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Adobe launches Ideas 1.0 for iPad

updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue April 6, 2010

Company's first dedicated iPad app

Adobe has released its first app to be specially designed for the iPad, Ideas 1.0. The title is a vector-based sketching tool, in theory meant to complement desktop software such as Photoshop or Illustrator; completed sketches can be e-mailed as PDF files. Users can also generate color themes based on pre-existing photos and images, and display separate drawing and photo layers.

Drawing assists include zoom, a vector eraser, and varying brush sizes with multi-touch input. Some other features include a gallery-style organizer for both sketches and color themes, and 50 levels of undo history. Ideas is a free download, but requires an iPad.








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  1. DanielSw

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Glad to see Adobe getting on board

    Sounds like it'll be a great tool for artists and designers to have on their ever-so-more-portable iPads for sketching and communicating visual concepts anywhere they happen to be--job sites, clients' offices, while commuting, etc.

    It's sure to be enhanced in later versions based on customer feedback.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Bezier curves

    I guess it is vector based but it would be pretty frickin cool if it had full Bezier curve controls! Using that with your hands and multitouch could be incredibly intuitive (or a complete nightmare if not done correctly).

  1. Gazoobee

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Adobe

    If it's from Adobe, I bet it's a 600 Meg download but ships with less features than the leading Paint applications already out there. It's a safe bet there will be some kind of file format screwup included as well.

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