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Adobe: Rigel To 'Democratize' Photo Editing Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

27 August 2015

In an interview with Stephen Shankland yesterday, Adobe Senior Product Manager for Digital Imaging Manu Anand discussed Project Rigel, the company's new Photoshop app expected to launch on iOS and later Android.

Shankland quotes Anand:

"Project Rigel is designed and built in a way that serves the needs of professionals familiar with retouching tools on the desktop, but more so for people not familiar with Photoshop tools like content-aware fill or spot healing. It democratizes them and makes them easier to use."

While Project Rigel will be free like several of Adobe's other apps (Photoshop Mix, for example), presumably requiring an Adobe ID, it will "dovetail" into Adobe's subscription services and desktop apps, Shankland reported.

The company provided a sneak peek at what it calls Project Rigel when it announced it would stop selling Photoshop Touch. Adobe Head of Outreach Bryan O'Neil Hughes showed then what Anand described as "world-class retouching on a mobile device." It was indeed impressive.

For more information, including screen shots of Project Rigel, read the interview.

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