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Adobe to Discontinue Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Fix

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Adobe has announced that it will be pulling the plug on Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Fix, two stripped-down photo-editing apps for mobile devices that Adobe offered until “full” Photoshop was released for the iPad.

Adobe Photoshop Mix was unveiled for the iPad back in June 2014, and it was designed to bring some of Photoshop’s more advanced editing tools to mobile devices — things like Upright, Content-Aware Fill, and Camera Shake Reduction. The app also included adjustable presets and simple tools for doing things like making composite photos.

Content-Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop Mix when it was launched.

Photoshop Fix was announced in October 2015, and the app is geared toward retouching and restoration. Features brought over from Photoshop include the Healing Brush and Liquify. Other features include Smooth, face detection, non-destructive editing, compatibility with high-resolution photos, and more.

Editing tools in Photoshop Fix when it was announced.

But with the launch of Photoshop on iPad in 2019, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix are now redundant and unnecessary members of the Photoshop family. As a result, Adobe has announced on both appssupport pages that they will be discontinued later this month.

Both apps will be gone from the app store, though existing apps on peoples’ devices will continue to work indefinitely (or at least until they’re incompatible with a future version of iOS).

“Adobe Photoshop [Mix/Fix] will no longer be available for download on the App Store starting June 21st, 2021,” Adobe writes. “If you already have the app installed you can continue to use it, although there will be no new updates or one-on-one support for users.

If you’re looking for a free, lightweight photo editing app with some of the same features as Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Express is the mobile app you’ll want to transition to. If you want a more full-fledged photo editing experience on mobile and don’t mind paying a regular subscription fee, Photoshop on iPad is what you’re looking for.

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