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Video Intro To the New Adobe Photoshop Express Beta

March 28th, 2008

Over at photoshopinsider Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski made the above video introducing Adobe’s new, free photo editor online photo sharing site. Wall Street Journal also has an article on the new product.I finally got to use Photoshop Express. Turns out the site doesn’t seem to work quite right when I use Firefox on my Mac. Safari works OK but it took me a while to figure that out.

Photoshop express is a cool little site and has a lot of great features. However, as expected it’s missing two of the features that real estate photographers need most (straightening verticals, and removing barrel distortion).To me Photoshop Elements 6 (now available for both PC and Mac) is still the best value for real estate photographers because it has the great lens distortion filter almost identical to the one that Photoshop CS3 has. I saw Photoshop Elements 6 at Costco yesterday for $79.

Update as of  April 5, 2008: As Aaron mentioned below in the comments the initial terms of service for Photoshop Express Beta as pretty controversial and got some serious feedback from customers like Aaron.  John Nack pointed out that as a result of that feedback the Photoshop Express Beta was revised on April 4th.

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4 Responses to “Video Intro To the New Adobe Photoshop Express Beta”

  • […] Intro To the New Adobe Photoshop Express Beta Bill Donovan wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptOver at photoshopinsider Scott Kelby […]

  • Check out this little tidbit from the Photoshop Express TOS:

    “8. Use of Your Content.

    1. Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed.”

    Hmmmm…..I think I’ll pass on it for now until Adobe’s lawyers get a clue.

  • Aaron,
    according to a post on John Nack’s blog:
    http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2008/03/a_note_about_ps.html
    Adobe lawyers are in the process of revising the sites’s TOS.

  • ACDSee Pro2 and Elements 6.0 I have chosen ACDSee the Elements program gets kind of heavy and the whole database catalogue paradigm is over complicated. Everything a Real Estate Photographer needs is in ACDSee for me. Lens distortion, Raw Processing, fast viewing and indexing, and the Light EQ is HDR I think. I own photomatix and this filter gives me about 85% of the output with 15% of the work flow.

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