Adobe to offer Photoshop to consumers

With an eye on the rising popularity of digital cameras, Adobe Systems has decided to extend its Photoshop software to the consumer market.

Photoshop Album, a product designed to help digital camera owners easily find, fix, share and preserve photos on their PCs, will be presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, the company said Monday in a statement.

The Windows-based product is expected to begin shipping in the U.S. in February and in Australia during quarter one, 2003. according to Adobe. It will also be available for sale on the company's Web site, The new product is expected to retail for $99.

Photoshop Album offers an easy to use "tagging" system to organize and find images, according to the San Jose, California, software vendor. Users can create visual tags to instantly find photos of favorite people, places, events or any other special subject, no matter how large the collection becomes, Adobe said.

The new product also provides editing tools to fix common problems with red eyes, color, contrast and brightness, according to Adobe. For more advanced editing, it can be easily integrated with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, an image-editing software for amateur photographers, the company said.

Image data can be easily backed up to a CD or DVD.

Moreover, Photoshop Album makes use of Adobe's PDF (Portable Document Format), allowing users to deliver their images to anyone using the company's free Acrobat Reader software, the company said.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John Blau

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?