Adobe Photoshop has transitioned its once beta web experience into a fully-fledged feature, now part of all Photoshop plans. This new version is incorporated with the highly anticipated Adobe Firefly generative AI features, namely Generative Fill and Generative Expand, marking a significant leap since its beta release.
This transformation was crafted with insights and feedback from a global community of users spanning over 40 countries. Adobe’s focus is to cater to the budding creators who are just getting their feet wet with Photoshop, offering them a streamlined user interface to kickstart their creative journey.
Moreover, seasoned Photoshop users haven’t been left behind; they can now access sophisticated tools like Generative Fill right from their web browsers. The web version eradicates the need for cumbersome downloads or installations, enabling users to dive right into creativity with just a few clicks.
Whether starting a project from scratch or picking up from where one left off, Photoshop on the web provides a seamless transition between the web and desktop app, further enriched with collaboration features through link sharing.
The new web version is more than just a simplified Photoshop; it’s a refined, user-friendly platform. Tools are logically grouped based on workflows, aiding in easy navigation through tasks like portrait retouching, object selection, or quick action applications.
For those unfamiliar with Photoshop iconography, the toolbar now boasts tool names to help ease the learning curve. The interface is customizable to resemble the familiar desktop layout for those who prefer it.
Venturing into the realm of generative AI, Adobe Firefly has been integrated into the web version, bringing along its Generative Fill and Generative Expand features. These tools empower users to modify content within images non-destructively while ensuring the final product is coherent in terms of perspective, lighting, and style. The magic unfolds with simple text prompts, transcending language barriers with support for over 100 languages, facilitating realistic image alterations.
Adobe hasn’t stopped there; the Contextual Task Bar, initially introduced in the desktop version, has made its way to the web. This feature recommends logical next steps in key workflows, cutting down the number of clicks needed to achieve desired results, thus enhancing the overall user experience.
While Photoshop on the web is still on its way to mirroring the desktop version’s extensive feature set, the addition of popular tools and features is on the horizon. This update opens up a realm of creative possibilities, redefining what’s achievable in a browser-based image editing platform.
This update is a testament to Adobe’s commitment to fostering a flexible, user-centric platform that caters to both new and seasoned creators. By blending the power of generative AI with Photoshop’s robust editing tools, Adobe is not only setting a new standard for web-based creative platforms but also encouraging a culture of collaborative creativity, making sophisticated image editing tools accessible to a broader audience. The integration of AI extends the boundaries of what’s achievable, reaffirming the importance of continual innovation in staying ahead in the digital creativity realm.
From Adobe Blog