Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Jul 21, 2016

Adobe Photoshop Mix is tacking on some advanced features that are available now.

Per the Play Store:

WHAT’S NEW

COMBINE MORE THAN TWO LAYERS
Create more complex images now that you can combine up to five layers in a single image.
SOPHISTICATED BLENDING
Control layer opacity to seamlessly blend images for realistic or artistic results with new Blend Modes.
UNLIMITED SELECTIVE LOOKS
Apply as many Selective Looks as you want to each image layer to get just the effect you want.

The app remains free on Google Play.

Adobe Illustrator Draw Gets Better with Fresh features

Adobe Illustrator Draw Gets Better with Fresh features

May 18, 2016

Adobe Illustrator Draw, the free creative application for Android just updated to a new build, and the changes should definitely be appreciated.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

DRAW ANDROID 2.0
BRUSH PRESETS
Long press on the Brush icon to change your brushes
TABLET SUPPORT
Draw now works on tablet configurations. We have now enabled this on the major tablets configurations.
STYLUS SUPPORT
SPen for Android devices are now supported on Draw.
BUG FIXES
We’ve improved overall performance and stability.
If you enjoy using Draw, please share a nice review. It really helps!

The app remains free.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Gets an Update

Adobe Acrobat Reader Gets an Update

May 5, 2016

Adobe Acrobat Reader is getting a fix courtesy of an update rolling out now.

WHAT’S NEW

16.1
Fixed issue when viewing documents containing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fonts on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Bug fixes

The app is free on Google Play.

Adobe Acrobat Reader adds Dropbox compatibility via update

Adobe Acrobat Reader adds Dropbox compatibility via update

Apr 1, 2016

Adobe Acrobat Reader, the respected pdf reading utility for Android devices, is getting an update.

Key in this update is the new ability of the app to work with another well known app: Dropbox.

Now, users can save and access documents in Dropbox, allowing for more integrated processes that can involve across like annotations, etc.

More specifically (per Google Play):

What’s New

16.0

Connect your Dropbox account to Acrobat Reader so you can:
– Browse and open your files.
– Annotate, edit and sign PDF files.
– Save changes back to Dropbox.
– View file listing for linked accounts.
– Share Dropbox files directly from Acrobat Reader.
– Manage linked accounts. 

Go full screen when reading on smaller devices with Immersive mode.
Improve text handling with new selectors and enhanced touch sensitivity.

The app remains free on Google Play.

Lightroom Mobile Goes Free with Latest Update

Lightroom Mobile Goes Free with Latest Update

Dec 7, 2015

Free, you say?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is going free with version 1.4, which is rolling out now.

WHAT’S NEW

• Free Lightroom!
Unleash your creativity with free access to all the editing capabilities in Lightroom for as long as you’d like on your smartphone or tablet. Sign up for an Adobe ID and get a time-limited trial that allows you to sync photos and edits across devices, access to Lightroom on desktop and the web, access Photoshop CC, and more. After your trial has expired, you’ll continue access to all the editing capabilities for free on your smartphone or tablet.

[via Lightroom Journal]

Adobe Lightroom for Android Gets Update

Adobe Lightroom for Android Gets Update

Jul 20, 2015

Adobe Lightroom, the well-designed photography manipulation app, is getting an update.

Per the Google Play page:

WHAT’S NEW

• Edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
• Crop the perfect photo with a re-designed experience on your Android device that enables you to quickly adjust, align and auto-straighten.
• Easily find your favorite images! The new Segmented view in Collections give you a different way to view and engage with your photos.

Adobe Lightroom remains free on Google Play

DNG Raw File Support Comes to Adobe Lightroom via Update

DNG Raw File Support Comes to Adobe Lightroom via Update

Apr 22, 2015

Adobe Lightroom, the well-received photography app from Adobe, is getting a nice update which enhances the app even further:

• DNG raw file support for Lollipop enabled devices
• Access to microSD card storage to edit and save photos
• Tablet support

The app remains free on the Play Store.

Adobe Light Room Mobile Now Available on Android

Adobe Light Room Mobile Now Available on Android

Jan 15, 2015

Adobe has brought its Phtotshop Lightroom companion app, Lightroom Mobile, to Android.

Per the informational communication:

Lightroom mobile offers powerful capabilities to edit, organize and share images anywhere and anytime.

Built on a powerful cloud sync architecture, Lightroom mobile provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktop, mobile devices and the Web. With Creative Cloud Photography Plan, photographers have access to professional-class photographic workflows on desktops and smartphones, allowing users to perfect images on any device.

Key Lightroom mobile capabilities include:
Sync edits, metadata and collection changes to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
Automatically import images from the smartphone gallery and sync back to the Lightroom catalog on the desktop
Edit images using familiar Lightroom tools and presets, including non-destructive processing using Smart Previews
Quickly flag and reject photos

The app itself is free, but to take advantage of it, one must have at least Lightroom 5.4, which is available as part of a full membership to Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Cloud Photography plan. There is a 30-day free trial available.

