Chromebooks Get More Viable with Streaming Photoshop

As far as Chromebooks have come, most of us would still argue that Chrome OS on these budget laptops just isn’t enough to replace a “real” notebook PC if you plan on getting any “real” work done. A lot of stuff can be handled in browser, including image editing, but sometimes you need the real deal. Adobe agrees and that’s why it’s bringing its Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite to Chrome OS, starting with Photoshop.

Instead of actually installing Photoshop onto your Chromebook, which admittedly has limited storage to begin with, the Adobe Creative Cloud solution will let you stream Photoshop to your laptop instead. They’re saying that this will be “fully integrated with Google Drive, so there’s no need to download and re-upload files.” It’s important to note that the streaming Photoshop will also work within a Chrome browser on a Windows machine.

The initial beta for the streaming version of Photoshop will be for US-based Adobe education customers with a paid membership to Creative Cloud. They will then expand to other customers and other markets in the presumably near future. We can probably also assume that Adobe is looking to provide streaming versions of other Creative Suite programs to Chrome OS and these should be “coming soon.”

Via Google Chrome Blog

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