After nearly two years of beta testing, Adobe has released Photoshop for the web, a streamlined online version of its desktop image editing app, to all subscribers. The web service now gains access to the popular artificial intelligence-based tools Generative Fill and Generative Expand, which recently appeared in the desktop version of Photoshop.
New features based on Adobe’s Firefly generative AI model are available for commercial use, allowing users to quickly add, remove or augment an image with text descriptions in more than 100 languages, while retaining the lighting conditions and perspective of the original image remain.
Photoshop for the web also offers many of the most commonly used tools of its desktop counterpart, but with “simplified” User interface. Tools with similar workflows are grouped in a contextual toolbar to help beginners, while experienced users can switch to the desktop interface they are familiar with.
Adobe will actively develop the online version of Photoshop and promises to soon add many important features such as Patch, Pen, Polygon Lasso and Smart Object support. The web service provides subscribers with the ability to invite other users to collaborate on projects and allows non-subscribers to view and comment on files.
Photoshop Web is included with all paid Photoshop subscriptions, which start at $9.99 per month, and the company has no plans to offer users a free version.
Adobe tested a free web version of Photoshop back in June 2022, but Ashley Still, senior vice president of digital media at Adobe, recently said that the company “There are no immediate plans to create a freemium or shareware offering.” According to them, potential users can use it to test the Photoshop web service “free interactive demos” and training materials on the Adobe website before subscribing.