A whole tidal wave of apps are headed for the Apple Watch, and Adobe has joined in with 3 new ways to enhance your creativity and collaborate with others. The watch apps pair with iPad/iPhone apps to give you total control over your Adobe projects.
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Good news everyone! The wait forAdobe Document Cloud and Acrobat DC is now over.
The document cloud includes anall newAcrobat DC, the ability to e-sign documents, and document management & control that keeps track of your documents and protects your privacy. The software works with Adobe's new appAdobe Acrobat DCmobile app, whichlets you transfer information from your desktop to your phone or ipad and then edit, organize, and export.
“The response to Adobe Document Cloud has been incredibly positive and inspiring,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Technology and Corporate Development at Adobe, in a press release. “Clearly, we have struck a chord, as we set out to alleviate document distress for both enterprise workers and individual consumers. With Document Cloud, we are revolutionizing how people get work done with documents, and our customers are applauding the move.”
You can downloadAdobe Acrobat DC Mobile on the App Store for free.
Adobe has announced the new Adobe Document Cloud: a document organizer for all your assorted paperwork. Forget the mess and hassle of the papers and files strewn about your desk, Adobe will collect up your school permission slips, health insurance forms, bills, and more.
“People and businesses are stuck in document-based processes that are slow, wasteful, and fragmented. While most forms of content have successfully made the move to digital (books, movies, music), documents and the process of working with them have not, and that needs to change,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Technology and Corporate Development at Adobe, in a press release. “Adobe Document Cloud will revolutionize and simplify how people get work done with critical documents.”
Adobe Document Cloud will include Acrobat DC, which will allow you to convert any paper document into a digital, editable file and includes E-signing and Mobile Link that will let you take your documents on the go. You'll be able to access your work between desktop and mobile devices using a host of mobile apps. As a bonus, you'll also be able to convert paper documents to electronic ones by using your mobile device's camera as a scanner. The program will even let you track the documents you've sent to see who has opened them and when.
Adobe Document Cloud and Acrobat DC will be available next month, but you can subscribe to Acrobat today for $14.99/month to automatically receive them as soon as they are available.
Yesterday at their MAX conference, Adobe unveiled a series of new mobile apps and the public beta of the Creative SDK, which will allow third parties to link mobile apps into Creative Cloud.
New 'Creative Profiles' allow users to connect to files, photos, colors, fonts, and more from wherever they are, from whatever device they're using, and from all of their CC-supported apps - with assets appearing automatically in contexts where they could be suitable. Nine new mobile apps were also unveiled, each with their own unique function that feeds into the Adobe ecosystem. The announced (and now released) apps are:
- Photoshop Sketch - Allows for drawing with new built-in brushes and integrates with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC.
- Photoshop Mix - Updates to Mix allow for precise compositing and enhanced integration with Photoshop CC.
- Lightroom Mobile - Builds off of Photoshop CC and allows clients, friends, and family to select favorites and leave comments on photos shared online.
- Illustrator Draw - Formerly Adobe Idea, this new vector drawing tool gives users a more modern interface and integration with Illustrator CC, Adobe Ink, and Slide.
- Illustrator Line - A precision drawing app, Line features new functionality for perfectly distributing shapes as users draw and for sending sketches to Illustrator CC.
- Adobe Premiere Clip - Premiere Clip allows users to quickly edit their videos on the move and send them to Premiere Pro CC for further editing.
- Adobe Brush CC - Using this app, users can create unique brushes from any photograph and use these brushes in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, or Adobe Illustrator Sketch.
- Adobe Shape CC - Shape CC allows users to create shapes from high-contrast photos of anything, with these photos turned into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Illustrator Line.
- Adobe Color CC - Formerly Adobe Kuler, colors can be captured and saved as themes for further use in other Adobe applications.
All of the above apps are free to download on iOS and are available now.
Adobe is making a few announcements today. Announcements like making their Creative Cloud Photography plan a permanent plan ($9.99/month for Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and more - an excellent deal) and further moves into mobile.
First up is Lightroom for iPhone. Earlier this year Adobe released Lightroom for iPad a companion app that allows quick edits when on the go. Today Adobe is releasing a separate app for use on the smaller iOS device. The iPhone maintains the same features as Lightroom for iPad, but some of the controls are optimized for the iPhone.
Next up, Photoshop Mix. It’s a whole new iPad application that brings some of the advanced features of Photoshop to the mobile world for the first time. This includes content-aware fill, layer support, cloud import/save, and more.
Adobe Line and Sketch allow more specific functions for mobile artists and designers. Sketch takes a mobile sketch book and adds collaboration features. While Line is a precision drawing and drafting app.
All of the mobile apps including Lightroom and Photoshop Mix, Adobe Line, and Adobe Sketch are available free. Some features will only work with a Creative Cloud subscription (like the CC Photography one mentioned above).
Adobe has just released a creative app named Adobe Voice; the utility is geared towards making it easy for users to create animated video in very little time. No filming is required; users can select from more than 25,000 images that reflect an idea and vision, tell the narrative that needs to be expressed, and the app takes care of the rest by attaching cinematic motion and a musical score. Completed creations can be shared via social networks, or disseminated by other means.
