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Adobe Creative Cloud now in preview mode on Android

Posted by wicked October - 7 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

For designers and creative people that are dependent on Adobe’s suite of products (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc), it can sometimes be a pain to work mobile-wise, as you often cannot carry those programs and the files on your smartphone or tablet. Adobe has now shown a sort-of workaround to that with the launch, or at least preview, of the Adobe Creative Cloud for Android devices.

Now don’t get that excited and think that you can actually work directly from your mobile device. They actually haven’t reached that point yet. But what the app does is it allows you to browse and preview your Adobe files that are saved in their very own cloud storage. You can also organize the files that are stored in there, so you can manage your creative projects from the app itself by sharing it with other members of your team.

So, for example, you are going on vacation but would like to keep a close eye on the designs for an upcoming advertising pitch for a major brand, you can ask your graphic designers to upload their working files from Photoshop and Illustrator on the Creative Cloud. Then you could view them, make comments and suggestions (but probably through your messaging app of choice) so you can let your team know the changes or improvements that they can make to the current designs.

The Creative Cloud is subscription-based, but if you sign up for a free account, you get 2GB of cloud space as well as trial access to all creative tools from Adobe. However, it’s still just working on mobile phones as of now, and most creative people would probably prefer to view designs on tablets. And since it’s still on preview mode in the Google Play Store, you can expect a few bugs and kinks for now. But if you’d like to sample how the app works, you can download it for free (subscription isn’t free though).

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Adobe releases preview of Creative Cloud for Android

Posted by wicked October - 6 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

AdobeCloudWhen Google and Adobe first announced that Photoshop would be coming to a Chromebook near you, everyone jumped for joy. OK, most people with Chromebooks looking for the image editing app to come to ChromeOS did. Well, today Adobe is adding more to another of Google’s OS’s —Android —in the form of a file management program called Creative Cloud (preview).

As the name suggests, the app is a preview file management app that links you to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. With it, you’ll be able to view and manage your cloud based files including both AI and PSD files. For vector files, the app will render the file rather than show the actual vector file. It also seems to unlock new tools in your favorite apps, although we have no idea what those features are. Given that its a preview, not all the features are live but you can use the app to upload files to your Creative Cloud account.

Speaking of Creative Cloud accounts, you’ll need a free CC membership. With it you’ll have access to trial versions of Adobe’s suite and the added bonus of 2GB of storage in the cloud. Given Adobe’s sporadic and sometimes non-existent update structure we may not see an update for a while, even if Adobe promises regular updates, but hopefully they stick with this app. We have the QR Code and download link for you below.

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Adobe Photoshop now on Chrome OS

Posted by wicked September - 29 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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As Chromebooks become more popular, demand for access to programs that users are familiar with on other platforms is going to continue to grow.  Today it was announced that Adobe has decided to jump on board with Chrome OS by making their Creative Cloud, including a streaming version of Photoshop, available on Chromebooks. Although many of Adobe’s applications may be familiar to users as software that has to be downloaded and installed on a computer, the company has been pushing more features and services into the cloud. One of the benefits it appears is making the tools more platform-agnostic as seen with this latest move by Adobe.

The version of Creative Cloud and Photoshop that is being made available will only be available to U.S.-based education customers who have a paid Creative Cloud membership. In all likelihood though, Adobe will want to make this available to non-educators and outside the U.S. once they feel confident it is meeting customer expectations. Presumably other applications that are part of the Creative Cloud will be joining Photoshop

The streaming version of Photoshop runs straight from the cloud and is integrated with Google Drive. Google points out that the application should be an easy install for IT administrators with a “one-click deployment” to their teams.

Is there any particular application you are hoping will be made available on Chrome OS?

source: Google Chrome Blog

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Adobe Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks

Posted by wicked September - 29 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Chrome OS is Google’s attempt to bring the focus of modern computing away from physical apps and storage, and instead push it towards a more cloud-centric future. Of course the platform has come under criticism over the years for not being a “true OS and ecosystem” in the way that Windows, OSX or even Linux is. Despite its detractors, Chromebooks continue to gain in popularity and are a great tool for those that spend most of their time using the device for basic word processing, web browsing and web apps.

In recent times, Google has also made some pretty big changes allowing Chromebooks to be even more competitive, such as the introduction of desktop apps for Chrome and the introduction of Android apps to Chrome OS as well. Apparently this is just the beginning, as one of the biggest productivity apps in the desktop world is now making its way to the platform: Photoshop.

As you can imagine, there are some limitations here. First, this is a streaming version and will initially be available only to US-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership. Adobe also says that this is the same “Photoshop you know and love”, although certain features that Photoshop normally relies on a computer’s GPU for will not be available in this version.

Considering the hardware specs of most Chromebooks and the fact that certain features of Photoshop won’t work with the streaming version, we imagine that this solution won’t exactly attract professional Photoshop users to the platform, but it could still be big news for occasional users or for those that simply want a back-up device for basic Photoshop use. Regardless, this is yet another major step in the right direction for Chrome OS as Google continues to close the functionality gap between Chromebooks and “traditional computers”.


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Streamable Adobe Photoshop Arrives for Chromebooks

Posted by Tim-o-tato September - 29 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Chromebook users now have a new program to play with, one with quite a prestige, Adobe Photoshop. Google announced a partnership with Adobe this morning, which will bring the photo editing software to Chrome OS users who currently hold a Creative Cloud membership.

The software is streamed via a data connection to Chrome OS, allowing a user’s work to be synced directly to Adobe’s cloud for access remotely or at your desktop. 

