So by now many of you have probably heard that Adobe has released a free version of Photoshop. It is a very scaled down version of elements and is web based. Click here to check it out in person.
Before any of you say, “oh no, I already have Photoshop,” read on. This program is meant for the most basic of editing. If you are a photographer, photographer, hobbyist photographer, scrap booker, or just enjoy manipulating photos, this program is likely way too simple for you.
I have included a screen shot below so you can see what it does. It can do the most basic of exposure adjustments, sharpening, hue changes and touchups. After creating a log on so I could see it, I tried to think who would benefit from this. I would say someone like my mom would. She has a simple tiny point and shoot, snaps away, then prints. She never edits before getting them printed. So for her this would be perfect. I would say this is a great beginner tool for those who are not interested in editing but want to make their photos slightly better before printing.
Another use for Photoshop Express is creating a gallery to share. You get some space on photoshop.com where you can save and share photos. That could be useful for anyone. But there is a lot of competition in that arena, such as flickr.
I would love to hear other people’s opinions of this new Adobe product – please put your thoughts in the comment section.
Thanks – Jodi
PS. and before anyone asks, “nope, none of my actions work in Photoshop Express…”