Adobe held its annual Adobe MAX conference yesterday and has unveiled many new features and optimizations for creative professionals, including –
- Improved performance when rendering a video in Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro
- New animation and layer controls in Adobe Fresco
- A new ‘Mint NFT’ option in Adobe Photoshop.
However, the most important announcement that is really worth mentioning was the introduction of new web versions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
This new feature will allow users to access and view their Photoshop and Illustrator files right from their web browser without downloading any extra app or purchasing any subscription. Adobe says that it will also help users share their work with collaborators while allowing them to comment on the work.
On the other hand, if a user owns a Creative Cloud Subscription, Adobe will allow the user to make slight edits to the shared Photoshop and Illustrator files using tools like an eraser, spot healing brush, and selection lasso right from their web browser.
However, the only caveat being that these apps’ web versions rely on the same Cloud Documents required by the iPad versions of the Creative Cloud software, which doesn’t work with any local files that you might have on your PC or iPad.
While on the other hand, these apps are also expected to have limited functionality than their offline counterparts. We have seen Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the iPad, which didn’t have the entire set of tools and features that you would typically get on the desktop versions of Photoshop and Illustrator.
The Photoshop web app is available as an open beta, so users can access them by going to photoshop.adobe.com, while Illustrator on the web is an invite-only private beta at the moment.
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