Adobe Capture: Illustrator, Ps

Graphics & Design
4.8 (23.5K)
366.8 MB
Age rating
Current version
Adobe Inc.
Last update
7 months ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for Adobe Capture: Illustrator, Ps

4.83 out of 5
23.5K Ratings
6 years ago, P.mousse Esq.
Great update!
Update April 2018: Finally the tools I’ve been waiting for in Shapes! Makes all the difference! Some helpful tweaks in the other modules as well, especially Patterns. The app has officially graduated from a sometimes useful toy to an invaluable part of the toolkit! Update: The app keeps improving. In particular the Shapes module is coming close to a valuable aid. The window for refining the image finally offers some flexibility in removing unwanted bits. Desperately needs an Undo button and size control for the eraser. It still produces weirdly angular results that require much adjusting in AI, almost to the point of negating the benefits of being mobile. The pattern module is a nice addition to the repertoire, if rather primitive thus far. Original Review: Fail to see how the Looks redesign is a move forward; the old arrangement gave more information at a glance. Might be useful to toggle between the two, since preferences differ. On the plus side, it's nice to be able to use one's own photos for the test picture. Would be even better if you could export a photo of the filtered image. I love the idea of these apps and appreciate the reduced clutter of having them combined in one place, but they remain more promise than performance. Their application is too narrow. It's frustrating to keep track of which feature is supported by which app(s), to create something then find out it's not supported in the app you need it for.
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7 years ago, Papfabs
Really Purposeful
This app does exactly what it says it does and what I needed it to do, which was to transfer my drawn sketches into Photoshop and being able to efficiently and quickly clean it up, get all my necessary lines and shapes clear, erase anything I didn't want, name them, and automatically load to Photoshop library for me to place. It's been fantastic and has saved me a lot of work and time. Every page was done three weeks ago and am in my next phase of production. Looks like I will be meeting my goals/timeframe. Only thing is this efficiency can only be done with Photoshop CC and not older versions of Photoshop, which is what I have. So it forced me to subscribe to the Adobe photographer package, which is $9.99 a month. But it's been worth it for me. Thanks for coming up with this app. I didn't have crash problems like the other reviewers. Fantastic and very efficient and effective app--oh, you smart people over at Adobe! Thank you!
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5 years ago, Herouana
Awesome! Love the Features!
I absolutely love this app. It is great for using your camera to take pictures and use the different tools to highlight a font, for example, and then it will search for the most similar one available in the Fonts store and everytime I have used it, it finds an identical or nearly identical one. Another great feature allows you to export patterns from a photograph and this has been a really neat tool. Used it to take photos of some fabrics that had some awesome patterns and colors, but the only downside was the color didn’t always come out accurately, but that falls on the cell phone camera for not processing it properly. Lots of other great features too, but it is an awesome app to accompany the suite of programs in Adobe’s creative cloud.
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4 years ago, dysamoria
Slow & clumsy; not sure why this exists
The UI isn’t exactly clumsy in terms of design (edit: well, yeah, it is), but it’s clumsy in terms of speed: there’s tons of lag and little indication that it’s processing anything. Maybe there’s just too much processing being demanded for a mobile device CPU. Maybe it’s just that there’s zero user control over how much processing it does for things like “shape” creation from images (smoothing feature, especially). With the obsolescence of Adobe CS6, I’m exiting the Adobe product platform. I will NEVER subscribe to software. Software subscriptions are an utterly abusive market paradigm. It’s all about grabbing ALL the money, rather than a reasonable amount of money for a perpetual license to a specific version of a tool. Therefore, I have no idea how well this app integrates into Adobe’s suite of applications and tools. I really don’t care either, because I have no interest in that suite any more. I just want a few tools to do specific things very well, at a reasonable price, (and not be a PITA). This product does not fit that requirement. I’m not exactly sure what usage this product is really meant to fit. Adobe themselves do not fit my requirements as a developer of tools. I’m moving on. Their market dominance is fading, thankfully. EDIT: The UI for refining shape captures is abysmal. There is tons of lag, and the switching between erase and draw is WAY too clumsy. There’s no clear distinction between draw and fill gestures.
