Adobe wants to make Photoshop free on the web

Adobe wants to make a free version of the Photoshop image editing program available on the Internet. This was reported by the American magazine The Verge, citing sources of the US group. It is already testing the free version in Canada, all you need is a free account with Adobe. It is planned to make the software available as “freemium”, which means that some features should be reserved for paying customers. According to Adobe, however, enough pieces of the software should be included in the free version to at least map the core of Photoshop.

“We want to make Photoshop more accessible and allow people to try the software more easily,” Adobe’s Maria Yap tells The Verge. So the goal is for more people to be able to get to grips with Photoshop and be persuaded to pay for the full software. In fact, it costs 23.79 euros per month, in the photo subscription together with Lightroom only 11.89 euros. The group did not say when the free version should be made available worldwide. Yap also points out that no powerful computer is required for the web version. It also works on Chromebooks, among others, used extensively in US schools.

Adobe only introduced the web version of Photoshop last fall, and Illustrator went online as well. At the time, they were said to be simplified beta versions, but have been continually supplied with new features and tools ever since. Adobe has now also announced a filter for The Verge which, thanks to AI support, should be able to restore old, faded and sometimes even destroyed photos.


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