Adobe's MAX conference kicked off on Monday with some major announcements for Photoshop as well as the addition of a new video editor.
First up, Adobe announced that major updates are coming to the Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, and Adobe XD. For Photoshop, the major announcement was that a full version of the software will be making its way to the iPad in 2019.
Photoshop CC on iPad: Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop's industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel. With Photoshop CC across devices, coming first to iPad in 2019, you will be able to start your work on an iPad and seamlessly roundtrip all of your edits with Photoshop CC on the desktop via Creative Cloud.
This is a major step forward for the software, and has been a dream of Photoshop and iPad users for some time now.
The second big announcement of the conference was the launch of a new video editing tool names Premiere Rush CC. According to the announcement, "with Premiere Rush CC, content creators do not have to be video, color or audio experts to publish professional-quality videos." Adobe went on to say, "Premiere Rush CC harnesses the power of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, offers built-in access to professionally designed Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock to get started quickly and features a Sensei-powered, one-click auto-duck feature to adjust music and normalize sound. It also allows access anywhere, enabling users to create compelling video projects – optimized for social distribution – on one device and publish from another with a consistent user experience across desktop and mobile."
Will Premiere Rush CC be able to unseat industry leaders such as Apple's Final Cut Pro? Or will it be just enough of a boost of simpler programs such as iMovie? We'll find out soon enough once Adobe releases into the public.