In Canada, Adobe is experimenting with a free online version of Photoshop
Adobe is now testing a free version of their Photoshop on the web app in Canada.
The Verge first learned about the development during Adobe’s consumer event in Paris. Adobe plans to launch a freemium model for Photoshop on the web, starting with Canada, according to the company.
Users with a free membership will be able to use the basic Photoshop on the web capabilities, but sophisticated tools will be kept behind a barrier. For the time being, the free user gets access to all features.
The online version of Photoshop was introduced by Adobe as a “collaboration tool” to offload the often intensive processing needs from local devices to the cloud, allowing rudimentary editing on ultra-low-powered devices. The online version has undergone multiple modifications since its first release to improve its usefulness.
Even the premium edition will miss features that professionals are used to, so don’t expect the online version to have the same capabilities as the full-fledged desktop client.
Adobe hasn’t said when Photoshop for the web would become more readily available.
With a free Adobe account, users may test out Photoshop on the web beta.