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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 6:37 PM

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Photoshop: Multi-Touch support for Windows 8

I'd love to have decent Multi-Touch support for Windows. I bought a tablet PC (HP 2760p) with a built-in capacitive touch screen and a Wacom digitizer, hoping it would work perfectly with Photoshop. The digitizer works like a charm, but I can't use pinch to zoom, or move the canvas with my fingers. These small adjustments would greatly improve the Photoshop experience on Tablet PC's.

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7 years ago

Go to ~34:00 of this video: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/p... to see a demo of upcoming 2x User Interface support on Windows, as well improved pen & gesture support for Win 8.

Note: Windows 8 will be required for improved pen & gesture support.

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6 years ago

Details on Touch Gestures in Photoshop CC 2014.2.x:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usin...

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5 years ago

Additional gestures have been added in Photoshop CC 2015.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...

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9 years ago

I agree. I'm using a T901 Fujitsu, and I was quite disappointed to find that there was no multi-touch support in CS5 for Windows.

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9 years ago

It's actually made even more annoying by the fact that support exists for Macs already.

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9 years ago

Agreed (samsung slate). My Adobe CS5 applications are about the only ones which don't support touch panning and pinch zoom... Adobe, and premium professional software in general, shouldn't lag behind on things like this.

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9 years ago

In CS5 touch screen computors acted as wacon pads....only more sensitive. Great for selections, clonijng etc. CS^ has a fault and does not allow touch screen to work. In effect CS6 is not fit for purpose and stops me working. When will the bug be fixed

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
touch screen selectiosn.

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8 years ago

s there any Adobe Photoshop, Creative Suite software for Touch Screen computers... I saw there was for a tablet, and Ipad but is there any for the computer alone. I bought the Windows 7, Samsung 32 inch touch screen all in one computer... and while I installed my Adobe CS2 on it fine. I couldn't help but wonder if Adobe has matched Corel in its software for the computer.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Computer, not tablet, touch screen software? for photoshop or creative suite?.

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8 years ago

I recently bought a Lenovo touchscreen desktop. I installed Photoshop CS6 on it last night and it works fine with the mouse, but when I try to use the different tools using the touchscreen it doesn't work. For ex I chose the paint brush and started drawing on the screen with my finger and all it does is move the picture around. I googled this situation and other people have had this problem too. They have said it is a driver issue. So I called Lenovo and after a bunch of hassle finally got someone willing to help but he wanted me to confirm photoshop cs6 is compatible with a Lenovo touchscreen desktop. Chat support won't help me and I thought posting here might be faster than a 30 minute or more hold time on the phone. Does anyone have any ideas?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop cs6 wont work on touchscreen desktop.

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8 years ago

I'm desiring the same. I have a planar touch display on the PC - windows 7 with the latest updates to Photoshop.

currently running what photoshop reports sys-info as:
Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64

Would LOVE to use this as if it were a waacom tablet.

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multitouch displays don't have that much resolution (nor do your fingertips).

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You're right, the resolution isn't as great as it could be - certainly a limitation but - The screen comes with a USB plugin which has separate connectivity to the screen itself. This USB plugin interfaces with the built in tablet drivers.

To that effect, there are greater resolution higher capability multitouch screens made by companies such as PQ Labs. These are overlays which can be used on screens with a greater level of resolution.

The heart of this entire thread is this: If we can touch it, we want to draw with it. The tech has touch and interaction capabilities that we'd like to harness. Will this be a near-future implementation? Pretty please?

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Oh also, the planar interface has capabilities which interface with non-finger touch type devices. The very same which can be used on other devices such as the ipad, iphone, android and so-on.

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7 years ago

I completely agree. I bought a Surface Pro because it was able to run Photoshop. After I installed Photoshop on it though I discovered that the multitouch gestures don't work. This makes it really hard to use Photoshop for drawing purposing on the tablet. When using such a wonderful graphics program on a high powered tablet I expect to be able to use it correctly. I then found out that the Mac version of Photoshop has these gestures in it, even though the ipad can't even run the full version of Photoshop. Sadly for all my tablet drawing I had to switch programs. It really is a shame. If Photoshop would add this feature into the windows version I'd happily go back to using Photoshop for all my artwork.

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7 years ago

I am surprised to see this topic has been idle for 3 months. I just purchased a Wacom Cintiq Companion, and was, frankly, stunned by the lack of touch support in Photoshop - not even the most basic touch actions such as pinch-zoom, pan/scroll, or rotate. Manga Studio 5 EX, which costs a tiny fraction of Photoshop, has these options built-in.

As Sara above said, I expect to be able to use Photoshop correctly - as it is, I feel like I have to take a step back to use it on my new device. For as much as we pay to use Adobe products, this seems like a no-brainer. With most new computers being sold with Windows 8/8.1, and touch monitors dropping in price, I hope that Adobe can correct this oversight in the very near future.

(I also can't help but notice that no one from Adobe has responded here. Are they even aware that users find this to be a problem?)

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We read all the posts, but don't always respond to every one.

We have been working with Microsoft for a while now to resolve bugs and problems in Microsoft's tablet/touch APIs. When we have news that we can share, we will let you know.

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7 years ago

Same request here... I have a Wacom Cintiq Companion and I was really unhappy to discover that not only are there no multitouch features (like pinch to zoom, or panning, which would be the obvious one), but every time my finger touches the screen, the canvas shoots to the bottom right corner. It's made Photoshop virtually unusable on the Cintiq Companion unless I first disable the touch screen, which eliminates the point of the tablet...

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7 years ago

Ahh now that is excellent. Exactly what I am wishing for! I am looking forward to that update when it comes out. Thank you!

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7 years ago

Hello! I have Vaio Fit 15A. I'm installed last update of Photoshop CC, but multi-touch zoom, pan and rotate is not work! Is it required to tune some options or install drivers?