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Create Studio Quality Photo Collages on iOS with Adobe Photoshop Express

Ugh

Last night Adobe Photoshop Express on iOS received a huge update. It now features making studio quality collages. These are way ahead of most other apps as the collages using Adobe Photoshop Express are high-quality collages with intelligent layout and style transfer automation choices. The update also features Google photo integration, letting you select and import images from a Google Photos account, edit them in Photoshop Express, and share or export them.

Adobe Photoshop Express Collages helps you create studio-calibre layouts in 5-7 taps.

FEATURES:
• Access images on your mobile device, Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Facebook, and now Google Photos.
• New Adobe-only features like “Intelligent Layout” and “Style Transfer” help you automatically create stunning share-worthy collages in a single tap.
OR
• Pick any photo in the collage, and manually edit it however you like:
– Hold and drag to swap photo position, pinch to zoom in or out, or drag the handles to resize.
– Double tap to pan and zoom.
– Adjust/fix a single image, and apply any look.
– Change border thickness and color.
– Undo and try again
• Easily save and print your collage or even text / email the file.
• 1-tap share with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and WhatsApp.

However, you can do even more by switching to the other free Adobe Photoshop apps:

• Photoshop Mix — Cut out and combine elements from different images, blend layers, and apply looks on your iPad or iPhone — anywhere you are.
• Photoshop Fix — Edit facial features, heal, lighten, liquefy, colour and adjust your images to perfection — and then easily share them across other Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.
• Lightroom Mobile – Capture, edit, organise and share professional quality images from your smartphone or tablet.

Source – iTunes

Adobe Photoshop Express – brilliant app but I’ve rated it 1 star

On the Google Play store is Adobe Photoshop Express. It’s a free app with in app purchases. And the built in photo editing features and filters are excellent.

But I’ve rated it 1 star. Why? None of the premium in app features will work unless you’re connected to the internet. What a joke. Even more disgraceful is that Adobe offer no warning in the app description. 

If the app is updated to change this policy then I will rate it 5 stars.

I discovered this by accident. Last night I was in the Indian takeaway waiting for my feast and decided to edit some of my photos. But I couldn’t use any of the premium features which I needed so aborted my plans.

Not only that there is no way to easily contact Adobe support. A big fail in my book. However, I did get a useless response from @adobecare , their support account. “@AdobeCare: @gavinfabiani Hi, the app needs internet access to connect to Adobe Revel accounts & updates. Not sure when an update will be out ^SV” – Adobe completely avoided my question.

Other examples could be you’re in a dead zone in the UK or on holiday sitting by the pool. You won’t be able to apply any premium filters or features that you’ve paid big money.

And if you look at the reviews on the Play Store I’m not alone feeling aggravated by this stupid control freakery.

The app is available on iOS and Windows Phone too so I would check to see if it has the same restrictions.