Adobe Photoshop integration with Google Chrome

By Zee Ahmed

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Adobe Photoshop integration with Google Chrome

Using Photoshop typically needs lugging a usually cumbersome, costly computer, and altering that experience has been the dream of a lot of creative minds for over years. As we discovered back in September, it is a drawback that Adobe has been actively operating with Google to unravel. These 2 companies have been operating together for about a couple of years to bring Photoshop to the chrome, and they finally have a operating version referred to as Photoshop Streaming that they are allowing educational institutes to put to test over the period of coming 6 months.


The method by which it works is pretty straightforward. The app is downloaded via the Chrome Internet Store, and once you start running it up you are really connecting to a server that is running the Photoshop CC 2014 desktop version. The UI of the desktop version is captured as a video and sent to your browser, wherever javascript relays your actions back to the server, finishing the interactive loop. It is not very different from however a virtual machine setup operates but it implies that the application could be run in the browser on any computer including Chrome books. Adobe primarily needs to allow you to stream a pound-for-pound copy of Photoshop, and Gould aforesaid the corporate is approximately 90-percent there.


It does, however, have its boundaries. Right now, Photoshop Streaming functions completely with files hosted on Google Drive, however as stated by Gould, Adobe hopes to feature different cloud storage services along way. There are main functions that do not function in the program at present, such as processes that require a GPU like Photoshop’s 3Dimensional functions or printing. However, everything from creating layer masks to operating the Camera Raw editor functions proficiently even though it was difficult to gauge the number of the of lag over the screen sharing code. Gould was able to open a 30mb PSD file and create some quick changes to that.

Adobe will use the trial period to create functionality and troubleshoot the general experience from the feedback it receives. Several instructional establishments are packed with folks operating with low-end hardware. That is what Adobe needs to optimize the program for. Gould says that after Adobe feels at ease with the expertise, it’ll open up the trial to a broader audience and at some point a commercial release will be initiated.