It looks like Adobe’s shiny new universal version of Photoshop Express – for the iPad and iPhone – is not shining in its current release (Version 1.3). This is a brand new release on the iPad and an update for iPhone users.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the app’s ratings in the App Store are pretty terrible – a 2-star average for the current version – which is staggering for an app from a major, mainstream software company.
TUAW even has a post up where they have dubbed the app ‘the spawn of the devil’ and a dog …
It seemed like such a great idea. Adobe was releasing a free photo editing tool for the iPhone and the iPad. Well, Photoshop Express is out, and it’s a big, honking dog.
Apparently many users are seeing the app crash on launch, open other apps, and crash repeatedly in various ways.
I have run the app probably 25 times now, partly just for testing purposes today, and I have yet to see a crash. I’ve run it in both portrait and landscape mode, opened a good range of photos from my libraries, edited them using many different effects and tools, and so far had no issues. It sounds like my case is very much the exception rather than the rule though.
For those of you have tried the app, what has your experience been? As buggy as it appears from its ratings?