Adobe launches free Photoshop Web application

Google, eat your heart out.Adobe Photoshop was one of the original reasons why people purchased Macs.

Adobe launches free Photoshop Web application

Google, eat your heart out.

Adobe Photoshop was one of the original reasons why people purchased Macs. Adobe Systems, Inc. launched the powerful photo editing and retouching application in 1990 exclusively for the Mac and the software set the bar for graphic software and drove hardware sales. The next chapter was when Adobe launched Photoshop for Windows in 1992 – much to the consternation of Cupertino.

Adobe today changed everything again with the launch of Photoshop Express, a new Web-based application that allows you to edit photos in a Web-browser. The application was launched in beta form yesterday and is heavily dependent on Adobe's flash technology.

It's pretty funky in Flock but works well with the newly-Acid3-compliant Webkit nightly build, Firefox 2 and Safari 2.

Game-changer, or natural evolution to the Web?