Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

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Updated on December 10, 2021

Adobe’s announced it’s bringing their popular photo-editing program Photoshop to Chrome OS (i.e., Chromebooks and Chromeboxes), as well as Chrome for Windows. This release is only available for Adobe Creative customers with educational credentials, however. While it’s the entire Photoshop program otherwise, the only features not available are those GPU dependent and printing. TechCrunch has more details.

This might help lessen the accusation of Chrome OS not having any “real” applications, or not being capable of doing “real work” due to its browser-based nature. While there are alternatives (such as Pixlr and PicMonkey), Photoshop’s still the standard for a lot of professionals.

I wonder if this is a sign that support for Adobe’s cloud-based software suite might also come to Linux, if they’re willing to expand to Chrome OS. Even Netflix is finally available to Linux, so anything’s possible.

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