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2 years ago, ReformationDesigns
Focus less on data mining your users and more on improving the actual software.
I’ve been an Adobe customer for a really long time and have sent them likely thousands of dollars over the years. I appreciate the work they do. However, with your mobile apps — PLEASE do something about how often we get signed out. It is such a hassle to have 10-15 different apps - all useful in their own right — that seem to just periodically decide to sign themselves out … then there’s like four different login screens…two factor authentication, then password again, then confirming that we are okay with you spying on everything we do so you can turn a bigger profit (no, I’m not okay with it and I’d be willing to bet the person who reads this isn’t okay with it either. 💀) just to open the app and use it for its stated purpose. It makes me want to not use your apps at all. I don’t have this issue with any other creative apps and the perpetual need to keep logging back in over and over with no clear reason why is really, really agitating. Please, please, please fix this. In all your apps. Invest more in making it less of a hassle to use your products and create things that your market actually wants than you do data mining. It’s not a good look and costs you long time customers.
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7 years ago, IndiaSt
Wish I️ Could Actually Use The App
Wish I Could Actually Use The App - because it’s a really great one, when it’s not crashing or not letting me access images or files. It’s a great day when it’s running smoothly but I find myself cursing this and all the adobe apps more often then not. The at&t store told me the issue is that it’s not compatible with the new Apple update but that’s a cop out excuse because I’ve always had these issues, it’s just now 50% more problematic since the latest update😢😢 All things said, when the app is actually working- it’s my most useful and favorite design tool!
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6 years ago, simduh
3 stars after Oct 2018 update; would have given 5 before update
This was my go-to app for vectorizing my sketches and migrating them into illustrator. It used to be a lot more simple, and the smoothing effect (my favorite effect) used to run very quickly. Now, when I take photos of my sketches they look a lot more grainy. This in itself isn’t an issue until I go over to the smoothing effect, which bogs down my phone because it’s trying to vectorize every. Single. Grain. Then, when it finishes smoothing my artwork after a good 5-10 minutes (if it finishes at all), it ends up a lot lighter, white washed, and less defined. If I can’t figure out how to make this work like it did before I’m going to have to find another app to use. I hope the next update fixes these issues.
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2 years ago, syshshshsh
Annoying Pop Up Menus
I really dislike when I create a new pallet, save it, and then on the main screen a pop up occurs right over the button to click a new camera screen open. I also really dislike "Keep Current Selection/Add New Photos" dialogue after I reopen the app and save a new pallet. Quit dogging me with annoying popups and just let me create color pallets in peace. JFC hire some UX designers to make it even better than it is. I also wish there were more ways to select different types of color pallets, especially in upload mode with your own photos. It just picks the colors and there's no other way to change it. Overall, a solid app, but needs a few major updates to add crucial features to it.
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2 years ago, jakermey
Great for capturing vector photos!
This has quickly become one of my favorite apps as an artist that frequently uses Illustrator! I wish you could apply multiple filters at the same time when capturing and I would REALLY like to be able to upload multiple photos at a time from camera roll or files and apply the same settings to the batch instead of having to do them one by one. Other than those feature requests though, it’s really easy to use and helpful for digitizing real-world subjects.
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6 years ago, HBSteve
Want to like but doesn’t work
Well I wanted to give this a while after watching the live presentation. I tried each tool and they mainly seem to work but I was interested in the pattern tool mainly and of course it simply don’t work at all. It seems to default to bitmap, and if you try to change it locks up as if camera frozen (no not clicked to freeze). If you try to change the pattern shape, nothing happens. No pop up selector comes up as shown in demo. I’m on iOS 11.3. Kept playing with pop ups finally popped up seemingly a force/hold press on the icon finally made it open but not a normal press ... you must press and hold.... well sometimes. It’s locked again on me. Seems like it only opens when vector, yet the image is locked so useless can’t see
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2 years ago, simpleluc
This is what I was looking for. It’s sad that we are in a pay me and I’ll tell you all the info. I found this app by accident after asking people in different groups for help with pictures for projects cause I didn’t know what I was doing. I found this and have been going through files just to watch it eat these pics up and spit them out in 5 seconds. Versus me sending hours trying to get the color right in the picture for it to pick up the lines in other programs and apps. THANK YOU!!!!! I feel like I hit the jackpot!!!
