Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to make Photoshop and Illustrator user friendly for the touch screen devices running Windows 8 OS. Until now, both apps were not able to support touch gestures. But now, users can zoom, pan and rotate the image and application’s interface as they see fit, the features aren’t limited to just that. Adobe has redesigned the apps for use with touch, rather than having touch support grafted onto it.
The first change was publicized by demonstrating an upcoming feature known as ‘Playground’ which allow users to manipulate all the different layers of the image or a document simply by swiping across the display. Also, users are allowed to pick a particular layer and move around in this view.
The touch features are now becoming a significant part of the Adobe’s Illustrator and with this in mind, the companies have created a video clip illustrating what that looks like.
“These changes aren’t contributed by Adobe alone, they’re part of what it says is a growing partnership with Microsoft,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said while onstage at Adobe’s Max conference in Los Angeles.
Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan say that there’s a lot going on in the Cloud between their companies and this is the beginning of a journey that can be really important for both the companies and for the creative community.