Adobe plans to give free access in Photoshop on the web. Currently testing a free version in Canada.
Adobe has begun testing a free-to-use web version of Photoshop, and plans to open the service to everyone as a way to introduce more users to application.
The company is now testing its free version in Canada, where users can access Photoshop on thenetwork through a free Adobe account. Adobe describes the service as "freemium" and plans to block some possibilities which will be exclusive to paying subscribers.
But quite a few will be available for free tools of Photoshop, or at least of what Adobe considers to be the basic functions of Photoshop.
"We want to make Photoshop more accessible and easier for more people to try and get to know the product," says Maria Yap, Adobe Vice President of Digital Imaging.
Adobe released for the first time the web version of Photoshop in October 2021, providing a simplified version of the application that could be used to handle basic editing. The levels and basic editing tools were in the menu, but the service did not come close to the full range of application features.
Instead, Adobe framed it primarily as a collaboration tool, a way for an artist to share an image with others and get them to log in, leave some comments and make some minor tweaks and hand it back.
In the months that have passed, Adobe has made several updates to the service and has also begun to open it up beyond collaboration use cases. At first, someone had to share one photo from the web app, but now, any Photoshop subscriber can be connected and launch a new document directly from the web.
Στόχος της Adobe είναι να χρησιμοποιήσει την web έκδοση του Photoshop για να κάνει την εφαρμογή πιο προσιτή και να προσελκύσει πιθανώς χρήστες που θα θέλουν να πληρώσουν για την πλήρη έκδοση είτε στο web είτε σαν εφαρμογή. Η εταιρεία έχει ακολουθήσει μια παρόμοια διαδρομή με μια σειρά από τις εφαρμογές της για cell phones, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των Fresco και Express.
The online version of Photoshop is a very important offer, as it opens one of the most powerful tools of the company in all operating systems, even on linux.
Adobe hasn't announced a timeline for when the freemium version will be more widely available. In the meantime, the company continues to update Photoshop for web with more tools, including optimized edges, curves, doge and burn tools, and the ability to convert Smart Objects. The web version also receives support for mobile to review and annotate images.