Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone

It’s been great to connect my former Google & Adobe teammates, helping them deepen the companies’ ongoing efforts to build up Web tech & enable deployment of demanding apps like Photoshop. Meanwhile the PS team has been working to make the app accessible everywhere:

The company is now testing the free version in Canada, where users are able to access Photoshop on the web through a free Adobe account. Adobe describes the service as “freemium” and eventually plans to gate off some features that will be exclusive to paying subscribers. Enough tools will be freely available to perform what Adobe considers to be Photoshop’s core functions. […]

“I want to see Photoshop meet users where they’re at now,” [Maria] Yap says. “You don’t need a high-end machine to come into Photoshop.”

One thought on “Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone

  1. I wonder who believed that removing the Blend Mode and Opacity from the Layers panel was a good idea?
    Seems to me that using PsWeb should help users learn about using the full version of Ps, yet they’ve decided to design an almost totally different UI?

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