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Photoshop Express

Online Photo Editing Tools

Published 03/06/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Photoshop Express is a web based photo editor offered by Adobe. Users can edit photos from any computer with an internet connection. The application is equipped with all basic editing tools, including crop, adjust color, fix lighting and many others. Users also find a variety of additional tools, such as text and borders as well as image effects. Images can be stored in galleries and albums which can be shared through Facebook and Twitter. Users can create custom slide shows to display their images online. The application lets user create videos from photos using Animoto. Users who install the Express Uploader can synchronize images on their desktop and the web. Additional tools include pixelate effect, color pop and chat bubbles.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Photoshop Express was introduced by Adobe to provide users with a convenient online photo editing tool. The application offers an appealing collection of tools, however some users have commented that the lighter version has forgotten some of the more popular Photoshop features, such as hue, luminance and fill light. Overall, Photoshop Express offers a number of helpful editing tools that users can access from anywhere with an internet connection.

What are the differences to other apps?

Photoshop Express doesn’t offer anything terrible new. The main appeal is the application’s association with the original version and its convenient web based design. Users can stop by the site and edit photos on the fly from anywhere. For many, this is extremely convenient for quick photo edits. Those who need advanced editing tools may not mind so much because it is doubtful they will need to do any fast editing on a whim.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Photoshop Express invites user with a dark interface that comes nice and tidy for optimum navigation. Users can easily find their way to many of the application’s popular editing tools without spending much time learning the interface. Most of the tools appear along the left side with the image taking up the right and center. The design is ideal and lets users view their images comfortably without burying the editing tools.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can try Photoshop Express by clicking the blue “Create Account” link in the upper, right hand corner or the matching button near the center of the homepage. The short form on the following page asks for an email address and password. After clicking the blue “Next” button, the user is asked for a first and last name and date of birth. The third step requires a username and country or region before the user continues on to the terms of use confirmation step. The user is advised that they must check their email for a verification message before accessing their new account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Photoshop Express welcomes all internet users to stop by and create an account for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases or pay for access to features. All accounts receive the same level of access to all current features. This is a fair price considering that Photoshop Express is a watered down version of Photoshop. Users can apply basic edits or add fun elements to photos at no cost.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Photoshop Express is ideal for users who like to perform simple photo edits. The application doesn’t contain the more advanced features of Photoshop, but it does offer a variety of editing tools. Users can touch up images or add unique elements and share photos online. The application supports Twitter and Facebook sharing, making it even more appealing to users with social networking profiles. The interface is easy to master and provides access to a list of practical and fun photo editing tools.

  • Editing tools are available from any computer with internet access
  • Many basic photo editing features are built in
  • Effects and fun elements can be added to images
  • Images can be shared on Twitter and Facebook
  • Users can create image slideshows with templates
  • Express Uploader lets users synchronize image files on their desktop
  • Personal gallery and profile pages come with each account

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