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Photoshop Express – a FREE web version of Photoshop March 27, 2008

THIS is badass — Adobe Systems, the fine folks who brought us Photoshop, have just launched a basic version of the popular photo editing software online for FREE.

From the Associated Press:
“While Photoshop is designed for trained professionals, Adobe says Photoshop Express, which it launched in a “beta” test version, is easier to learn. User comments will be taken into account for future upgrades.


Photoshop Express will be completely Web-based so consumers can use it with any type of computer, operating system and browser. And, once they register, users can get to their accounts from different computers.”

I haven’t tried this out, and probably won’t as I already own the full version of Photoshop and am an unabashed and unapologetic Flickr fanatic. But lots of people will have a whole new world open up for them, as Photoshop is a monster. There is truly no other software that compares to it.  Of course this is Adobe hoping users will upsize to their $99 Photoshop Elements (or whatever it’s called) version. However, it’s damn good marketing and good for Adobe’s Feng Sui. But the real winners will be all those people who want to edit and tweak their photos for free & for that reason, I think this is fantastic news.

And anyone who tries it out ; I’d love to know the thoughts on the capabilities.

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2 Responses to “Photoshop Express – a FREE web version of Photoshop”

  1. I, too, was excited about this. However, you can’t resize photos our change pixel numbers. I felt like it was a kind of a glorified Photo Lava or something.

    I hope this changes as I am poor. Can I borrow some money? My wife is sick and our car broke down and ……..

    No, I would just use your money to think about buying whiskey and moon pies. Don’t lend me any……

  2. missbethd Says:

    well, that’s a major buzzkill — those are two major-league edit skills that would be super useful to most people who don’t own the software.

    Thanks for the review.


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