Adobe has updated its Photoshop Express beta to add integration with Flickr and a Save As functionality, which it says are two of the most requested features by early adopters. Additionally, a new embeddable player will allow users to post their Photoshop Express slideshows to sites such as Facebook, MySpace, blogs and more.
Released as a public beta in March 2008, Photoshop Express is a free rich Internet application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to store, sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects. Adobe says that within the first week of launch, hundreds of thousands of people registered for an account and within the first month, over 60,000 public Web albums were created.
Photoshop Express provides convenient access from right within the application to photos posted on social networking sites like Facebook, Photobucket, Picasa and now Flickr. Photoshop Express serves as a complementary solution for people with Flickr albums who want to upload or download photos into Photoshop Express, add special effects and send them back into Flickr to share with the community.
The new “Save As” feature allows users to save multiple versions of an image in addition to the original version. Also new to the lineup is the embeddable player, which lets users post their slideshows to Facebook, MySpace, and other sites to share with friends and family.
With Photoshop Express, users get 2GB of free storage, can upload and sort anytime and from anywhere, edit non-destructively to always preserve the original image, and share online in creative ways.