Adobe Capture CC turns your iPhone and iPad into a creation machine.
Imagine looking through your camera to see patterns, vectors, and even fonts. Now imagine turning those visions into design materials. The power to turn the world around you into creative digital assets to build your projects is in the palm of your hand today.
How to Create Vector Art on the Go
Turn your analog artwork or a photo into a scalable vector for use in a logo, illustration, animation, and more.
Using Adobe Capture CC, you can turn create vectors instantly with the Shapes function. Simply point and shoot at your drawing or upload a photo and watch it magically transform into clean, crisp lines.
How to Find Your Typography
See a font you like out in the wild? Capture it.
Now you can find your perfect type match using Adobe Capture CC. Take a photo of the type you like (in a magazine, on a label, a sign, anywhere!) and watch a list of similar Adobe Fonts magically appear.
How to Create Color Themes
Designers, rejoice! Looking for customized color palettes? Turn on your iPhone or iPad camera, aim at the scene that has the colors you want, and capture it. Or, import an image to craft your color theme.
How to Craft a Digital Brushes
Can’t find the right brush to paint? Using Adobe Capture CC, simply take a photo or use a saved image to create digital brushes that match with your creative vision.
How to Generate Beautiful Patterns
Using an iPhone/iPad camera or from Photo Library to capture the image and generate patterns with Capture CC preset geometrics. Or craft seamless tiling patterns and vector patterns that easily scale. You can easily create beautiful patterns that fit with your creative projects.
How to Capture 3D PBR Materials
Take a photo using iPhone/iPad camera or choose an image from Photo Library to generate realistic PBR materials for use in 3D design. Within Capture CC, you can also modify materials to give them even more texture.
Where to Save Creative Assets
All your assets can save to Adobe Creative Cloud libraries, which you can access from your Creative Cloud account in all compatible applications.
Compatible Adobe Apps and Programs for Creative Assets
Photoshop CC, Photoshop Sketch, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC, Illustrator Draw, InDesign CC, Dimension CC, After Effects CC, Comp CC, Dreamweaver, Animate CC, and Muse
2GB FILE STORAGE
The free, basic Creative Cloud membership includes 2GB of complimentary storage for file syncing and sharing.
MORE STORAGE (Optional in-app purchase)
You can purchase an additional 20GB for $1.99 (US dollars) of Creative Cloud file storage per month. The recurring payment is automatically charged to your iTunes account. To stop service, go to account Settings and turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of your billing period. Prorating is unavailable — when you turn off auto-renew, service will continue until the end of that month’s billing period.
App automatically launches into the camera and prioritizes returning to the camera.
The save asset dialogue has been streamlined. Assets are saved to current library. Change libraries via the top bar drop down in the Gallery.
Adjustments and Effects
Photo Adjustments to help refine your captures. Effects transform your images. Tap the double circle icon when in the camera to apply one or more.
As with every release, we’ve improved performance and squashed some bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
Great! Except for one annoying problem...
This is an awesome and extremely handy app however I have been experiencing the same issue for something like the past 3 months. The app will crash completely 9 times out of 10, very shortly after selecting a picture already in my camera roll to convert into a shape. I send the crash report just about every time but I'm not sure whether or not that does any good. I've also tried deleting the app and reinstalling it.
I always update the app and I'm currently using it with my iPhone X but I'm pretty sure the same thing happened when I had my iPhone 7 plus. In case anyone from Adobe reads this, the app does not crash when using camera within the app to convert to a shape and it does not crash at all when creating color palletes using either the camera or an existing photo -- only when trying to make a shape from existing photo.
Other than that, it's fantastic!
Developer Response ,
HI BrentonGP. I'm sorry for taking so long to respond to this. Please contact me through the in-app feedback (tap the Gear icon in the upper left corner then Send Feedback), I think I may know what's going on but it requires more space to troubleshoot than I have here. _Sue.
- Adobe Systems, Inc.
- 152 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- ©Adobe Systems Incorporated 2018. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- CC Storage (20 GB) $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.