Adobe Brings Photoshop to Chromebooks, Complete with Google Drive Integration!

I used to joke that when Chrome OS was first announced, the world was full of photoshop users. Everyone said, “I am not buying it because it can’t run Photoshop”

Chromebooks managed to capture a decent market share without Photoshop or any other Adobe apps. But today, this is changing.

Chromebooks CAN now run Photoshop. And more Adobe apps from the  Creative Cloud is incoming too.

This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. It’s always up-to-date and fully integrated with Google Drive, so there’s no need to download and re-upload files—just save your art directly from Photoshop to the cloud. For IT administrators, it’s easy to manage, with no long client installation and one-click deployment to your team’s Chromebooks.”

“Streaming” Means No Offline Support

Note that this is “streaming” version of Photoshop, and that means you will need a working internet connection to run this on your Chromebook. Since Chromebooks are expected to be online most of the times, this may not be an issue for most of us. But do not assume that this is a Chrome app that works offline too!

You’ll Need a Fast Connection!

Here’s what you’ll need to get this working:

  • Network requirements – 5 mbps /max latency 250
  • Screen resolution – no limitations
  • Minimum browser – Chrome version 35
  • Minimum Chromebook – current generation within the last two years

If you are interested head to to apply for access!.

via Chrome Blog. (Don’t forget to read the author’s bio 🙂 )

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