As we wrote about last September, Adobe has been working on a not-so-secret online version of their Photoshop program for a fair amount of time. Thankfully, they’ve saved us from the trauma of having to use SnipShot when in dire need of a free online image editing program, by releasing Adobe Photoshop Express today.
Having fooled around with it for the better part of today, I must say I’m hugely impressed. In the above screenshot you can see I’ve used several effects on poor Gates and Jobs, including ‘distort’, ‘pop color’ and ‘sharpen’, along with standards such as cropping and resizing. Flash 9 is the driving force behind it, which may annoy those Flash-haters, but when considering the amount of features it offers, it should be added to your Bookmarks Toolbar instantly.
It even has quasi-social networking-type services for the kids to enjoy, with 2GB of free storage for online albums, and easy synchronisation between Facebook, MySpace and my personal favourite, Picasa.