Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft have had a troubled relationship when it comes to the Surface Pro.
When the first generation tablet first launched, it took a couple of months for pressure sensitivity to be available in Photoshop. Even though the program works relatively well, its crowded UI is so small that it took a hack to make it legible. And on Surface Pro 3 review units Microsoft issued to journalists, Photoshop runs sluggishly, with noticeable lag.
That should all change tomorrow, when Adobe will unveil the latest updates to its Creative Center suite of applications, including the long-awaited Photoshop 15.
We don't know too much about what's in this version, but we do know that it supports multi-touch gestures for zooming, panning and rotating. The interface has been redesigned with icons scaled 200% for touch. And perhaps, most significantly, this is the first generation of the program to adopt Microsoft's INK API, leaving behind Wintab.
This move means Photoshop users on all TabletPCs (regardless of digitizer tech) will benefit from pressure sensitivity without the need for additional driver support. With Corel rumored to be close behind with their upcoming Painter update, Wintab's days appear to be numbered.
To get you primed for what will be revealed tomorrow, below is the brief Adobe presentation from the Surface Pro 3 launch event last month.