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Update: Adobe reconsiders Photoshop Express TOS

You'll recall that Adobe last week announced Photoshop Express beta – a free Web-based tool that allows you to crop, rotate, tweak, twirl, correct, and show off photos on Photoshop Express or Facebook. For free.
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Written by Jason D. O'Grady on

You'll recall that Adobe last week announced Photoshop Express beta – a free Web-based tool that allows you to crop, rotate, tweak, twirl, correct, and show off photos on Photoshop Express or Facebook. For free. You'll also recall the ensuing flap that surround its onerous Terms Of Service (TOS) that, among other things, stated:

"Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed."

Adobe today revised the terms of service for the Px beta based on the heavy user backlash.

The original terms of service implied things Adobe would never do with the content within Photoshop Express. Thus, revisions were made to clarify our intent:

Adobe’s Rights – Adobe has retained only those limited rights that allow us to operate the service and to enable you to do all the things the service offers. If you decide to terminate your Photoshop Express account, Adobe’s rights also will be terminated. Adobe doesn’t claim ownership of your content and won’t sell your images.

Shared Content – Adobe clearly states the rights you’re granting other users when you choose to publicly share Your Content.

The revised terms of service take effect April 10th.

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