3.5 star rating

Adobe Photoshop Express Review

Pros: No-brainer controls sharing is integrated with Facebook; Twitter; and Photoshop.com
Cons: Lacks some effects
The Verdict: Adobe's mobile version of their classic editing program packs the essentials but misses some key options.



The mobile version of the classic image-processing software is by no means as comprehensive as its desktop complement. Still, we were pleased to see that Adobe Photoshop Express packs all the essential photo-editing features that most mobile shutterbugs could ever want.

Article Continued Below

After you've selected a picture to edit, icons across the top of the screen provide quick access to several functions: Crop, Brightness, Sharpness, and Special Effects. Tapping an icon opens a drop-down list menu with more specific tweaks. From there you can make adjustments to each setting by swiping from left to right on-screen, though there's no literal slider control.

Unfortunately, in shedding the bulk for its mobile version, Adobe let go of several staple effects in Photoshop. For instance, white balance, fill light, blacks, curves, hue, luminance, and vignetting are nowhere to be found.

Still, in a sea of photo apps rife with duplicates and less-polished options, Photoshop Express is a boon for accomplishing simple post-processing tasks.

Tags: Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Photoshop, reviews, productivity software, multimedia software, Apple iOS, Apple, Apps, iOS

Technical Specifications
Adobe Photoshop Express

PlatformsAndroid; iOS
All Product Types Accessories eReaders Laptops Networking Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS AVADirect Averatec BeagleBone BenQ CTL Corp. CyberPowerPC Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Eurocom Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Google Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo Maingear MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Razer Sager Samsung Sony Sony PlayStation Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv Vizio VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1136 x 768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1792 x 768 1900x1080 1920x1080 1920x1200 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1700 2880 x 1620 2880 x 1880 3200 x 1800 3840 x 2160 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options