Adobe brings streaming Photoshop to Chrome OS

Adobe logoChrome OS has been a fine OS for people who just consume content on the Internet, but other than writing documents, the OS hasn't offered much for content creators. If you deal with photos at all, Chrome OS has mostly been a non-starter because it has been missing one crucial piece of software: Adobe Photoshop. Today, Google and Adobe are finally fixing that situation, bringing Photoshop to Chrome OS.

And now for the list of caveatsto start, this is just a beta project. Initially it's only going to be available to "US-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership." Photoshop won't be a local app; it will be a "streaming version" of Photoshop. Google doesn't say much about the streaming option, only that "this streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. Its always up-to-date and fully integrated with Google Drive, so theres no need to download and re-upload filesjust save your art directly from Photoshop to the cloud."

Adobe brings streaming Photoshop to Chrome OS

Adobe's site fills in some blanks, saying that the app will run in a "virtualized environment" and won't have GPU support at launch. The network requirements are listed as "5 mbps/max latency 250," so it sounds like there's no offline mode. And if you want to use the app while mobile, you'll need a pretty good LTE connection. This streaming version of Photoshop will also be accessible on a Chrome browser running on Windows.

More of Adobe's Creative Cloud is expected to eventually end up on Chrome OS. Google's post says it's "welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks," and Photoshop is just the first app. (Adobe's site says "other products [are] coming soon.") Users can apply for early access at

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Adobe, Chrome OS, graphics editors

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