Adobe Photoshop Express

Have you ever wanted to use Photoshop at home but were too cheap to buy it? Me too. Now Adobe has released a beta version of a new service for us: Adobe Photoshop Express. It is a free web-based site where you can upload images, tweak them with a limited version of the Tool Palette, and share them with friends and web sites.

Although Adobe is getting into the web-based photo sharing site a little late, it has major brand recognition. Plus, you can even edit photos that you have already uploaded to some of those other photo sharing sites.

What’s Good:

  • Free!
  • Web-based, so
    • Doesn’t matter if you are on a Mac or PC
    • Can access your images when you are traveling
  • Easy to flip, rotate, remove red eyes, distort, etc.
  • 2 GB of free storage
  • Can edit your images already uploaded on Facebook, Photobucket, and Picasa

What’s Not:

  • Can only upload JPEG files, no TIFFs, GIFs, BMPs, etc.
  • Still in Beta, so some features are not working properly
  • No print function

More information here: Adobe Photoshop Express FAQ

To sign up, just go to http://www.photoshop.com/express. Please note that you will need to have Flash Player 9 installed to access the site.

P.S. If you find Photoshop Express too limited and Photoshop CS3 too expensive, there is another option: Adobe Photoshop Elements which costs $90-100.

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