In an effort to make the Adobe Photoshop service accessible to all, the software giant Adobe has begun testing the free online version of popular photo editing software. Verge reports that the company is currently testing a free version in Canada, where customers can access Photoshop online for free with an Adobe account. The service is called software software “freemium”. However, the forum will close a few premium features for users. Such features will only be available to paying users. The company will make available free tools to provide basic functionality with a free account.
“We want to make (Photoshop) more accessible and easier for more people to try and experience the product,” Maria Yap, VP’s Adobe digital imaging, was quoted as saying in the report.
In October last year, Adobe made Photoshop first available on the web. An American computer software company has begun offering a simplified version of image editing software that can be used to handle simple changes.
Although the free-to-use app provides basic layers and editing capabilities, the service was severely limited in providing the full range of functions seen in the app, according to the report.
Instead, Adobe has established the forum as a collaborative tool, allowing artists to share a photo with others, engage them, add comments, and make a few changes.
Headquartered in Delaware and headquartered in San Jose, California, the company is currently headed by Indian chief executive Shantanu Narayen. In addition to the photo editing platform, the company sells a wide range of software, including a popular video editing platform – Adobe Premier Pro.