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Photoshop might soon be available for free


Adobe is testing out a free, web-based version of Photoshop (Credits: Anadolu Agency)

Photoshop is one of the best photo-editing tools around, but there’s no getting away from the fact it’s an expensive bit of software.

But that could be about to change.

Reports are swirling that Adobe is planning to release a free web-based version of the iconic software in the near future.

In fact, there’s already a web-based Photoshop offering but it’s only available to those paying for Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription.

According to a report from tech site The Verge, Adobe has opened up access to the web app to free account holders in Canada. It’s no doubt part of a testing process that could lead to the software being made available worldwide.

‘We want to make [Photoshop] more accessible and easier for more people to try it out and experience the product,’ Maria Yap, Adobe’s VP of digital imaging, told The Verge.

The company is pursuing a freemium approach with this, meaning that only Photoshop’s core features will be avaialble to non-paying customers. If you want the whole experience, you’ll have to stump up the cash.

Still, having (partial) access to one of the world’s most popular photo editing tools for absoloutely nothing is a great bonus if you want to start getting a bit more creative with your imagery.


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