Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

Beta testing will be available in a few weeks

Google and Adobe are bringing a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebooks for the first time. Photoshop on Chrome OS will at first be just for US-based Adobe education customers with a paid subscription to the company's Creative Cloud service.

Google states:

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.

It sounds like this will be a fairly limited launch at first and there's no word on when Google and Adobe will expand Photoshop access to more Chromebooks. What do you think of being able to run a version of Photoshop on a Chromebook?

It looks like Photoshop won't be available immediately as Adobe's sign up page for North American educational Creative Cloud services says it could take three to four weeks for applications to be approved.

Source: Google