Photoshop Streams on Chrome
Google Chrome is partnering with Adobe to introduce streaming Photoshop Creative Cloud on the web. It allows people with slower computers to handle the technical requirements of Photoshop on the Chrome browser, opening the program to more designers than ever before.
Photoshop on a Chromebook
Google Chrome is becoming more popular everyday, with a lot of help from their laptop the Chromebook. These are cheap, lightweight and easy to use, allowing people to save and access files through Google Drive. Schools all over the country have adopted them in the classroom. Now, students are the first to test Adobe’s streaming photo editing, officially launched as Project Photoshop Streaming.
Project Photoshop Streaming
Now available across North America, Project Photoshop Streaming is only available for Education Creative Cloud memberships, and it can only be streamed on Windows Google Chrome browsers or Chromebooks.
There is no installation required; it is downloaded as an app through the Chrome store.
The best part is that all photoshop files are saved through the cloud on Google Drive – there’s no downloading and uploading of files, just save them! Adobe has said that Creative Cloud support is on the way, and now Google Drive support is free.
This makes it very convenient for schools and businesses, as it provides access to a student’s files anywhere. No more lugging around external hard drives, USBs or heavy laptops. And no need for a powerful computer that can handle the leading photo editing software.
It Has Its Limits
While this may seem like the next best thing in digital arts access, there are still limitations. The current offering is still in testing, and it isn’t capable of 3D imaging as is the full onboard program. This option is so far suited best for students, who would otherwise have no access to the program.
Is Streaming Online The Future of Photo Editing Software?
Adobe Creative Cloud takes up a lot of room on a computer. Even large desktop PC’s with plenty of storage will come across many problems when the Adobe Creative Cloud is downloaded.
Streaming Adobe Creative Cloud online makes the user experience much better and may truly help people who want to work on a project somewhere other than in the office or the classroom.