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 Adobe.com.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Adobe, Chrome OS, graphics editors

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)