Google, Adobe Bring Streaming Version of Photoshop to Chromebooks

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Google, Adobe Bring Streaming Version of Photoshop to Chromebooks

Adobe has collaborated with Google to introduce its Creative Cloud Suite to Chromebooks, starting with Project Photoshop Streaming. The beta version will be available for the US customers followed by other regions. The service will first reach to Adobe education customers who have the Creative Cloud membership.

Project Photoshop Streaming, as the name indicates, gives Photoshop access to Chromebook users via the cloud. The streaming app also works with Google Drive files, letting users edit and work directly on the cloud without downloading and re-uploading files on every system, according to the Google Chrome blog post.

Google described the streaming version of the app for Chromebooks on its blog post, saying, "This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. It's always up-to-date and fully integrated with Google Drive, so there's no need to download and re-upload files-just save your art directly from Photoshop to the cloud. For IT administrators, it's easy to manage, with no long client installation and one-click deployment to your team's Chromebooks."

Accessible from any Chromebook or any Windows device on Chrome browser, the Adobe's Photoshop Streaming project lets users access Adobe Education Exchange content, in-app Learning panel dubbed 'Learn Now', and Streaming Feedback and Forum Support.

The streaming version of the Photoshop misses out on certain features, which have been listed on the Adobe's website. These features will be included later. 9to5Mac, which first reported the Adobe-Google collaboration, also added that input devices like scanners, audio, and printing are also not currently supported by the version.

Adobe recently announced the update to its Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. The company previewed the new upgrades for Creative Cloud professional video products and Adobe Anywhere for video at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.

Notably, Adobe had launched Creative Cloud 2014 in June, bringing in new features to Photoshop including the ability to link and share Smart Objects, Blur Gallery motion effects, better Content-Aware capabilities, and Focus Mask.

Creative Cloud membership for individuals is available in India at Rs. 2,700 per month, while Creative Cloud for Teams is available in India at Rs. 4,292 per month. If you subscribe for a full year, then you can get Creative Cloud for Rs. 1,600 per month, or you can choose a single app - such as Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects or InDesign, for Rs. 1,000 per month.

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