[Source: Adobe Lightroom Journal]

Adobe Flash on Android Enters Its Final Days As It Drops Jelly Bean Support

Adobe Flash on Android Enters Its Final Days As It Drops Jelly Bean Support

Jul 2, 2012

We can finally say that mobile Flash is dead, as Adobe says that Jelly Bean will officially not support Flash. Now, we’ve known that Adobe had designs on killing mobile Flash for a while now, with limited support for Ice Cream Sandwich, but it is pretty much dead for real now. Of course, Flash on mobile was basically killed by the fact that it was basically forced into obsolescence by Apple not including it in iOS. If iOS was unsuccessful, then Flash on mobile would be a bigger issue.

But, gaming as native apps took off in a huge way. And those who deliver mobile video essentially had to hop on to HTML5 playback for mobile – which Android could latch on to thanks to a similar WebKit foundation and because MPEG-4 has taken hold as a standardized set of codecs. So, mobile Flash wasn’t exactly filling many needs, and the gap was steadily shrinking over time. It got pushed into obsolescence on mobile. With the rise of mobile, and the spread on to bigger screens, this may not bode well for Flash as a whole – if they’re not relevant on mobile, then will they be relevant in the long-term? Adobe has talked about shifting their product feature set to a series of HTML5 tools over time, and it may be the key to Adobe’s survival, if not Flash.

Of course, gaming may yet be the life-support system that Flash runs on. It’s still multi-platform, and many of the web-based free-to-play games rely on it. But where it was once ubiquitious, the day where it becomes a niche piece of software is sooner than ever before. Adobe Air is helping to power some mobile ports of games as well.

Does this have an impact on the influence of Android? After all, if Android couldn’t keep Flash alive, then what does it say about the platform as a whole? Well, I think that it was killed as much by the fact that it became a moot point instead of that Android couldn’t support it, though the fact that it was supported on Froyo and higher, when Android update rates are slow enough as it is, may have harmed its adoption. But political and favorable technological circumstances were the biggest dictator of HTML5 winning out, more so than anything Google and Android could have necessarily done.

Adobe Ends Development on Mobile Flash

Adobe Ends Development on Mobile Flash

Nov 9, 2011

It appears as if Adobe is ready to kill the dream of Flash on mobile devices. Reports are surfacing that Adobe has halted development on mobile Flash.

Of course, the relevance of Flash on mobile has been greatly diminished in part by Apple’s decision to not allow it on iOS. Web sites and services have been influenced, then, to create HTML5 solutions and native apps for theIr services to work on iOS. Even Android, which now has Flash support, doesn’t need it because of its WebKit browser supporting HTML5, and because developers often are willing to bring native apps to the Android Market because of Android’s market share. Flash has become irrelevant.

Inspired by this tweet from @Sharl, the question must now be raised as to the relevance of Flash in the technology industry as a whole. Gaming may be Flash’s savior, long-term, as browser-based games can most easily be distributed by developing in Flash. In fact, this is where Adobe appears to be focusing their efforts, in allowing developers to package their Flash apps as native mobile applications. Machinarium was released on iPad 2 as an Adobe AIR-wrapped application. Age of Defenders has been released with cross-platform iPad 2, Android, and web browser play. This could be the long-term future of Adobe’s products; decreasing the gap between traditional computers and mobile devices. While hardware that can run AIR-wrapped applications is not widespread yet (on the Apple side, an A5 device like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S appears to be necessary), over time this issue will disappear as people upgrade to newer hardware.

Adobe also appears to be trying to transition into supporting more HTML5 development, and this may be key long-term. HTML5 is clearly the future of the web. Steve Jobs called it last year, and while his actions directly influenced it, it’s time for Adobe to start adapting to the future of the web.

Adobe AIR + Apps Available In Android Market

Adobe AIR + Apps Available In Android Market

Oct 14, 2010

Not too long ago, Adobe released “Adobe AIR” into the Android Market for devices running Android 2.2. The app itself seemed to do nothing and had many people confused. What we know now is that you must install Adobe AIR in order to use any AIR apps. So where are these apps? It seems only nanoseconds (not really but I wanted to use the word nanoseconds) after the release of Adobe AIR into the Android Market developers started getting their AIR apps out (I am now officially out of Air).

If you’re one of those people who can’t stand to search for anything within the Android Market, don’t sweat it. Those clever chaps over at AppBrain have you covered. Just click on this Link and start perusing the ever growing list of available apps powered by — I’m not going to say it.

This news is just another great step forward for Android and its users. I can’t wait to see this whole new genre of apps expand and multiply. It will be interesting to see what kind of effect this has on android app development.

If you would like more information on Adobe AIR for Android you can check out Adobe AIR for Android or head over to Adobe to see what AIR is all about.

Source: Android Central, Android Police