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Adobe to offer Photoshop Web Version for FREE!

Adobe is offering the web version of Photoshop for free starting with a pilot program in Canada.
File photo: Adobe Photoshop web version
File photo: Adobe Photoshop web version

Equipped with Photoshop's core functions only

According to the source, users from the said country can access Photoshop from a web address so long as they are logged into a free Adobe account. 

The company plans to open the service up to everyone as a way to introduce more users to the app. Adobe’s VP of Digital Imaging Maria Yap added,

We want to make [Photoshop] more accessible and easier for more people to try it out and experience the product.

First launched in October 2021, Photoshop's web version appeared to be a simplified version of the app that could be used to handle basic edits. Adobe initially marketed it as a collaboration tool for artists and designers to do edits and revisions together.

Describing the service as "freemium", Adobe intends to restrict some features that will be exclusive to paying subscribers. However, there will be enough tools that they can use for free that are considered Photoshop's core functions.

However, Adobe did not reveal the timeline on when it's going to roll out the free web version of Photoshop in other countries. 

Currently, the company is continuing to update Photoshop for the web with more tools. This includes refine edge, curves, the dodge and burn tools, and the ability to convert Smart Objects. 

The source also said that the web version is also getting mobile support for reviewing and commenting on images.

Moreover, Adobe released a sneak peek at a new AI-powered Neural Filter that is arriving in Photoshop soon. Allegedly, this is a "photo restoration" filter that can clean up a yellowed black and white photo to make it almost new again. 

In addition to this, it will make use of  Adobe's existing colorize filter for adding color to black-and-white photos.

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Source: The Verge

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