Photoshop for the Rest of Us

Adobe releases free, web-based image editor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2008 9:00 AM CDT
Photoshop for the Rest of Us
Photoshop Express changes the color off a dog's hoodie in this undated screengrab. This free, web version of Adobe's Photoshop goes into open beta testing today.   (AP Photo/Adobe Systems Inc.)

Adobe’s Photoshop has long been the standard for high-end image editing, but for Joe Q. Digital Camera, it’s too imposing, too complicated, and much too expensive. Today, Adobe hopes to fix all that, rolling out Photoshop Express, its free, web-based photo editor. The flash-based editor gives point-and-clickers a quick, easy way to eliminate red eye, smooth over blemishes, and otherwise mess around, CNet reports.

The program is half a year late, but Adobe spent the time adding extra features. It now gives users two free gigabytes of storage space, and it’s integrated with Facebook and other social image-sharing sites, so spreading your finished products is a snap. The site is now officially in open beta testing, so if you can handle the bugs, check it out. (More Photoshop stories.)

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