Adobe Systems will soon release an online hosted version of its highly successful Photoshop image-editing application. This was revealed today by Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen in an interview with CNET.com.
Chizen said the online service is part of a larger move to introduce ad-supported online services to complement its existing products and broaden the company reach into the consumer market. He said Adobe laid the foundation for a hosted Photoshop product with Adobe Remix, a Web-based video-editing tool it offers through the PhotoBucket media-sharing site.
â€œWe are watching folks like Google do it in different categories, and we want to make sure that we are there before they are, in areas of our franchises,â€ Chizen said.
The planned hosted Photoshop service â€“ to launch within six months â€“ will be ad-supported and will be offered free to online users.