02nd Mar 2007, by Andrew Barr

Photoshop Goes Online

Adobe has announced it will release an online version of Photoshop.

Photoshop Goes Online

Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, says the company's chief executive Bruce Chizen.

Exciting news for those involved in rich web apps, as, although there are several other web-based image editors in production, Photoshop is an awesome image editor and taking it online may just change the face of image editors as we use them today.

Bruce Chizen went on to say that the hosted version of Photoshop is part of a bigger company strategy to introduce Internet-delivered services that complement its shrink-wrapped applications and head off likely competition from Google.

They're also planning on making it free in the beginning and generating revenue from online advertising. As such it will be an entry level version of it's current apps such as photoshop and elements. This would also make sense for those wanting to try out Photoshop and hopefully upgrade to the full desktop version once they have become familiar with the app and want to take things further.

As a fan of Adobe's products this is great news and I can't wait to have a play!

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