Let me repeat that, Adobe Photoshop will be available on Chromebook devices, those Chrome browser running laptops that more often than not have low-end hardware. Despite this, most users get a decent web experience and are able to run web-based apps such as Google’s own Docs, Spreadsheets and more.
So how in the world these underpowered computers will cope with high demands of Photoshop? The answer is simple – they won’t. As part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud service, the company’s servers will do all the heavy lifting with Chrome browser merely serving as an interface. That being said, users will get the familiar photo editing experience along with the ability to edit photos stored in their GDrive account. Or photos from their Google+ stream or Gmail attachments.
Adobe and Google will kick off the service at U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership, and afterwards expand the program to include all Chromebook owners. Who will still need to pay for the benefit (to access Creative Cloud).
IT administrators on their end will benefit from the seamless, one-click deployment to multiple Chromebooks at once.
Meanwhile, we are also expecting Google’s partners to come up with some better laptops; what we ultimately need are metal-clad Ultrabooks running Chrome OS. Now that would be something, don’t you agree?