July 1, 2022

What you need to know

  • Adobe is experimenting with a free version of Photoshop on the web.
  • It includes the basic functions of the tool, with premium features locked behind a paid subscription.
  • The freemium version is currently available as part of a limited test to users in Canada.

Adobe Photoshop is a household name in photo editing, but its license fees have unfortunately created a barrier between the service and some customers who prefer free or cheaper alternatives. Adobe is finally filling that void by introducing a free version of the photo-editing service on the web.

The company is now testing the free web version of Photoshop in Canada as part of a broader effort to make the tool accessible to more users, according to The Verge (opens in new tab). It remains unclear when the free offering will become available to everyone. We’ve reached out to Adobe for a statement, and will update this article once we hear back.