Adobe Photoshop Express – Review

March 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

By now, if you’re a designer or artist of any type, I’m sure you’ve heard at least some of the hype about Adobe’s free, on-line release of Photoshop. If not, please get caught up by checking out this post.

So, right off the bat, good things about Adobe Photoshop Express:

  1. FREE!!!
  2. With a name like Adobe, its gotta be good!
  3. On-line = easy access anywhere
  4. 2 Gigs of space?!?! YES!

Once you’ve created an account through the lovely Flash interface, and then received your confirmation e-mail and logged in, its time to upload! After you’ve uploaded and selected your first image to play with, you get a screen that looks something like this:

screen1.jpg

…nooot really enough options to be called Photoshop, although definitely Express! I think the term Photoshop is being used primarily to attract attention and gain users. Then again, it is the BETA version, sooo perhaps more options will be added later?!?

Here’s a shot of my “finished” product:

screen2.jpg

For every edit option you choose, the top bar displays around five-seven potential versions of that edit. You can see by the check marks which options I used on this photograph.

Overall, I’m not terribly impressed. And as seen by this post, its not even close to being more “advanced” than other on-line editors at this point.

Adobe…I must say you’ve somewhat failed me…

(Except for the lovely full version of CS3 that I personally own, so no real need for the on-line…but still! Its the principle of the thing!)

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