Adobe is developing a streaming version of Photoshop which will run on Chromebooks.
Adobe calls this new version: “Project Photoshop Streaming”.
Since Streaming Photoshop will reside on remote Adobe Servers, your typical Chromebook will be able to use it.
Photoshop will stream from the Adobe’s Cloud Service and will “not” take up any space on your Chromebook. Processing Power will also be provided by Adobe’s Servers, again allowing your (comparatively low powered) Chromebook to run Photoshop.
As a bonus, all Photoshop updates will be automatic.
What about the actual photo files, which you will edit? They will “not” be stored on your Chromebook, taking up tons of storage space. Your photo files will reside on Google Drive. The edited versions will also be stored to Google Drive.
So processing power will n0t be an issue. Theoretically you could also have unlimited storage space on your comparatively low powered, light and very portable Chromebook. Running Photoshop Streaming will also “not dramatically drain” your Chromebook’s battery, because all processing will be performed on Adobe’s Servers.
Since Project Photoshop Streaming will be streamed to the Chrome Web Browser on your Chromebook, guess what, it possibly could also stream to your Chrome Web Browser running under Linux. Once out of BETA, this could become the first version of Photoshop to run in a native Linux environment!!!
Oh, this Streamed version of Photoshop will also work on any Windows based laptop (or desktop) which is running Google’s Chrome Web Browser.
So are you interested yet???
As I stated earlier, this Streamed version of Photoshop is still in BETA. To gain access to this BETA you will need to meet Adobe’s “eligibility requirements” which include being in North America and having both a paid Creative Cloud subscription and also being a Adobe Education Customer.
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Posted by: Vincent Banial
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