As MacRumors notes, the output hearkens more to animated slideshows than true video, but the draw is probably in the simplicity of operation.
Adobe Voice is available for free on the App Store.
Adobe Photoshop Express has just seen a big update that refreshes the app to take advantage of iOS 7, as well as adding in a new editing experience. Version 3.3 also allows sharing via Instagram or SMS, Pet-eye correction, auto-saving, navigational improvements, and bug fixes.
Adobe Photoshop Express is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store.
What's New in Version 3.3
• A brand new editing experience with a new look for iOS7
• Share via Instagram or SMS
• Pet-eye (a.k.a. green-eye) correction
• Save your work without saving now that the app resumes where you left off
• Navigation improvements throughout the app, including Tool Tips and updates to the Photo Picker
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Adobe today is announcing Lightroom Mobile for iPad. With an iPhone version planned for later in 2014.
The app allows syncing of edits from the desktop version of Lightroom 5 to the iPad on selected groups of images. The service is free with any of a number of Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions.
What Lightroom Mobile is: Lightroom Mobile is a quick way to view and apply a select number of edits to a group of photos from a Lightroom catalog while away from a desktop. These images can be pre-synced to allow offline access, or accessed live. Even while away from the network Lightroom is running on.
What Lightroom Mobile is not: Lightroom Mobile is not a cloud photo service. It’s merely a way to sync photos and edits between desktop and iOS. These images can be manipulated on both ends and even displayed in low resolution on the web, if selected. But it is not a backup service, nor a large scale image sharing service. That is still left for other applications like Adobe’s own Revel.
Lightroom Mobile, like Lightroom desktop, does non-destructive edits to the images. Meaning the original is not altered, just a series of edits applied over the top of it. The original is always available.
Lightroom Mobile will also assist in moving camera roll images back to a Lightroom catalog. Users can create a new collection on the iOS device and choose to have camera roll images automatically added to it. This will cause the images to be synced back to the same collection on the Lightroom Desktop.
Lightroom Mobile is available free with the subscription to any of the following Creative Cloud plans:
• Creative Cloud—Photoshop Photography Program
• Creative Cloud complete plan
• Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition
• Creative Cloud for teams complete plan
We'll have more about Lightroom Mobile as soon as we can get our hands on it.
A little over a year ago, everything changed. My daughter, Peregrine (Pip, for short), was born, and along with the myriad recalibrations, adjustments, and joyous changes that birth brought with it, I also finally came to terms with the true value of the iPhone camera: baby pictures! Hundreds and hundreds of them (no exaggeration) were taken by me, by friends, and by family, and then scattered over hard drives, social networks, and of course iPhones. The problem then became figuring out how to organize and store them privately and securely. As a devoted Mac user it’s easy enough to keep photos stored on iPhoto, but that’s a local option only, with limited cloud storage and sharing (those 1,000 photos on iCloud? Please!), and god forbid my hard drive crashes without proper backup.
I thought all of my problems with cloud storage for photos were solved when Everpix came along. Here was a fantastic, well-designed app that also had great web-based software and a Mac-based uploader. Best of all, it could load in all of my photos from various social streams, eliminate or hide duplicates, and handle a potentially unlimited number of photos for a reasonable monthly or yearly price.
There was just one big problem though; Everpix went out of business.
Before I get to the heart of this article, there are a few lessons to learn from my Everpix experience.
One: Always keep all of your photos on a local hard drive.
Two: Backup said hard drive as often as humanly possible (something I still don’t do, so do as I say, not as I do).
Three: Never, ever assume that a site, app, or service will exist forever. It won’t; it just won’t. They will all go away at some point. Some will last five years. Some will last a year or two. Some of the very best won’t even make it that long.
So I found myself back at square one, trying to find another good (read, as close to the effortless Everpix as I could get) cloud-based storage solution for my photos. Read on for my look at nine different cloud storage services that work with iOS.
Adobe Grouppix is a nifty sounding new app that gathers pictures from everyone's camera and shares them in one folder. If you are at a party and friends are snapping photos, you'll have access to those photos without needing to access their iPhone. During a party or event, people can add comments on photos, like their favorites, and even view them as they're being taken.
Never again will your jerk friend run off with photos you want, only to finally see them for the first time months later on Facebook. Just sayin...
Adobe Kuler lets you capture the best colors you see available by snapping photos with your iPhone. You will then be able to browse, create and customize themes with the app and have it synced to the Kuler website for use with other Adobe apps, such as Illustrator. Now, go find all the best colors that the world has to offer!
iMore reports that Adobe is in the creation process of two hardware projects, Project Mighty and Project Napoleon.
Project Mighty is a Bluetooth LE-equipped stylus that allows you to draw objects on your iPad and features cloud connectivity that remembers your settings and content. Project Napoleon is a short ruler built for precisely drawling lines, angles, and arcs on your iPad.
There are no further details on when these projects will be available and what their pricing will be, but we'll be sure to keep an eye on both of these projects as the days continue forward.
CNET Reports that Adobe Systems plans to release a high quality photo-editing app for the iPad. The app will be closely related to the Lightroom software that's available on PC and will allow users to edit photos in raw format on their mobile devices. Any changes you make to an image by editing it on the tablet will show up on your PC through cloud-synchronization.