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Adobe Makes Apple’s Case That Tablets Are Indeed for Content Creation, Shows Photoshop on iPad

At this point, I don’t think anyone outside of Redmond is really clinging to the notion that tablets can’t be used to do content creation, at least certain kinds of creation.

But, for anyone that needed a little more convincing, Adobe on Wednesday showed a version of Photoshop running on an iPad. And we don’t mean the slimmed-down Photoshop Express that already runs on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

This was just a demo, mind you, but it was serious Photoshop work with layers, at least according to folks who were there.

Mobilized isn’t at Photoshop World in Orlando, but I will try to get a few more details on this, such as what all was shown and when real-life tablet owners might be able to get their hands on some code.

In the mean time, add photo editing to a growing list of serious tasks that tablets could be good for, a list that also includes music making and–in a pinch–writing and editing documents.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work