probably the most famous multimedia editing software company. Apart from pc software, the company has also released a few amazing mobile apps, available to everyone for free. We have already seen the Adobe Premiere Clip to edit videos on iPhone and Android. Let's take a look at the rest of Adobe's mobile creations: Adobe Photoshop Express, Fix, Mix, Sketch, and Lightroom CC.
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What are the Adobe's Photoshop mobile apps?
Adobe had an interesting idea about its presence on iOS and Android. Instead of creating a single Photoshop mobile app which would attempt to include everything, they broke Photoshop's functions into five distinct apps.
Each app has a variety of features and delivers a different part of Photoshop to the mobile apps.
Even though we can use the apps on our phone, we will have a better experience if we use a device with a bigger screen, such as a tablet.
We will start with Photoshop Express, Adobe's first attempt to create a Photoshop application.
Photoshop Express has been around for a few years now. It's probably the most universal app Adobe has on mobile.
Photoshop Express offers some basic editing tools, filters, collage maker, and more.
With Photoshop Express, we can do a basic image editing; we can crop, rotate, flip, and remove red-eye from photos.
Moreover, with the cutting tool, we can change the size of an image to fit the ideal dimensions of our social media accounts.
In addition, in Photoshop Express we will find color correction settings, photo frames, and an auto-fix feature.
Photoshop Express supports the following formats, JPG and PNG. Meanwhile, it also supports the following RAW files:
- arw (SONY)
- cr2, crw (CANON)
- dng, erf (EPSON)
- raf (FUJI)
- 3fr, fff (HASSELBLAD)
- dcr (KODAK)
- mrw (KONICA)
- mos (LEAF)
- rwl (LEICA)
- nef, nrw (NIKON)
- orf (OLYMPUS)
- rw2 (PANASONIC)
- pef (PENTAX)
- srw (SAMSUNG)
In general, Photoshop Express is a basic easy-to-use image editor, with plenty of tools.
Photoshop Fix, unlike Photoshop Express, has powerful tools to retouch and restore an image.
With Photoshop Fix, we can remove any imperfections, smooth the skin, and adjust the shape of facial features.
Also, we can change the brightness and contrast of a photo.
In general, with Photoshop Fix we have some powerful editing tools in our hands. If we take selfies and want a perfect picture, then Photoshop Fix has everything we need.
With Photoshop Express we can fix imperfections and do simple image editing. Meanwhile, Mix offers Photoshop’s layers and advanced tools.
In Photoshop Mix, we can remove objects from our photos, combine multiple images in one, and work with different layers.
In addition, with Mix, we can combine our photos to create even more exciting results.
Moreover, it has a guide which we can follow to learn the basics of Photoshop Mix.
Photoshop Mix allows us to combine different pictures without having them look like they are stitched together.
Adobe took the Photoshop's painting engine and brought it to Photoshop Sketch. And that's how a powerful digital drawing app was born.
In Photoshop Sketch we will find a variety of brushes, in which we can change the color, the size, the transparency, and more. Meanwhile, we can download more brushes from Adobe's assets.
Furthermore, Photoshop Sketch supports layers and pre-made shapes, making drawing even easier.
If we usually draw by hand and have a large-screen tablet, then Photoshop Sketch is the best choice for us.
Photoshop Lightroom CC
The last Photoshop app is Lightroom CC and is the only one that follows a similar principle as the PC version. Maybe that's why it's the only app that has the same name as the PC version equivalent.
Photoshop Lightroom is the Adobe's RAW photo organization and editing app.
In Photoshop Lightroom, we won't be able to make collages as we can in Photoshop Express, or combine images as in Mix.
But we can sort our photos, rate them, add tags, and much more.
If we edit images to adjust brightness, saturation, and more, we no longer need Photoshop. Lightroom will fully cover us, and we can also sync our pictures, thanks to our Adobe account.
The only negative aspect of Photoshop Lightroom is that we need to have a Premium Subscription which costs $4.99 per month to use a few of its tools. However, if we have a Creative Cloud subscription, then we get the tools for free.
What's your opinion about Adobe's apps?
Someone might say that these features could be in one app, instead of five. However, as we have seen, Adobe tried to separate Photoshop's tools, by creating smaller applications that each does a different job.
Let's not forget that Photoshop is a great software. Most of us don't use the program to its full capacities. So, it's better to have a small application that does exactly what you want.
Did you know Adobe Photoshop Express and the rest of the apps? What is your opinion about them after you read our presentation?
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