Adobe has announced that it’s taken “a major step forward for collaboration” by bringing its Photoshop and Illustrator apps to the web. The idea is not to do let you do complex work from a web page, but allow collaborators to open and view your work from a browser to provide comments and feedback — much as you can with a Google Doc.
It’s currently possible to store your work in Adobe’s Creative Cloud and let anyone open it from anywhere, but they need to have the desktop or iPad app. Now with Photoshop or Illustrator, your colleagues “can review and add comments right in the browser without having to download apps or have a Creative Cloud subscription,” Adobe notes. That means you could show your work directly to ad agency or other clients who don’t need or want Adobe’s products.
On top of the basic collaboration tools, Adobe is preview some basic browser editing tools that would allow you to make “minor tweaks and quick edits” without having to launch the full Illustrator or Photoshop apps. Those include things like selection, minor color correction and more.
Taking a page from Microsoft Teams, Klaxoon and similar apps, Adobe is also launching “Creative Cloud Spaces” that allows creative teams to bring “content, context and people together to one place,” according to Adobe. That’s essentially a whiteboard available to project members, showing documents, images and whatever else is required.
You can start sharing Photoshop and Illustrator work via the web, for the purpose of commenting and feedback, simply by updating the latest versions of the apps dropping today. If you want to try the basic editing capabilities, they’re available via beta for Photoshop (within the Creative Cloud app) or as a private beta for Illustrator. You can request access for the latter here.
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