Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most popular photo editing software, now has a web version. This new platform includes AI capabilities enabled by Adobe’s recently released AI model, Firefly. These artificial intelligence (AI) features, known as Generative Fill and Generative Expand, promise to improve current workflows and save time by executing a few tasks independently. Photoshop for the web beta was promised for October 2021. While it was more streamlined than its desktop cousin, it missed many complex tools and features that customers had grown to enjoy.
Adobe stated that it had made many modifications to the beta version to improve the user experience. For example, tools in the toolbar are organized according to processes, such as retouching a portrait, selecting an object in your image, performing rapid actions, etc. Those who prefer a more traditional interface can hide this toolbar.
With the release of the web version of Photoshop, creators no longer need to download or install the app separately. They can also use the Photoshop tools available online. Furthermore, Adobe has simplified cooperation by allowing users to invite others to collaborate via a shared link, regardless of whether they have a Photoshop subscription.
Adobe’s artificial intelligence capabilities
With the recent release of its AI model, Firefly, Adobe began incorporating generative AI into its software tools. Photoshop on the Web now provides the same feature. Adding Firefly brings two intriguing elements to the table: Generative Fill and Generative Expand. These features enable users to add, extend, or remove information from their photographs while maintaining perspective, lighting, and style. Photoshop now has the power to intelligently and precisely modify pictures. Text prompts in over 100 languages can also be used for this.
In addition to these AI-powered improvements, the web edition of Photoshop now includes the Contextual Task Bar, which was first released in the desktop version in June of this year. The Contextual Task Bar acts as an on-screen menu, intuitively suggesting the most relevant next steps, speeding the editing process and minimising the time and effort required to complete tasks.
Photoshop on the web is included with all Photoshop plans and comes with a 7-day free trial. The initial version will consist of only some of the desktop functionality. Still, Adobe has told customers that popular tools such as the patch tool, pen tool, smart object support, polygonal lasso, and others will be included shortly.
Written by Preeti Anand