Adobe teases instantaneous retouching of 50 megapixel photos…on an iPad

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM EDT

Little by little, Adobe has been stepping up its game on mobile devices. Today, Adobe further detailed what capabilities it's looking to bring to tablets and smartphones with a sneak peek of an early prototype of its mobile retouching tool.

The video makes no mention of time-frame as to when this feature will be made public. What it does show us, is just how capable mobile retouching will be in future versions of Adobe’s iOS apps.

In the two minute video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Head of Outreach at Adobe, shows how a 50.3-megapixel image from Canon’s recent 5DS camera can be retouched with almost zero lag and zero hassle. Specifically, Hughs shows how Adobe’s content aware feature, liquify and spot healing tools can proficiently handle edits to an image, even at such a high resolution.

There’s no telling when this and other features will be integrated into Adobe’s apps, but as soon as it happens, we’ll be sure to let you know.