Tablets like the iPad are not powerful enough to run fully-fledged versions of Photoshop and perform image-intensive processes, so these applications let the tablet act like a second screen. There are three dedicated Adobe apps that will be available soon from the app store, including:
- Eazel: a painting app where the paint dries over time;
- Color Lava: lets you mix colours on the tablet screen like paint to create custom swatches — but there is no colour-matching between tablet and PC screen; and
- Adobe Nav: customise the toolbar on the iPad to re-order them to your liking.
Along with the dedicated iPad apps, the Photoshop Touch software developers kit (SDK) lets others design dedicated apps for Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms, as well as on Windows and Mac OS. While the Adobe-designed apps themselves aren't going to set the world on fire any time soon, we can't wait to see what other developers release.