Access is quite limited to begin with, with the software only being available to U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership. Over time, access will be opened to additional customers.

Looking forward to using this?

Via: Google Chrome

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Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal

Posted by wicked July - 12 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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Adobe knows that the world is evolving to be mobile-centric, so it order to adapt, it’ll have to continue heavily supporting its mobile applications.

As a result, the company has updated Photoshop Express on both Android and iOS to add blemish removal and defogging tools. Most importantly, perhaps, is the added ability to import RAW files for editing. You can do all of this for free — just head to the link after the break to download the app from the Play Store.

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Source: Engadget

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Adobe Photoshop Express update brings borders and ‘pet-eye’ fix

Posted by wicked April - 17 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Adobe Photoshop Express for Android is seeing an update, bringing in a few editing features. We can now add borders to our shots, and Adobe has a unique take on red-eye reduction — for pets. Navigation is also improved, rolling in along with the mysterious bug fixes.

Borders are just what they seem — borders. Add a ripped effect to make your photo look torn from a magazine, or something a little fancier. For those interested in mobile editing, borders are a neat addition. It could add something different to social sharing, too — but we doubt it’ll be a widespread thing.

Adobe is also introducing what they call “Pet-eye” reduction. Sounds painful, but it’s not — it’s just red eye reduction for animals. Rather than the actual red, pets typically get a green hue to their eyes when hit at the wrong angle. Adobe is doing for your beloved pet what they’ve long done for you. See? Dogs are people, too.

The update is rolling out now, so be on the lookout for it. A free app, Adobe Photoshop Express is one of the better after-shot editors on the market. Sadly, their quickly losing ground to native camera apps that do a more tha adequate job of photo editing.

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Adobe Revel makes its way to Android – privately share photos with family and friends

Posted by wicked March - 6 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Adobe Revel is now available on Android. iOS users have been using Adobe Revel since 2011 to store and share their photos with select groups of family and friends. Starting now, Android users can view, share and store their photos too.

Adobe Revel is a photo storage service in which users can build albums to organize photos and videos. Photos and albums remain private by default. Users can then invite other Revel users to participate with specific albums, so that everyone can upload and enjoy each others photos. With the Android app, Revel now works across most major devices so that the whole family can get involved. Access to your photos is also convenient as your albums sync across all of your connected devices.

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The Revel app on Android has a few basic editing tools, then integrates with Photoshop and other Adobe creative tools for those that really want to get their photos just right.

Adobe Revel is available as a free download in the Google Play Store. Enjoy unlimited photo uploads for the first 30 days, but then be prepared to upgrade to a $5.99/month plan, or continue on free with some restrictions. If you happen to be looking for a Google+ Photos replacement, you’ll want to also install the Revel Importer app, which will upload all current photos on your device, then auto-upload any new photos you take, just like Google+ does.

How many Revel users out there have been waiting for this Android app? If you’ve used both, do you prefer Revel over Google+?


    







Adobe Revel Comes to Android, A Private Photo Sharing Service With Cloud Sync

Posted by wicked March - 5 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

One of the best features of iOS is Photo Stream, an iCloud connected service that allows users to upload pictures to be shared in an album only select friends and family members can view. Android, though it now has Google+ backup of photos, still doesn’t feature an easy medium for friends and family members to upload pictures into one album. Adobe Revel, which has been on iOS for three years now, looks to fix this by coming over to Android with a nifty suite of features.

The main purpose of the app is to back photos up privately and only allow certain people to access them, much like Photo Stream. A practical use case would be at a family gathering, where everyone with a smartphone can take their own pictures and upload them to be privately seen by each other.

Another feature is the ability to edit pictures after they’ve been uploaded using the service, which can be handy if you want someone else to edit your pictures for you using the service. You can manage who has which permissions in one of these Group Libraries, though,  so your friends don’t go crazy deleting and editing photos.

Features

  • Invite friends and family to join a Group Library, where you and your inner circle can create a huge collection of everyone’s photos and videos. You control who can view, add, organize, and edit the memories in a Group Library.
  • Create albums to keep your photos and videos organized.
  • Share albums with loved ones in private web galleries.
  • Share photos and videos on your favorite social networks.
  • Edit your photos to make your memories look their best.

Adobe Revel is available for free on Google Play, so go give it a whirl and let us know what you think.

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Adobe Revel keeps your precious memories within your private circles

Posted by wicked March - 5 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

It seems that Adobe hasn’t totally forgotten about Android yet. It has just released a new app called Revel that gives users a semi-private place to share their photos with family and friends without having to worry about unwanted eyes taking a peek as well.

Adobe Revel is practically a photo sharing platform with user access control. But instead of defaulting to sharing everything with everyone and anyone, Revel presumes that you want to share with as limited a number of people as possible. With Group Libraries, users can not only share photos with only the people they want, but those people can also add their own photos into the collection. This makes Revel more of a collaborative activity, perfect for pooling family photos together for family members and only family members to see.

But Revel is more than just a social photo sharing service . It is a cloud-enabled photo app in its own right. Revel allows users to sync their photos across all supported devices, desktop or mobile, so that you can take them anywhere with you. And being Adobe, there is naturally some element of photo editing available, with different filter and effects options.

Adobe Revel is now on Google Play Store and is compatible with any Android device running Android 4.0 and higher. The app is available for free but it does require users to sign in with an Adobe, Google+ or Facebook account.

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Download: Adobe Revel on Google Play Store