After nearly two years of testing, Adobe officially launched the web version of the Photoshop service on September 27.
According to The Verge, the web version will be integrated with Generative Fill and Generative Expand toolkits – allowing users to add, delete details, or expand images with commands. This feature is powered by the artificial intelligence (AI) model that powers Firefly and is allowed for commercial use, Adobe said.
The web version offers many of the same popular features as the desktop version, but with a refined interface that provides a better user experience. This includes the Contextual Task Bar feature, which helps suggest the most important steps to take in the workflow.
Besides, Adobe said that patch, pen, smart object support, and polygonal lasso tools will soon be added to the web version.
Features with similar workflows will be grouped and named on the toolbar to help users easily familiarize themselves with the software. However, you can turn this mode off if you like the desktop version’s interface. In addition, the Photoshop web version also allows users to collaborate on projects and leave comments.
The web service is included in all Photoshop paid plans starting at $9.99 per month, and there will be no free version.
In 2021, Adobe released a beta version of Photoshop Web. By June 2022, the company began testing the freemium model in some countries. Previously, Adobe announced that it would provide a free version with important features in the desktop version.
However, Adobe senior vice president of digital media Ashley Still said the photo editing giant has no plans to launch freemium, instead, users can experience the web version by subscribing. Sign up for a 7-day trial before purchasing the package.
Since the beginning of this year, Adobe has continuously integrated AI into products to support users in creating and editing images. This makes many content creators concerned about whether AI is trained based on copyrighted works of art. In response to this question, Adobe affirmed that the purpose of integrating AI into Photoshop is to support users, not to replace the human role