After nearly two years in beta testing, Adobe has officially launched its web-based version of Photoshop for all users with paid plans. This release introduces Firefly-powered AI tools, including generative fill and generative expand.
The web version features a toolbar organized according to workflow categories, simplifying tasks like image reproduction and object selection. Additionally, Photoshop on the web displays tool names in full, making it more beginner-friendly by eliminating the need for tooltip descriptions.
Adobe has also prioritized collaboration, allowing users to easily share files via links, even with those who lack a subscription.
In May, Adobe introduced Firefly-powered capabilities, like generative expand (which expands and fills images based on prompts) and generative fill (which adds or removes objects while preserving image context). Initially, these features were limited to the beta version of Adobe Photoshop. Now, they are available in the web version as well, potentially enabling Adobe to issue quicker updates and test new features.
While the web version includes most desktop tools, such as the contextual taskbar that suggests next steps and tools based on the workflow, some elements are still missing, including the patch tool, pen tool, smart object support, and polygonal lasso. Adobe is actively working to incorporate these features into Photoshop for the web.
It’s worth noting that Adobe currently has no plans to offer a free or freemium version of Photoshop on the web.