Photoshop is coming to the Chromebook
Google announced that, as of today, they have signed on a partnership with Adobe. This collaboration has the purpose of bringing Creative Cloud on Chrome OS powered decides. Initially, this process is made through a streaming version of Photoshop. For now, the program will be available for the U.S. Adobe Education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership.
Creative Cloud is a service offered by Adobe that gives users access to software that can be used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography and cloud services. Existing CS customers can get the entire collection of apps for a $29.99 monthly subscription. Those who only want the photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, can get them through a $9.99 monthly subscription. The company also has offers for universities, allowing them access to the Creative Cloud collection for a $19.99 monthly subscription. Furthermore, businesses can set up and manage up to 150 licenses for $49.99/month per user, for up to two years.
So how does the ‘streaming’ version of Photoshop work? Well, it’s an easy process. It will run straight from the cloud, to your Chromebook. According to Google, it is constantly updated so that you’ll always be using the latest version, and it’s fully integrated with Google Drive, making it easy for users to save their work directly to the cloud. In addition to using this feature on the Chromebook, you can access it from any Windows computer, through the Google Chrome browser. The project goes into Beta soon, and users can check out if they’re eligible and apply for it on the Adobe website. An exact release date for when this program will reach the general public is not known at this time, but we’ll announce you the moment any new info comes out.