Browser-based Photoshop will be free for everyone – Review Geek
Adobe Photoshop will soon be free for everyone, thanks to a basic web version of the application. The company is currently testing the free trial in Canada, where interested people can access the suite of Photoshop editing tools from a web browser.
According The edge, as long as you have a free Adobe account and are in Canada, you can access Photoshop. Then, soon, Adobe wants to offer a free web version of Photoshop for everyone to introduce the service to more users.
Keep in mind that this is a simplified basic version of the popular photo editing app, but you will still be able to enjoy all the basic features.
The company calls it “freemium” access and will eventually offer additional features to paying subscribers. This way you can use only the basic features if needed or pay for a few extra checks. Or, you know, you can buy the full Photoshop suite. This decision is probably a way for Photoshop to put its software in more hands instead of alternatives to Photoshop.
Adobe launched the web app last year and has since added several tools including sharpen edges, curves, dodge and burn, smart object conversion, and more. And while the company hasn’t shared too many details about upcoming features, or when it will open the free version to more people, we have a feeling that will be sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, Adobe will continue to add new features, such as mobile support for reviewing and commenting on images, and expect more soon. We’ll report back as soon as we know more or when it opens to other regions.
via the edge