Adobe Takes Photoshop and Illustrator to the Browser

Limited web versions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator apps were recently revealed at the Adobe MAX 2021 event.

While complex tasks will still need to be done on its apps, the browser version allows for basic edits such as crop, select, color correction, and insert text. More importantly, collaborators are now able to review and add comments directly through the browser without having to download any apps or have Creative Cloud subscriptions.

The update removes friction from the creator side as they no longer have to create multiple versions of PDF/JPG drafts to hand to clients and collaborators, as well as the client-side which can now easily access the imagery to offer quick feedback in which revisions can be seen directly on the browser display.

Other collaborative updates currently being tested include Creative Cloud Canvas which is essentially a joint virtual whiteboard and Creative Cloud Spaces which brings group files, libraries, and links in a centralized location.

The latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator now enable web sharing for comments and feedback. The web editing capabilities are currently still in beta and are available for trial here.

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