You're on vacation. You have your digital camera and you plug it into your friend's laptop to upload a few pics to your favorite photo sharing site. You'd love to make a few quick adjustments before you publish, but your friend's computer has no good image editing software. Enter Adobe Photoshop Express online. Through their revamped Flash 9 player, Abobe has created a scaled-back and easy-to-use version of Photoshop which runs entirely in your Web browser. Best of all, it's free.
Online users won't find any of the sophisticated masking and layer functions power we've have come to rely on in Photoshop proper (Adobe isn't exactly cannibalizing its customer base here), but they will get a solid suite of editing tools to crop, size, and make a decent array of image-related adjustments like contrast, saturation, and sharpness. One especially welcome component—and this I would qualify as a power feature—is each photo is saved with an unbroken chain of actions history, which means you can undo any step at any time.
It comes with 2GB storage and imports/exports to Facebook, MySpace, and Picasa, with Flickr support close behind. Check it out here.
I think Adobe is too late to this party and even worse, the wine it brought is more Boonesfarm than Beringer.
I tried it yesterday but it doesn't support .CR2 formats, the raw format for Canon. I pretty much shoot that format exclusively. Picassa can read it and its free. Even better the freeware Gimp offers much of PhotoShop's top end features for the bargain basement price of $0.00. Its regularly upgraded and supports many raw formats.
The only thing photoshop and fireworks could ever give me that GIMP and paint.net could not are the text effects. Photoshop is fantastic for getting some text for a banner and then adding embossing and gradient effects very easily but I can't find anything that can do it for free?
Also, the Express software is not bad, mainly cos it integrates well with the social sites and is a hosted solution but for functionality it is no replacement for anything more than Microsoft office picture manager and MS Paint