Leading software giant Adobe has introduced Photoshop on the web, a transformative move to enhance accessibility and streamline usage for creators.
The release is now part of all Photoshop plans and comes with a generous seven-day free trial, empowering both new users and existing Photoshop enthusiasts.
Adobe is placing a strong focus on accommodating new Photoshop users by designing a streamlined user interface. At the same time, existing users will relish the opportunity to access tools like Generative Fill seamlessly through any web browser. The primary objective is to offer an easily accessible platform to harness the powerful capabilities of Photoshop without the requirement for downloads or installations.
The web-based version of Photoshop enables users to create, open, or edit any Photoshop document online and smoothly transition to desktop usage with a simple click. Collaboration is simplified as users can invite others to join in, even if they do not possess a Photoshop subscription, by sharing a link for viewing and commenting on files.
Incorporating some of Photoshop’s widely utilized tools, Adobe introduces ‘Firefly,’ a new family of creative generative AI models, to the web platform. Users can now access the Generative Fill and Generative Expand features, previously available only on the desktop version. These features empower users to non-destructively modify content within images, aligning with the perspective, lighting, and style of the original image to produce remarkable outcomes. The process is intuitive, guided by simple text prompts available in over 100 languages, ensuring realistic results.
While Photoshop on the web may not encompass all the features present in the desktop version, Adobe has reassured users that more favorites, including the patch tool, pen tool, smart object support, polygonal lasso, and others, will be added in the near future, enhancing the overall user experience. This move by Adobe marks a significant step towards making Photoshop more accessible and versatile for creators, ultimately fostering a more expansive and inclusive creative community.