Adobe has started testing a free web version Photoshop. Initially, this version of the graphic editor was available in Canada, but gradually the ability to interact with it will become available to all Adobe free account holders around the world.
The description of the service states that the web version of Photoshop will remain free, so some features will eventually disappear from it and become available to paid subscribers. Despite this, free users can interact with a basic set of photo editing tools.
“We want to make Photoshop more accessible and easier so more people can try it and experience the product.”— reported Maria Yap, Vice President of Adobe.
The first web version of Photoshop was released to the general public last October. It is a simplified version of the graphic editor, suitable for basic operations. Although the web version of Photoshop has many useful tools, it is far inferior to the full version of the editor when it comes to editing and creating images. Despite this, the web version of Photoshop supports collaboration and other useful features.
The web version of Photoshop was developed to show users some of the features of the editor and to attract new paying subscribers. Adobe promotes its other products in a similar way, such as Fresco and Express. No specific date has been given for when the free web version of Photoshop will be available outside of Canada.
At the same time, Adobe introduced a new neural filter based on an AI algorithm. The filter is called Photo Restoration and is designed to improve the quality of old photos. For example, with its help you can automatically remove scratches from an old photo that has yellowed from time to time and partially restore the color. Along with the existing Colorize filter, designed to add color to black and white photos, Photo Restoration helps you quickly bring old photos back to life.