Free web version of Photoshop launches

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  1. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I've always wanted to play around w/Photoshop but never bought it. Here's an easier (beta) version available to anyone for free!
    http://www.11alive.com/tech/article_tech.aspx?storyid=113597
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The maker of the popular photo-editing software Photoshop on Thursday launched a basic version available for free online.

    San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe Systems Inc. says it hopes to boost its name recognition among a new generation of consumers who edit, store and share photos online.

    While Photoshop is designed for trained professionals, Adobe says Photoshop Express, which it launched in a "beta" test version, is easier to learn. User comments will be taken into account for future upgrades.

    Photoshop Express will be completely Web-based so consumers can use it with any type of computer, operating system and browser. And, once they register, users can get to their accounts from different computers.

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    Adobe says providing Photoshop Express for free is part marketing and part a strategy to create up-sell opportunities. It hopes some customers will move from it to boxed software like its $99 Photoshop Elements or to a subscription-based version of Express that's in the works.

    Ron Glaz, a research analyst at IDC, says the move was necessary for Adobe to keep pace. Users are less likely to switch to a software they aren't familiar with, he said. (more info at link)

    Photoshop Express
     
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  3. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    I LOVE Photoshop! I'm glad they've come up with a free version.
     
  4. KarlK

    KarlK New Member

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    I think Photoshop's name recognition among anyone regardless of age is alive and well: due to its outrageous retail price it's one of the most pirated software in the world.
     
  5. anneinchicago

    anneinchicago New Member

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    Don't use it just yet.

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9906064-7.html

    What till they either rewrite or remove this
     
  6. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    Oh this looks like a fun and powerful photo manipulation program and it's free.
    http://www.gimp.org/
     
  8. Elphaba

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    I'm a Photoshop user and I highly recommend Gimp for those that don't want to fork over the $700 to buy Photoshop... I personally know quite a few working photographers that use it in place of Photoshop.
     
  9. golfmom

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    Well under Adobe's TOS for the freebie version of Photoshop, if push came to shove, I'd load gimp and give it a whirl. I was looking at the features and it has a lot of power.
     
  10. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    so how do you get it?
     
  11. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    Which free photoshop version or Gimp?
     
  12. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    photoshop...I just went and downloaded GIMP!
    Thanks for the link.
     
  13. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    If you get a chance report back or pm me on how you like GIMP, I'm curious.
     
  14. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I sure will...do you know how to get the free photoshop?
     
  15. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    Also do you or have you used GIMP and if so do you like it?
    I am a scrapbooker so I am always looking for neat things to do with pictures.
     
  16. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    I could poke around for you to find them, but the concern is that the terms you agree to allow them rights to your photos. Until that's all sorted out, I wouldn't consider signing up for usage. Also, you don't download the program, but sign up to use it online.
     
  17. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    Oh, you are so talkin' to the right girl. What program do you use now?

    I have tons of links and sources for digital scrapbook, and even do some designing of my own.
     
  18. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I don't use ANY program...thats why I was so excited to see this!!!! I am not (yet) a dig. scrapbooker although I'd love too...
    You do designing for scrapbookers or just in general?
     
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    MissieMt New Member

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    Gimp looks VERY confusing to me, but I'm so computer illiterate it's not even funny.
     
  20. golfmom

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    I've made custom kits that I've shared. My scrapbooking is basically for myself, but I've done a bunch of custom work for friends and family.

    I'm hoping this link works, but worst possible case you can search by username (golfmom) for me there ... http://www.scrapartist.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=2570

    Hopefully, that should give you an idea of the kind of stuff I do. You might want to look through the gallery in general. It's always fun to look at other people's work for inspiration.

    Anyway, I started years ago with Microsoft Picture It! and eventually grew out of it and moved over to Photoshop. Photoshop is NOT for the faint of heart though, there's a big learning curve. I ended up needing to take an online class to get me going in the right direction.
     
  21. White Rain

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    I'm a total scrap-lifter!!! Going to check the link now...thanks!!!!
     

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