Use the Mac creative tools you know & love, like Photoshop,with the touch experience of your iPad
As I mentioned earlier that the app is meant to turn your iPad into a graphics tablet, it’s worth noting here that Astropad itself offers no drawing tools as such, but simply offers a gateway to the interface of say, Adobe Photoshop for example, thereby not limiting your options and letting you use it with your favorite drawing tools.
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Creating Astropad required innovative new technology we callLIQUID. The result is stunning image quality and responsiveness never before seen in similar tools.
LIQUID is true to your source material with color corrected output and retina resolution. What you see on your iPad is the same as on your Mac.
Total creative freedom
LIQUID features breakthrough network technology that keeps up with you even when wirelessly drawing. It really works, allowing you to work from your desk or the sofa.
GPU accelerated, so your Mac stays fast
Always fluid and responsive
ARM Assembly code to maximize battery life
Color corrected to match your Mac
Mac and iPad together in one connected workspace with the creative tools you know & love
Astropad supports most pressure sensitive pens, giving you the freedom to work with a large selection of stylus tools.
Coming in the spring! Adobe Ink too. Since Pencil doesn’t have pressure, you can use Astropad in Finger mode with it… while you wait for full support.
Absolutely! In that case, there is no need to pair your stylus and instead use Astropad in “Finger” mode.
No, you’ll need a stylus specifically designed for the iPad. Here are a few we recommend.
This a bug that is specific to Photoshop CS5 that we are looking into. Other versions of Photoshop will work.
Pixelation is expected and by design. We are optimized for displaying high quality still images.
If a large change occurs on your Mac screen and we are unable to keep up, we show pixelated content. This is a signal that we don’t have the full screen in yet, and that the screen image is loading. Astropad is honest, when the image is clear, you are assured what you see is the actual content, artifact free.
Sending high image quality over WiFi is really challenging. Ever wonder why we don’t have wireless TVs? or Wireless computer displays? It’s really really hard to do.
This is a known bug that we are actively working on that is specific to this Mac. Keep an eye out for an update!
Not in the plans at the moment.