Mar 27 2008
Adobe today announced Adobe Photoshop Express public beta, a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone in the US (or willing to say they’re in the US) who wants to store, sort and share digital photos with some fancy effects. During the public beta period, Adobe is asking for feedback from Photoshop Express users on product features and functionality, which they will continue to evolve over time. Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images
online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook.
No experience is required to add special effects that will impress friends and family. In keeping with its one-click approach, Photoshop Express offers tricks like Pop Color which selects an object in an image, mutes the background color of the photo and allows the user to swap the object’s color so it jumps off the page. Sketch effects help photos look like drawings and the Distort feature allows you to distort facial features or objects within the images for a comical or artistic effect. Even users with limited photo editing knowledge can simply select what looks best from a line-up of sample photos with visual hints showing different variations of the added effect.
Adobe Photoshop Express beta is available now for free via web browsers such as Firefox,
Internet Explorer, Safari and others.. It was created with Flex, Adobe’s free, open source framework for building RIAs. An Internet connection and an up-to-date Flash Player 9 are all that are required to experience Adobe Photoshop Express. Future plans include availability in other languages and countries.