Adobe just introduced Photoshop and Illustrator for the browser, making it easier for collaborators to edit files in the cloud. This service are currently still in beta, but Creative Cloud users able to try Photoshop on the browser right away.
To be clear, this is not something that would replace the Photoshop app. Adobe intends for the web version just to be a tool for collaboration using the Creative Cloud service. The feature set is very limited, only allowing you to leave comments and make basic edits using a small number of tools. Any major change would require you to open up the application.
It seems that Adobe is not planning to make it full-featured, but they are going to add more features that are best done on the browser, allowing only basic edits.
This could be useful for Chromebook users who want to remove the background from an image or make basic illustrator sketches. Since you need to be subscribed to Creative Cloud, it probably will not be useful for clients, but creative teams could benefit from the web version.
How to access Photoshop and Illustrator on web
To access Photoshop on your browser, you need to be a Creative Cloud subscriber (which costs about RM127 per month right now). Once you have the latest version of Photoshop, you can click on “Open in Photoshop on the web beta” in the header, and that will take you to a page where you can make edits and suggestions.
If you want to use Illustrator on web, you need to be accepted into their private beta. You can request to join their beta program by clicking here and filling out their survey.
There are other alternatives that you can try if you don’t want to pay a lot of money. Photopea is a free online image editor that is very similar to Photoshop. You can open up Photoshop files, edit them, and export them as PSD files as well.
Adobe also announced other features alongside Photoshop on web, including automatic object selection, neural filters, and an upcoming “Prepare an NFT” option.