Adobe and Microsoft improve Photoshop on touchscreens

Playground feature will allow users to scan through files with a swipe of their finger
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Adobe is working to make Photoshop better for touch screen devices, after revealing its new interface at Adobe Max.

To make the changes, Adobe and Microsoft are teaming up, bringing Adobe's apps to the touch environment of Windows 8.

During the conference, the company showcased the software supporting touch gestures on Windows 8, including the ability to zoom, rotate and pan.

These changes were demonstrated through an upcoming feature called Playground, where users can go through all of the different layers in a file by swiping a finger across it.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said on stage during the event: “There is renewed energy in terms of the partnership.”

Both companies are also focusing on cloud services and bringing their hardware and software together.

David Wadhwani, senior vice president of digital media at Adobe, added: "The pace of innovation continues to accelerate with Creative Cloud and today we are introducing a new family of mobile apps that are deeply integrated with flagship CC desktop tools, like Photoshop and Illustrator, and taking mobile devices into the creative mainstream.”

Check out the video for Adobe’s creative applications here:

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