Thursday, April 17, 2008

How to Edit Photos: The New Adobe Photoshop Express®

Did you know: The average order contains about 2,000 analog photo snapshots - spanning generations which are digitized.

Along the way, many clients across the country and overseas have been looking for additional products to help edit those special photo memories.

Thanks to Adobe, there is a new, fun and free solution.

While provides its Crystal Diamond Photo Enhancement and custom Photo Restoration services, along with a buffet of other helpful add-on services, clients often ask for ways compliment their photo scanning experience by editing special pictures. But, they want it fast and the photo editing must be easy.

We are devoted Walt Mossberg fans; today, his "Personal Technology" WSJ column reviews the new Adobe web-based photo site which is celebrated for editing your newly digitized pictures. As Mr. Mossberg explained, Adobe simplified their award-winning program for the web with the new, and free web-based Adobe Photoshop Express®. Click here to read his review [WSJ subscription required].

The new Adobe PhotoShop Express free beta online software brings Photoshop technology to anyone taking digital photos and is ideal for all customer and the millions of pictures, slides and negatives that have scanned for people around the world.

Adobe PhotoShop Express® Features

  • It is free and you can begin editing your photos online in minutes. Click here to give it a test drive

  • Easy, convenient and fun way to edit, store, sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects

  • Store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook

  • You can made standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more

  • No experience is required to add special effects that will impress friends and family

  • One-click approach, Photoshop Express offers tricks like Pop Color which selects an object in an image, mutes the background color of the photo and allows the user to swap the object’s color so it jumps off the page

  • Sketch effects help photos look like drawings and the Distort feature allows you to distort facial features or objects within the images for a comical or artistic effect

  • Best part: limited photo editing knowledge is necessary

  • There is a line-up of sample photos with visual hints showing different variations of the added effect

  • Your images will take on a new look when you use the slideshows feature with animation that makes photos float and fly across the screen, allowing you interactivity to create unique presentation styles

  • Adobe Photoshop Express beta is available now for free via any Web browser at


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