The subscription services are poised to continue as Adobe Photoshop is now officially available on Apple’s iPad. Once the free 30-day trial ends, users are expected to pay $9.99 a month in order to be able to use this app.
The business model is quite complicated because if you are already using Adobe Creative Cloud for a monthly fee, you have to pay $10 once again. The payment gets you access to the same app on iPad and let’s you get the job done on the go. But, for a professional who really needs to use Photoshop, they can possibly carry their laptop everywhere they go and get the same work done without having to sign up for two different subscriptions of the same app.
Another obvious catch is that the iPad version of Adobe Photoshop will not be fully equipped with editing features as the desktop version. The company believes that they have integrated support for Apple Pen making it easier to use and can also be used to edit PSD files on the go. These two features are the obvious advantage that you gain if you are planning to use the software on a touchscreen device as the iPad.
The software syncs seamlessly with the Creative Cloud so that you can use it on a desktop and continue to edit the same PSD file on an iPad. Adobe made their announcement in the past and sticking to their schedule, they have officially rolled out Adobe Photoshop for iPad before 2019 ended.
Going by their route, it looks like the developers may introduce lots of new features and make Photoshop on the tablet much better than it is right now. The lack of some features makes it difficult to be recommended for professionals. They can easily get their job done on a laptop or desktop instead of having to go with the limited features as well as an additional subscription to use the same app on an iPad.