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scrimski
03-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Adobe intends to offer a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing program in the next three to six months, according to CEO Bruce Chizen.

The hosted version of Photoshop is part of a bigger company strategy to introduce Internet-delivered services that complement its shrink-wrapped applications and head off likely competition from Google.

http://news.com.com/Adobe+to+take+Photoshop+online/2100-7345_3-6163015.html?tag=nefd.lede

mech7
03-01-2007, 12:20 PM
I suppose it will be a very limited tool only for people want to slice and red eye remove.. and change brightness / contrast etc kinda like: http://www.picnik.com/

jscheel
03-01-2007, 02:56 PM
I'm curious if they are going to offer layer support. Layers one of the core things that set Photoshop apart from your basic image editor.

re1
03-01-2007, 05:52 PM
want to see that xD

Fredl
03-01-2007, 08:58 PM
That's interesting that Adobe considers Google a competitor.

I just had a look at the current Google apps, here:
http://www.google.com/a/org/
There's a free online word processor. Free spreadsheet. Free Calendar program and free web page creator.

But no image or paint program.

Adobe must feel that Google will soon release a free online paint program.


I suppose it will be a very limited tool only for people want to slice and red eye remove.. and change brightness / contrast etc kinda like: http://www.picnik.com/
I don't see any reason why a Google image manipulation program would have to be low on features.

You would upload your image to Google's server. All the rendering and complex computation takes place on Google's server. So really, they could include any complexity.

The sky is the limit!

SylvanMist
03-01-2007, 09:00 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Google gets a paint program. It already has Sketchup...plus Picasa is like the Bridge, even has somethings I like better about it(such as being able to SAVE your rotated file from inside Picasa).

mech7
03-01-2007, 11:37 PM
It would be kinda silly to use the server for the computation that stuff is much better handeld client side (like the javascript / flash editors) Also it would put ahuge stress on the server, while at the same time you can take advantage from the client cpu :)

Even large sets of xml is kinda slow on the web imagine a image begin processed, rendered and send with each change back again ;)

edit* also this stuff is aimed at average joe they don't need layers at most they would need to add some text, the picnic editor has pretty much all the basic functionality most people need.. less = more, it needs to stay simple to use.

I don't see any reason why a Google image manipulation program would have to be low on features.

You would upload your image to Google's server. All the rendering and complex computation takes place on Google's server. So really, they could include any complexity.

The sky is the limit!

Fredl
03-02-2007, 03:38 AM
But this thing could grow. Google would release version 1.0 with basic features. Then over time they would make it more sophisticated, as the power of personal computers grow. Over time, it could become very sophisticated.

Adobe, on the other hand, may be reluctant to make theirs overly sophisticated, as it would start to cannibalize Photoshop Elements, and maybe one day Photoshop.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what comes out of these 2 companies. And if it's successful, Microsoft will then want to copy it too.

Rikof
03-02-2007, 02:08 PM
And if it's successful, Microsoft will then want to copy it too.

Yeah, LOL!

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