Adobe Lightroom is probably on its way to the iPad. The company’s famous image editing software briefly appeared on Adobe’s site over the weekend, but just as quickly disappeared. This isn’t much of a surprise considering an executive from Adobe already said the company was working on a tablet version of its powerful editor; the listing showed an annual price for the software of $99 per year.
The listing itself didn’t reveal much about the upcoming software, but Adobe is likely to divulge soon given the fact that it’s appearing in public. Back when Adobe showed off an alpha version of Lightroom for tablets, it had all the usual stuffings you’d expect from photo editing software from Adobe. It appears the listing for now is geared toward iPad users, though there could also be an Android version being worked on as well.
There are plenty of mobile editing solutions for mobile, but Adobe has an established history and reputation that could attract users to its software when/if it hits. Whether users are willing to spend an annual fee of $99, if that is indeed the price, on mobile editing software remains to be seen. Many of the best available mobile editing solutions for tablets are incredibly cheap in comparison—and you only need to pay once, though Adobe’s software might be beneficial because it lives in the cloud.
The listing, obviously, is nowhere to be found anymore. But it did make an appearance on Adobe’s site, suggesting it’s only a matter of time before Lightroom for mobile officially becomes available. Maybe it’ll make a more official appearance soon.