I recently wrote a post about a quote from Microsoft’s CTO where he pondered about whether apps like the Ipad were here to stay.

Well, here’s a really interesting article from Betanews that shows what other lareg companies think about the Ipad and tablet space..

Adobe is fully integrating mobile tablets into Photoshop CS5, turning them into powerful peripherals for content creation and display.

On Monday, Adobe announced the Photoshop Touch SDK, and three iPad applications (Color Lava, Eazel, and Nav) which show the impressive new capabilities that an iPad or touchscreen tablet can give your Photoshop setup.

Adobe has taken a completely different approach with these iOS applications: rather than standing alone, these apps wirelessly pair up with a PC running Photoshop CS5, and extend the workspace out to the iPad’s touchscreen.

This gives users easier access to canvases, layers, tools, albums of completed art, and many other capabilities.

Color Lava
This application turns the iPad into a virtual artist’s palette, where users can daub and mix paints with their fingers just like they would on a palette, and then send them back to their Photoshop workspace.

color lava

color lava 1

color lava 2

color lava 2


Eazel turns the iPad into a finger painting canvas, where all the Photoshop tools are at the user’s disposal. iPad finger painting art has made its way all the way to the cover of the New Yorker, and Adobe seeks to give artists more tools than have previously been available.

eazel 1

eazel 1

eazel 2

eazel 2


Photoshop CS5 has over 70 individual tools, but only a third of them are shown on screen by default. With Nav, Photoshop users can create their own toolboxes that show as many or as few tools as they need out on the iPad’s screen. From there, they can command and control Photoshop;

Nav 1

Nav 1


Nav 2

To those who think that Tablets are just a passing fad, be very afraid…

Microsoft need to think very hard about what interface to use for a killer Windows 8 tablet interface as Apple has a tremendous headstart already…



About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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