Recently, The lip reported that Adobe had begun testing a free version of Photoshop on the Web. After successful tests, the company will open the service to everyone. This will be a good way to attract more customers.
Currently, users in Canada can access Photoshop on the web through an Adobe account. Registration is free. During traffic, the service will be free. But there will also be select features available only to paying subscribers. As you can see, the free version of the platform will allow us to perform only basic tasks. However, for many users, this will be enough.
“We want to fix it [Photoshop] more affordable and easier for more people to try and experience the product, ”says Maria Yap, Adobe Vice President of Digital Imaging.
Photoshop was released online last year
In fact, Adobe released the web version of Photoshop in October 2021. It was the lite version of the application that was able to handle key changes. Although we could work with Layers and basic editing tools, the platform was not similar to the application. So, it was a small tool that allowed users to do some editing work, share pictures with others, leave some comments and make some small modifications.
However, the Adobe Photoshop on the web that is currently being tested has many updates. We must say that it is much closer to the application.
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There are several reasons behind Adobe’s decision to bring Photoshop to the Internet. Initially, this is a good option for those who do not need to buy a full version, as they use it a few times a month. The company has done the same for some of its mobile applications, including Fresco and Express. Second, there are similar services on the Web. So Adobe needs to bring its users back. Third, users do not need to work on computers with powerful hardware.
“I want to see Photoshop meet users where they are now,” says Yap. “You do not need a high-tech machine to get into Photoshop.”
Adobe has not provided information on when Photoshop will launch on the web. But the company is actively working on it. So at startup, the service will be the same as the application.