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2 years ago, CL Roberts
The most useful app on my phone.!
Seriously, it is an essential part of my tool kit. I used to spend hours creating UV, diffuse, specular, bmp maps, etc. With one click I have a PBR MTL file at my fingertips that can be used with most industry standard 3d applications and software. I can quickly capture color schemes for LUTs and color grading. I could go on and on here because, well, I honestly don’t know what to do with the time this app has saved . Thank You, Adobe team, for another stellar product.
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6 years ago, Voxy
Update keeps crashing or freezing. Arghh.
(Update—STILL FREEZING -But it seems to happen when I expand the pattern in size with my fingers - with an open pinch- on my iPhone. That seems to be when it then freezes after that, when I hit “save”. If I do not make the pattern larger then it does not seem to crash or freeze, at least not for the first one or two patterns! PLEASE FIX THE APP SO I MAY USE IT AGAIN!!! I like using it, but this update made it unusable! I even deleted the app, and reinstalled. The issues are the same.) What happened? I updated, and now my app won’t work! It’s so frustrating. It just won’t complete a pattern. Spinning wheels, or screen freezes or crashes. Ughhhh! So frustrating! I wrote adobe I think, but no reply. Natch. PLEASE FIX THE BUGS IN LATEST UPDATE.
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12 months ago, LAFonh
Very useful — but glitchy
I use Fresco constantly and was struggling with making circles. Enter Capture … five minutes later i had downloaded a png from the internet with a perfect circle, and uploaded it to shapes. After that my most commonly used icons and shapes got the same treatment. It’s a huge timesaver. The color schemes is also a great asset because that can go from Fresco to illustrator and InDesign. The main issue I have with this app is it’s glitchy. Really, really glitchy. It crashes after every other upload. It also takes forever to sync. The AI recognizing the shapes can be really off — so you need high-res images to make it work.
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9 months ago, Jamies Rad
Used to love but keeps CRASHING
I use this app specifically to import my procreate files to create svgs. Whenever I attempt to save an import the app crashes after hitting the save button. This has been happening for the past 3 months and progressively getting worse. It used to happen every 3rd or 4th import, but I have to been able to save maybe 1 import out of every 20 attempts in the past week. I used to love this app, but this makes it non functional for me. Looking at the reviews it seems that this has been an ongoing issue and the developer hasn't even responded to reviews since November of last year. Who knows if this review will even lead to the bug being fixed. Very disappointed in Adobe.
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7 years ago, LetsdothisEpix
This should be more popular
Honestly this app should be so much more popular than it is. I've never left a reading on an app but this app totally deserved it. It is so useful for your creative needs. I just recently downloaded it and I use it all the time. The color scheme and looks tools are incredible. And the best part: it all syncs directly to creative cloud. It's incredible! 10/10! If you use photoshop or premiere pro, or even illustrator, get this app. You'll thank me later.
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7 years ago, Shsidmnsn
Fantastic, yet could be better
Hi from all the comments I’ve seen what I had to say: it is just a great and convenient app, for any people who would use adobe apps. Here I have a suggestion: Could you make the color capture more accessible? We now could only pick colors from photos from our album by: open camera, click album at the corner and then find the photo. Could you just please make a way for us directly go to album, without opening camera? That will make everyone easier. Thank you
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4 years ago, StarbucksDinosaur
GREAT App!!!
