Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone
We all get used to get a bad news in daily basis in these days but things may start to change. At least for some designers who starts their newly careers or for low-budget start-ups.
By today the Adobe’s Pricing may be found a heavy load on designers shoulders as just the per license price €31,49 (+VAT) per month and for a single application and €73,49 (+VAT) for Creative cloud. Makes it highly expensive especially for fresh businesses. Bu as we said things are changing for now in basic levels but again it’s changing for the better.
Adobe Photoshop will soon be free for everyone, thanks to a basic online version of the application. The company is currently testing in Canada, where those interested can access the suite of image editing tools from a browser.
According to The Verge, as long as someone has a free Adobe account and lives in Canada, they can access the program. In the future, the company wants to offer everyone a free online version of the program and introduce more features.
The company is now testing the free version in Canada, where users are able to access Photoshop on the web through a free Adobe account. Adobe describes the service as “freemium” and eventually plans to gate off some features that will be exclusive to paying subscribers. Enough tools will be freely available to perform what Adobe considers to be Photoshop’s core functions.
“We want to make [Photoshop] more accessible and easier for more people to try it out and experience the product,” says Maria Yap, Adobe’s VP of digital imaging.
This web version of Adobe Photoshop is a stripped down version of the popular photo editing application. However, it does have all the basic features with a directory that will keep growing, even though it may not be completely free.
The company calls the version “freemium” and finally plans to offer additional features to those who have an active subscription to the desktop version or will pay a subscription for the web version. What is the meaning behind this? The basic features are free and the web version will be lighter.
Somehow, we do not need to look for free alternatives, or we can do online editing from less powerful systems, on the go. In any case, the free Adobe Photoshop is a surprise move by a company that has always been chasing money and locking its programs as best it could.