Entry-level live web version answers competition from Microsoft, Google
In an article on CNet News.com, it was announced today that Adobe, makers of well known software for creative artists, plans to bring a version of its signature Photoshop online in a web-hosted form, sometime in the next three to six months:
Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday.
The service, a limited ‘entry level’ version of Photoshop, is to be free, supported by ad revenue, and is meant to compete with Google and Microsoft, which are increasingly offering similar services. The article also suggests that Adobe means to leverage its hosted offerings with the prestige of the Photoshop brand, while protecting the brand by making the online version and entry-level, limited tool.