At their Adobe MAX conference in early October, Adobe announced they would be releasing a suite of tablet-optimized versions of their popular graphic design and photo editing tools on Honeycomb tablets. This announcement was widely acclaimed, as it would most notably bring a feature rich version of Adobe’s Photoshop application for the low, low price of $10.
Early this morning, Adobe launched this suite of six applications onto the Android market for $9.99 each. The following applications can now be yours to enjoy on your Honeycomb tablets.
Photoshop is one of the most widely used programs for photo editing in the world, and rightfully so. The Photoshop Touch application allows you to use all the core Photoshop tools to edit and transform your images in a clean and polished application.
Adobe Proto lets you create wireframes of websites and applications on your tablet. I’m sure this is the kind of application that makes Clark feel all warm and gushy on the inside. If you’re into wireframes and the like, you’ll probably want to check out Proto.
Kuler is an application that lets you generate color themes that can inspire any design project. Adobe further claims that Kuler is the most powerful color inspiration tool anyone has seen on a tablet device.
Adobe Collage lets you assemble moodboards by combining images, drawing and text. If you don’t know what a moodboard is, you’re probably not alone. A few of the screenshots in the market show off the kinds of things you can create in Collage, including a cool looking flow chart.
Debut is a form of presentation tool that allows you to present and capture feedback of designs and other Creative Suite creations with colleagues and friends virtually anywhere from the comfort of your tablet. This is perfect for you on-the-go designer types. (Here’s looking at you, Angie).
Ideas is a digital sketchpad application that allows users to create drawings using vectors, layers and color themes. Ideas allows you to fully zoom in on your creations, perfecting the level of detail necessary to produce your creation at almost any size imaginable.
All of Adobe’s new applications serve a unique purpose that is sure to capture the imagination of the designers who will be purchasing them. Each application allows you to sync your creations to the Adobe Creative Cloud for further edits/perfections using the Creative Suite on your Mac or PC.
Since I’m not a graphic designer by any stretch (though I do have a lot of interest in this field), I’ve only found myself confident enough to purchase the Photoshop program. Adobe has a knack for putting together fully featured, beautiful applications out to market, so I probably will be expanding my repertoire very soon.
Which of these applications are you guys going to purchase? Any of you out there who don’t currently have an Android tablet now planning to purchase one because of these powerful new tools?