Adobe Updates Photoshop Express Beta

11 May, 2008

New version includes integration with Flickr and a new "Save As" function.

Adobe Systems updated the Adobe Photoshop Express beta to include integration with Flickr and a new "Save As" capability. An embeddable player allows users to post their Photoshop Express slideshows to sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and blogs.

Released as a public beta in March 2008, Photoshop Express is a free rich Internet application (RIA) that is available to anyone who wants to store, sort, and show off digital photos. The new "Save As" feature allows users to save multiple versions of an image in addition to the original version. Users receive 2 GB of free storage.

The Photoshop Express public beta update is available for free via any Web browser, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Photoshop Express was created with Flex, Adobe's free, open-source framework for building RIAs. An Internet connection and Flash Player 9 are required to experience Adobe Photoshop Express. Currently, Photoshop Express is available to U.S. residents only. Users may experience slow performance if accessed outside of the United States. Future updates will include availability in other languages and countries, according to Adobe.