My boyfriend and have been putting together an automotive business and have many parts in bins, that are really difficult (for me) to find at times as I recall things visually. I thought initially making drawings of the parts on the bins would help but it would be way too time consuming. Then I happened upon this Adobe app! It is GREAT for this. I’ve been using it to take pictures and make a simple images/b&w ‘shapes’ of parts and putting together & printing labels for the bins. It saves so much time and creates great quality ‘shapes’. It’s also very easy to use & get the hang of. I’ll very likely be using it in other projects as well in the future. Amazing that something like this can create something that otherwise would take hours to make. Thank you Adobe!
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6 years ago, Leo from Miami
Yesterday I found the name of a font with this app just by taking a picture of a sample. Very fast! The app also shows plenty of alternative fonts that look alike. Huge time saver! I also love the other features: Color sampler from a scene or picture. Gives a beautiful color palette for a project. Patterns is also very cool. I have not used it yet. Same with brushes. Amazing! I have used the Shapes feature to use on a commercial job. Excellent.
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7 years ago, Riivye
A great unison of earlier Adobe offerings
Adobe seamlessly integrates apps, such as Adobe Shape and Adobe Color CC, into a single offering. The interface is intuitive and allows for a logical workflow when managing different aspects of projects. With Adobe Capture CC, it is easy to convert physical sketches into clean vectors, create brushes, create color palettes and profiles on your mobile device and migrate them to your workstation at the speed of your wireless network. I really like it.
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4 years ago, surdi_klf_artist
the Logo
I really liked the old version design of adobe application logos and it motivates me to use it until i didn’t realized that the new design came in. i started to seeing it as flat and blah. the old version of logo designs was like the ‘creativity with determination mindsets to continue’ perspectives whenever i am on the home screen with various apps as daily basis. but beside the design logos, the softwares was good and no issues so far for me .. thumbs up
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6 years ago, Jon4thon
Adobe capture
Adobe capture has become my friend. Whenever you enter into a creative environment you were always looking for new tools that will allow you extended freedom within your work adobe capture does just that you can rework lines and shapes To your hearts content this results in increased flexibility and a wonderful world of creative thought expressed on paper or whatever media you are going to export to.
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1 year ago, Charity411
Huge Design Time Saver
Absolutely impressed. Love that it’s mobile app. Love that it can do auto captured parts of a solid image and make them transparent and cut out image parts automatically and gives us the option choose however many of what it automatically did and also what we want from the image
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4 years ago, JessicaNoelle
There used to be an app called Adobe shape. You would use it to transfer photos into black-and-white drawn images. That app later became a part of Adobe Capture. I used that feature all the time to make posters, portraits, and so much more because it had a distinct style that no other Adobe app had. Now the shapes function just does the same thing as image trace in illustrator which is stupid because if I wanted to use that I would just open illustrator. I used Adobe capture for a specific reason and now that specific reason is gone and I can’t create a lot of work because of that please add that feature back.
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7 years ago, Chaimster
Screen Printing In Real Time
This is a brilliant little app app and frankly I shouldn’t say this but I don’t understand why adobe is giving it away for free. this is a tool which allows you to create screen prints just using arrangements of black-and-white pixels It posterizes in real time. When played with, this app produces fabulous fabulous results. Bravo adobe for letting us beta test another amazing piece of work.
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3 years ago, musicmatter504
Exported and saved photos are very low quality
Good day to you. I would give this app 5 stars, but unfortunately I’m unable to do my design work because the images that i create in your app don’t save in the same quality as seen inside your app. Inside your app the images look very clear and high quality, but as soon as i save the image to my iPad, it becomes very blurry, and low quality. Please get back in touch with me regarding this issue as soon as possible, because i will like to change my rating to five starts, thanks.
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3 years ago, DestinyN92
Awesome app for digitizing Lettering
This app combined with affinity designer is perfect for digitizing your lettering on an iPad. I am working on designing Lettering worksheets and I upload my picture into adobe capture to smooth it out and then save it as an SVG and then I upload it into affinity designer to smooth it out further. It is absolutely perfect and saves me the trouble of uploading it to my computer to use with illustrator. Perfect!
