Adobe’s immensely-successful Photoshop software has one major limitation: you have to have a desktop computer to use it. That’s all going to change once Adobe releases its mobile Photoshop app, currently known as Project Rigel.
Adobe has reached a level of near total saturation in the photo editing market due to its uncontested dominance. Anyone who needs Photoshop likely already has it. So where can Adobe find new revenue streams? By going mobile. Project Rigel aims to deliver a Photoshop experience for mobile devices that takes advantage of advanced touch screen features and a bevy of streamlined tools. The app will be accessible for rookies but also provide enough depth for even the most experienced graphic artists.
The Project Rigel app will be free, but Adobe likely hopes that it will get people hooked on the software, resulting in more downloads of their paid desktop version. Adobe Creative Cloud is the current subscription service that gives users access to the Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop. Project Rigel will fit neatly within the pantheon of software and nudge mobile users toward paying for the full subscription.
It will be interesting to see how robust the mobile software is and how it will interact with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite. For now we’ll have to wait until Adobe officially releases it.
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