To make Photoshop accessible to users, Adobe will begin testing a free version on the web and will open the service to everyone.
The company is currently testing the free version in Canada, and users can use their free Adobe account to access Photoshop on the web.
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Adobe describes the service as “freemium” and will eventually lock down some features specifically for paid subscribers. Sufficient tools will be available for free to do what Adobe considers to be a core feature of Photoshop.
Mariayap, vice president of digital imaging at Adobe, said that Adobe previously provided new tools to help users “fix” nasty selfies. The company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning division has released a trailer of self-improvement features designed to improve selfies.
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Adobe Sensei supports some of the online photo-matching services, but it also aims to simplify image processing and is as powerful as Adobe Photoshop. With the still-untitled app, users can further tweak their selfies to “turn bad portraits into good portraits.”
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Many users are unaware that selfies have distortions such as slender faces and oversized noses until compared to professional headshots.