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2 years ago, PPlantec
Remarkably useful...if you can find your files.
I love this app, but it stores all files in the creative cloud libraries. I have two Adobe accounts. I want these files accessible to my PC. But they go to my other account and there seems to be no way to switch accounts once you sign in.
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6 years ago, Lyndamal
Want to Love New Materials Function
I enjoy the Adobe apps and I use this one a lot for colors and shapes. The new materials function would be great for mock-ups but the editing function doesn’t seem to have a way to tone down the shiny effects. I create patterns and this washes out the photo. I’m sure the way I want to use it isn’t how it’s designed but if you could have a way for it to be plain so I can look at my patterns on gift bags or maybe journal covers or clothing that would be awesome.
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6 years ago, Lesliesfbay
Can’t import a shape into draw
1. Took a picture of my hand in Capture. 2. Turned on the vectoring tools and erased almost everything except the outline of the hand. 3. Saved the artwork to many places: iCloud, local documents folder on iPad, etc. 4. Opened draw, and the work does not show up. I see an older project from several weeks ago, but not the pict I worked this morning. Second, I cannot get the Apple Pencil to consistently activate an eraser or drawing point. One moment, it’s working. The next moment after picking up the tip and repositioning my hand, it doesn’t register the new touch on the screen. While I appreciate the simple UI, I wish there were more roadmaps or explanations for this casual user. I don’t use the app everyday, but when I do, I wish it was not so frustrating.
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4 years ago, Nicoaks1124
Easy & useful even makes cool coloring pages for kids :)
Well made app, easy to use, and has come in handy in a wide range of uses from making coloring pages from a normal picture for my little one to capturing the colors in the sunset to help choose a paint color. I often find random uses for this app and it exceeds my expectations every time.
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7 years ago, Marybelll
The new update keeps crashing
When trying to make new shapes the app continually crashes. I miss the feature where you could select and deselect different parts of the shape without completely erasing them. I like the option to draw and erase but unless it gives the option to zoom in MUCH CLOSER so using the erase/draw tool doesn’t leave a big circular blob, I’d rather they change it back to include the previous options. I have to rate this 1star until they fix these problems. I have an iPad Pro as well as an iPhone 8 Plus, so it’s definitely not a hardware or iOS issue.
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4 years ago, prayerpower
Great app for converting images to SVG
LOVE Adobe Capture. It’s so easy to use. Being able to take an image and convert it to an SVG file is so simple. Gives you so many options to work with within the app. Also makes it so easy to send to Photoshop. If you are a crafter and use a Cricut or any cutting machine, this app is a must! Wish they had a desktop version.
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6 years ago, tiff1015
When do I sleep?
This app is so much fun. There are millions of ways to manipulate a design. I recently started creating my own patterns in illustrator and organizing them I’m photoshop mix. But this app puts a whole new twist on my creations. I haven’t had time to check out the other tabs (shapes, type, colors, materials, and brushes). Seriously, when am I supposed to sleep. 😃
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5 years ago, DiQzi
Fun and Functional!!!
I love how it is easy to create a vector from every scene through this wonderful app. It’s not only a very useful one, but also inspirational in how to look differently to usual things around and make various outcomes of a single reference. It would be ideal if the app could make color vectors as well as silhouette ones. Anyway I just love it.
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7 years ago, bradleythegeek
Poor resolution
Patterns made on my iPhone 7+ export to ththe camera roll at a measly 1080x1920. Meanwhile, if exported from my iPad, they come out at 2372x2048! This happens even if the photo was taken ON the iPhone: the iPad app still exports the higher resolution pattern. That means, to use the patterns in anything where you need the resolution, you’d better have an iPad around to do the “save to camera roll” part. This limitation does not make any sense, given that the iPhone takes and handles much larger images without an issue. Aside from this bizarre behavior, the app is solid. Does multiple useful things, especially if you’re into graphic design. Just please make it less annoying to get my full resolution patterns and stuff off the phone :(
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6 months ago, Goodgirldiz
I took a course with Adobe Illustrator in 2013, I absolutely loved it. Pen tool is my jam. 11years later picked it back up well the whole bundle, it’s changed a lot. I have forgot a lot, but I am still as excited if not more so, about having the app whenever I have inspiration
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7 years ago, adobephile
Great tool!
