The snappily-named “Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone” is free to download. It offers the kind of images editing controls you’d expect to see in an iPhone app: cropping, flipping and rotating; saturation, exposure and tint controls; and a collection of special effects with names like Soft Focus and Sketch.
It also lets you upload to – and I think sync with – a Photoshop.com account, which offers 2GB of image storage for free and the option to get more space and extra features if you’re prepared to pay up for them. I’m not sure if the app also lets you share in other ways – via email, for example.
Normally, I’d download the app myself and test it out to get the answers to these questions, but that’s where we encounter a problem: the app is not (yet) available in the UK store, so right now I can’t get my hands on it.
If this app is free and doesn’t tie you to Adobe’s online hosting, that will be very impressive. If, however, there’s no way to get your images out of it except to host them there, it won’t be quite so compelling. I’ve asked Adobe to clarify this – as soon as I get a reply from them, I’ll update this post with the details.
Of course in the meantime, some of you lovely Cultists might want to grab the app for yourselves – let us know what you think about it in the comments.