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Adobe Photoshop Express

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Web site: Adobe Photoshop Express 

Date of first review/ name of reviewer: 6/1/09 [Brittney Westbrook]

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Produced by:  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Cost: Free

Description: Adobe Photoshop Express is an online photo editing tool that allows to express their creativity through photographic art or to just touch up photos. The site allows users to share their photos via personal galleries hosted by the site or social networking site like Facebook, Flicker, Photobucket, or Picasa.  

Platform: Web-based

License:  General Public License

Maturity:Unknown

 

Features: 

  • Basic photo editing features with expanded Adobe Photoshop tools that gives patrons access to filters and adjustment apparatus found in the Adobe suites.
  • Creates an integrated Photoshop.com and Adobe Photoshop Express account.
  • Online galleries for social networking and photo display.
  • Photos can be exported, saved online, or emailed if needed.
  • Photos can be searched for via tags or a search feature found in each galleries library.
  • Photos can be arranged in an online slide show for viewing.
  • Patrons are able to order photo prints online.
  • Has a Decorate Beta to add quick clip art to photos or alterations.

 

Advantages 

  • Accounts have a private setting for those who do not wish to share their photos.
  • Patrons are able to keep full access to program features if photos are placed in private galleries.
  • Users can create a personal profile page within their account that is linked to their galleries.
  • With an account, patrons have almost full access to Adobe Photoshop tools without the cost of buying the program.
  • Users can test drive the program while deciding to create an account, through the use of a mock account create by Photoshop.com.
  • Accounts hold up to 2GB’s of online storage without charge.
  • With an account patrons can access Photoshop.com’s Mobile Beta for photo viewing, uploading, and sharing photos with supported technology

 

Disadvantages: 

  • Automatically logs out and creates an error message when patrons navigate to new online tabs.  
  • Patrons do not have the options of creating an account without a personal gallery.
  • No watermarking feature to protect photos.

 

Tips: 

  • It is recommended that users test-drive the program before creating an account.

 

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