Adobe unveils Mobile for Apple iPhone

Adobe today introduced Mobile for iPhone application, delivering Adobe’s digital-imaging technology to users on the go. Mobile aims to provide consumers a convenient way to edit photos, apply effects and share images instantly with friends — all with the flick of a finger. Seamless integration with users’ free accounts enables photo sharing and data back-up, saving them valuable space on their iPhones. The application is available free of charge at Apple’s App Store here.

“As the digital imaging leader, Adobe is excited to bring Mobile to iPhone users,” said Doug Mack, vice president and general manager of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe, in the press release. “Now, with access to powerful editing and sharing tools, iPhone users are armed with the resources to document all of life’s unexpected moments, make them look their best and then re-live those memories with friends and family.” Mobile for iPhone provides a fun, seamless experience to view photos with full-screen previews and edit images with gesture-based editing. Consumers can transform their photos with essential edits like crop, rotate and flip. Users can correct and play with color by adjusting the saturation and tint, enhancing the exposure and vibrancy and converting images to black and white. Mobile for iPhone also offers eye-catching special effects. The Sketch tool helps photos look like drawings, and Soft Focus can give photos a subtle blur for artistic effect. With just one click, users can also apply dramatic changes to the look and feel of their photos with effects such as Warm Vintage, Vignette and Pop. Edits or changes can be undone or redone so users can experiment without the worry of losing the original photo.

After making personalized edits, users can upload photos from their iPhone to their account to view and retrieve their images at a later time from any Internet-connected computer. In addition, Mobile for iPhone provides the ultimate digital photo wallet, giving users access to their entire library directly from their iPhone. offers 2GB of free online photo storage, which equates to over 1,500 photos.

More information on Mobile for iPhone via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

Source: Adobe


  1. Let me guess: It will cost $400, with annual updates costing just as much. Activation will be required. And on and on. Look don’t get me wrong: I use Photoshop every day. But what infuriates me is that Adobe has been taken over by a bunch of arrogant MBAs who never had a clue about what Adobe was when the company started. I dare them to make Freehand for the iPhone. Oh, wait – they ran that application off the road in typical Adobe fashion.

    Forgive me for being cynical and not a little bitter. But when half my retirement money rests with Adobe for the cost of its upgrades, I have every right to be angry.

  2. Tried it, simply terrible. Luckily it helped me find Photogene, which works very well. Photoshop costs nothing and is worth nothing. Photogene is $3.00 and so far works very well.

  3. Sadly Adobe has become so bloated with features that some very basic operations that were available in MacPaint are not there.

    I was recently working on a Photoshop project with 30 documents, each having over 20 layers.

    I needed to update a small sections in one layer in all the documents. U think I could copy and paste the update into that layer in all the documents….. NOOOOOOO. That POS will create a new layer and if you try to merge the new layer with the old one, it will rename the old layer as Untitled.


    I spent an hours researching the Net and found others frustrated with the same issue.

    In essence you cannot paste into a layer without getting mask that u don’t want.

    Hey you Adobe morons, is anybody there actually using this boatware? I think not.

  4. @Bob

    they have illustrator… why bother with freehand anymore?


    If this was such a huge issue it would have been resolved already.. but apparently its not a big enough deal to even bother adjusting the code for an update. If this is something new in CS4 then maybe it will be fixed but if it was in CS3 also then doubt it will ever get adjusted.

  5. @jtc
    freehand was / is an exceptional product very intuitive. With multiple pages in different sizes, master pages and styles, it was the first to have an inspector and layers. It was / is great. I feel Adobe could have incorporated the best FH had to offer, into illustrator an had a unbeatable product, but they just dumped it. I still prefer FH over Illustrator an will continue to use it as long as it beats illustrator at doing most production and artistic work.

  6. Yeah, this is CS4…

    Another thing that p@ssed me mega.

    Why buy Golive simply to kill it layer?

    Then produce a POS like Indesign, the zomby reincarnation of Pagepuker. That was crappy that they had to abandon it and start indesign from stratch.

    When is the last tome some really innovative software has come out of a monster company like Adobe?

    … Except Apple

  7. Never ceases to amaze me the amount of tossers on here saying things like, over-bloated, photoshop is crap and so forth. It’s for the graphics industry you complete morons, there is plenty of other stuff to buy if you just want to push pixels around and at a fraction of the price….. not that any of you tosspots ever paid for it anyway.

    Your probably little pissy ‘one man band’ web developers building shitey sites for the local bakery.

    Whinging twats the the lot of you..

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