Adobe has officially launched Photoshop for the web, making it available for all users with paid plans. The web version, which was in beta for almost two years, now features Firefly-powered AI tools such as generative fill and generative expand. The tools in the web version are organized based on workflows, making it easier for users to reproduce images or select objects. Additionally, Photoshop on the web provides the full names of the tools in the toolbar, catering to beginners. Users can also collaborate on files by sharing links, even if the other person doesn’t have a subscription.
In May, Adobe introduced Firefly-powered features like generative expand and generative fill, which were initially only available in the beta version of Photoshop. Now, these features are also accessible on the web version, potentially allowing Adobe to issue quicker updates and test new features. While the web version includes most of the tools from the desktop version, it still lacks certain features like the patch tool, pen tool, smart object support, and polygonal lasso. Adobe acknowledges this and is actively working on bringing these tools to Photoshop for the web. However, the company has no plans to offer a free or freemium version of Photoshop on the web at this time.
Overall, Adobe’s launch of Photoshop for the web provides users with enhanced accessibility and collaboration capabilities, along with the integration of powerful AI tools. The web version aims to cater to both experienced users and beginners, offering a streamlined workflow and informative tool descriptions. With the inclusion of Firefly-powered features and future plans to bring additional tools to the web version, Adobe continues to expand the capabilities and possibilities of Photoshop.