Adobe Lightroom now supports Shortcuts

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I sent this image to Lightroom with a Shortcut.
I sent this image to Lightroom with a Shortcut.
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Adobe’s Lightroom, perhaps the best photo-editing app on iOS, now supports shortcuts. That is, it supports one shortcut, letting you load photo into it from the camera roll, or any other place your find images in iOS.

Wouldn’t a simple Open In… option suffice? Perhaps, but by adding just one simple shortcut, Adobe has also added quite a few powerful possibilities.

Get certified in graphic design with Adobe’s top apps [Deals]

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Master Adobe's Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this jam-packed bundle
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If you’re a digital creative of any kind, at some point you’ll have to encounter Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are the industry standard for visual design tools. so they’re worth knowing for almost anybody who works at a computer.

Adobe’s Project Gemini enhances iPad drawing and painting

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Project Gemini aims to perfect the mobile drawing and painting experience.
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Adobe is developing new drawing and painting software for illustrators with a next-generation program called Project Gemini.

The announcement came with a pun – “we went back to the drawing board” – but artists likely received the words with relief as opposed to an eye roll.

Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad

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Full Photoshop will be available for iPad in 2019.
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Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to iPad in 2019 and in its announcement this morning, it placed emphasis on one word: real as in real Photoshop.

Photoshop on iPad will have all the might of the desktop version but with the pencil and touch workflow of the tablet. The work will automatically and seamlessly sync to the desktop.

Today in Apple history: Flash controversy results in banned iPhone ad

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First gen iPhone
The internet wasn't quite so seamless on the first-gen iPhone.
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August 27: Today in Apple history: Flash controversy results in banned iPhone ad August 27, 2008: The U.K. bans an iPhone ad for apparently misleading consumers.

The misleading bit? The ad overhypes the iPhone’s internet-surfing abilities. It does this by not mentioning that the device doesn’t support Adobe Flash — which is vital to internet surfing in 2008. How times change, eh?

A full version of Photoshop is coming to iPad in 2019

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The iPad is going to get a powerful new graphics tool.
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There are some great graphics apps available for iPad. One which has been largely absent up until now? The proper full version of Adobe Photoshop.

Fortunately, that looks like it will change this year as Adobe Systems plans to launch the full version of the iconic photo-editing app for iPad. The move is part of a new strategy designed to boost subscription sales by focusing on mobile apps.

Name your price for complete Adobe training [Deals]

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Get the skills you need with Adobe's creative apps for whatever you want to pay.
Get the skills you need with Adobe's creative apps for whatever you want to pay.
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As time goes on, the digital is becoming more and more synonymous with the visual. If you want to work in the digital space at all, it really pays to learn some graphic design or photo editing skills. So that means getting familiar with Adobe’s software.

Top Mac software maker embraces Windows, changes name

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Skylum Software takes the Macphun out of its name.
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Apple-centric software company Macphun had reached more than 20 million downloads of its imaging apps and grew so much, it recently began offering its products to Windows users.

So a name change was inevitable.

The once Mac-centric company is planning a switch to SKYLUM Software by early 2018. The new moniker comes as the 7-year-old company makes a push to be a complete alternative to the software that’s on the computer of most photographers, Adobe.

Adobe rebuilds Lightroom from scratch

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Lightroom CC
Adobe's new Lightroom CC seamlessly syncs across all devices.
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Adobe rolled out a rebranded Lightroom software Wednesday and photographers should rejoice because it will mean less time processing and organizing their images.

At the heart of the big update is an all-new Lightroom CC, a cloud-based app that will work more seamlessly to sync RAW images, edits and metadata across all devices, from iMac to iPhone. Original images are automatically stored or backed up, rather than having to select images for cloud storage.