Adobe Photoshop will soon be free for all to use as a bare-bones web-based version of the full editing app.
According to reports from The Verge, the free trial is now available and being tested in Canada where users can access Photoshop from a web address so long as they are logged into a free account.
In addition, the browser version of the photo editor will give more users access to the core features of Photoshop. This was launched last October and now has expanded its functionality that aimed to be a collaboration tool for artists to share images with each other and edit each other’s images.
“I want to see Photoshop meet users where they’re at now. You don’t need a high-end machine to come into Photoshop.”
Maria Yap, Adobe, VP of Digital Imaging
Moreover, expanding the Photoshop user base also means bringing it to less capable systems, including Chromebooks.
This also ensures that other people using similarly low-spec devices can be able to access the app, being one of the industry’s standard apps, it would especially be helpful to students who want to learn the ins and outs of the app.
However, Adobe has not shared any info regarding when the browser-based Photoshop will come to other regions so we just have to wait for that announcement.