In addition to delivering major Photoshop updates on desktop and iPad, Adobe today announced it is bringing Photoshop to the web. The firm also announced updates across other Creative Cloud apps and services, including Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Fresco, Behance, Adobe Stock, and more.
“Today at Adobe MAX 2021, I am thrilled to announce a major feature release of Photoshop on the desktop and iPad,” Adobe’s Pam Clark writes. “In addition, we are trying something new by introducing a public beta of a new web-based share for comment workflow in Photoshop that is accompanied by a preview of a small set of Photoshop editing features all running on the web. In this beta, you and your collaborators can open and view your work in the browser, provide feedback, and make basic edits without having to download or launch Photoshop.”
Key improvements in Photoshop for desktop include hover auto-masking capabilities for the Object Selection Tool, a one-click Mask All Objects option for layers, new Neural Filters, a beta version of a Landscape Mixer tool that adjusts the season of a scene automatically, a Color Transfer capabilities that applies the color palette from one image to another, a Harmonization Neural Filter that intelligently adjusts an image’s hue and luminosity, and, perhaps most notably, copy/paste interoperability with Adobe Illustrator.
On iPad, Photoshop picks up Camera Raw file support, the ability to transform layers into Smart Objects, Dodge and Burn tools, and a new Share for Commenting feature that integrates with Photoshop for desktop.
And the new Photoshop on Web, now in beta, provides a subset of the full Photoshop product with Share for Commenting compatibility, basic editing capabilities, and more. It’s available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Photoshop on Web is part of a larger Adobe initiative to bring as much of its Creative Cloud portfolio as possible to the web. You can learn more about that effort from the official Adobe blog.