It’s so convenient to have a font recognition function in Adobe Capture! It runs on my Apple iPhone, and it can recognize fonts in photos I take with the phone and/or images I find online. Add to that the ability to save selected fonts to CC libraries as character styles, and you’ve got a very useful tool!
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7 years ago, csimmons83
Need to improve image export Quality
This is a fantastic app however it is crippled by the very poor image quality when exporting images you've created such as patterns. I hope Adobe is listening and will update this as the images are so poor they cannot be used.
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7 years ago, KingWyckd
Latest update won't download
Overall I've enjoyed this program but this latest update is driving me nuts. I've tried to download it 4 times and every time it tells me I need a later operating system than is available. I have the same operating system it requires... and yet it tells me I can't update but can instead download an older version.
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2 years ago, ssddsgxg
Color Tool makes too many small shapes
The color tool could use an update. The black and white vector tool is perfect, but for converting images to a colored vector I’m not a fan of what it does to it. There are tiny spaces between the shapes. So when you export that image to a vector app or program editing that shape is frustrating. I don’t recommend using the colored option when converting vectors.
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4 years ago, Salnlj
Awful update! Can’t access camera roll without crashing to library page
This was a GREAT app—but with the latest update of the software you can no longer access the camera roll on your iPad—well you can for a few seconds, but it then crashes back to the library page. Update at your peril—and forgot about getting any help from their online assistant people—prepare to be passed around from one person to another to another like a virus without ever getting anyone who can help you.
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6 years ago, funkyknees
Problems even on newest version
I try to upload a photo to trace into a basic shape to have in my library for adobe draw.....nothing works. If I try to capture it, I get a white blank screen. If I try to upload my own photo even with the correct file, I get a blank black screen. The app itself suggests nothing nor do the forums I’ve looked up online. It seems like it’d be very helpful if not for the bug
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1 year ago, peanut music
Loving it
I love the I buy love how when I take a picture of old photos it seems to do much better than my camera. My feedback is that you should have a feature in it that can takes away reflection to make it easier then using a printer to scan old photos.
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3 months ago, BlindMuse
only limited by you
With all Adobe products, the true beauty of this outstanding app lies in discovering one's creativity. Be bold and jump out there; it can only go where you lead, and although you never arrive, I promise you will see amazing things.
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2 months ago, B.Arawa.Lee
Absolutely Blown Away
I have only been using this App for a few hours but how impressive. The level of things you can create and that are to come is mind blowing. Truly appreciate this tool and the whole adobe Creative Cloud Cabinet of Magic 🙌🌻🫶🏻💯
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2 years ago, katiebva
App just crashes
Update- they fixed the issue and replied to me. I appreciate that. I installed and logged in with google and the app immediately crashes. Try to open it, crashes instantly. Lots of posts about this issue in the forum but no resolution. Disappointed to say the least.
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6 years ago, Genecyber
Shazam for the world
I’ve only been using this app for 20 minutes and I’m already in love. Capturing the world around me in a quantifiable way in an artistic context has never been done so elegantly. This is the type of thing that the inventors of mobile hardware could not have envisioned. Simply Amazing
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7 years ago, dforzano
Still learning how to put to best use
It's nice to have some of these features all together. I used to use Kuler, so that was my step in, but starting to make use of Shapes now. It would be great if there was less of a loss of functionality when offline, especially more ability to share between Adobe mobile apps.
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3 years ago, ZenwithaPen
Great App! (Still Has Glitches)
I love using this app. The designs you can create using this tools are pretty limitless. It makes the workflow much more streamlined, and it’s not an additional charge. The only aspect that frustrates me is that during the use of some filters, effects or captures, my phone will freeze or stop working as I’m saving a stencil or picture.
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