MANILA, Philippines — Free Adobe Photoshop Web Version will soon be accessible to all users.
The company is now testing the free web version of Photoshop in Canada as part of a broader effort to make the tool accessible to more users and prevent them from acquiring the illegal cracked versions.
However, according to The Verge, Adobe didn’t provide a timeline for the free version, which they called “freemium”, to launch more widely. For now, the company is continuing to update Photoshop for the web with more tools, including refined edge, curves, the dodge, and burn tools, and the ability to convert Smart Objects. The web version also gets mobile support for reviewing and commenting on images.
The free version will have basic functions and the complete version will still be accessible through a subscription.
“We want to make [Photoshop] more accessible and easier for more people to try it out and experience the product.”Maria Yap, Adobe’s Vice President, Digital Imaging – Adobe
“I want to see Photoshop meet users where they’re at now,” Yap added.
“You don’t need a high-end machine to come into Photoshop.”
Adobe’s goal is to use the web version of Photoshop to make the app more accessible and potentially hook users who’ll want to pay for the full version down the road.
Source: The Verge