@Adobe: Why don't you make a Photoshop comprehensive mobile app?

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Like you did with Lightroom, many tools that are similar to the ones present in desktop app, instead of the current splitting of functions between many mobile apps, which causes confusion and doesn't satisfy Adobe CC subscribers who want a complete mobile app to carry (or start) their work on the go.
What do you think?
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photoshop fix app
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As a Microsoft engineer I know lots of time goes into that, almost for nothing, unless you know millions of people who want to buy it.  Not many will.  Something like that is good for pro's but on a mobile, it takes away from a professional who can do a much better photo fix and print on a real computer.  A mobile app is good for the phone that takes a picture but only if the user knows the difference between compressed JPG and uncompressed high resolution such as TIFF.  Most phones don't save in TIFF but save in PDF-JPG.  PDF will compress like JPG if you select 'uncompressed file' rather than PDF-JPG.  There is no TIFF on a phone.  Even in digital cameras, the high resolution files are RAW (not TIFF) and those cameras have files names that are only native to the camera maker such as Canon or Nikon.  With so many various files per each brand, there's no reason to make a mobile app unless all the files (RAW, TIFF) are standard for every camera model.  Same goes for the phones.  We had the same problem with PC's until all of them became standard through the IEEE standards of electronic architecture.  Unless you have a high resolution photo, you lack the flexibility to edit a photo - especially while on the go.  This may be the reason that most photographers won't fix your highly compressed JPG phone photos. Phone pics are (only) good for posting on social networks but not for making larger, real, professional, photographs.  That's what Photoshop is all about.  I would rather see PSE 14 have some changes that will help professionals and we really need some changes in PSE15.  I have stated a few a while back.  I won't repeat it.  Adobe has my requests.   Maybe you can make your own website for your mobile.  See how long it takes you.   Steve. (MCSE engineer)