Finally, the rumored web-version of Photoshop is here and it’s called Photoshop Express! How do you use it? Simple – just go to the Adobe Photoshop Express site and sign-up for an account. With this, you get:
- free 2GB of online storage for your photos
- a personalized URL for your site: name.photoshop.com
- very intuitive interface to edit your photos: cropping, saturation boost, black and white, and a lot more!
- create and share galleries and albums on the web
- link to Facebook, Photobucket and Picasa
Just be sure to have enough bandwidth (fast internet connection) to make the most of it because it’s using Flash to load everything. It’s cool… you even get to edit everything in full-screen mode!
I have created my own gallery. You can check it out at: http://mikelaophotos.photoshop.com
Also, just a few minutes after the announcement from Terry White about Photoshop Express, Kelby Training launched a FREE TRAINING site (http://www.photoshopexpresstechniques.com)dedicated for Photoshop Express hosted by Matt Kloskowski! That’s fast! 🙂
My first impressions: I was amazed at the interface and how simple it is to fix a photo. The interface is very similar to Adobe Bridge. You get the photos in the middle and you can adjust the size of the thumbnails. Putting the description and getting the file info is also there on the main window called the ‘My Photos’.
Editing was designed so that you just pick what the best color option is! There is no need for you to play around with layers. The main controls for editing are located on the left-hand side of the screen. When you click an option, it offers you different versions of the photos (using that effect) by displaying a filmstrip bar on top of your photo. When you mouse over an option, the main image displays a preview of what the final image will look like. Cropping/Rotating is a lot similar to Lightroom because it shows you the ‘Rule-of-Thirds Grid’.
Here’s how the editing interface looks like:
Finally, the ‘My Gallery’ is where you can see all your albums and is also similar to what the other people will see when they visit your personalized site.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and sign-up!!! 🙂