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Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0

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By Cliff Joseph

Posted in Phones, 31st March 2011 06:00 GMT

iOS App of the Week Having taken the plunge into iPhone photography with the Slow Shutter Cam app, I decided my next step should be Adobe's Photoshop Express, which has just been updated to version 2.0.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express: the UI's as straightforward is it could be

Photoshop Express is by no means the most sophisticated photo-editing app available, but the basic version is free and is very quick and easy to use.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can shoot photos within the app itself and then go straight into editing mode. Oddly, though, Adobe seems to have overlooked the cameras in the iPad 2, so you still have to shoot photos using Apple’s Camera app and then import them into Photoshop Express for editing.

The editing tools provided are straightforward, and include options such as crop, rotate and straighten, and basic controls for exposure, saturation and contrast.

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Crop your snaps (left) then upload them direct (right)

There’s also a small selection of effects filters, and the app makes good use of the touchscreen controls by allowing you to adjust settings by sliding your finger across the screen.

Optional extras

There’s also an option to purchase an additional "camera pack", which costs £2.39 and includes a noise-reduction filter, self-timer and preview option. I have to say that I wasn’t wildly impressed by the camera pack, but the free app has found itself a spot on the ‘fun apps’ screen on my iPad.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Plenty of effects filters are included

The iPad’s touch-sensitive screen feels far more natural than using a mouse to perform simple editing tasks – and you can put your feet up on the sofa while you work too. ®

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Edit snaps straight from the camera (left) but you'll have to pay extra for timed shots (right)

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