Adobe previews Photoshop Express

Adobe PhotoShop ExpressAdobe Systems is coming through on its promise made earlier this year, to deliver a lightweight online version of Photoshop. Called Photoshop Express, the product is designed to compete with other free and low-end image-editing tools, such as Google's Picasa.'s News Blog reported that John Loiacono, senior vice president of Adobe's Creative Solutions Business Unit, briefly demonstrated Photoshop Express at the Photoshop World conference on Thursday in Las Vegas.

According to Photoshop product manager Jack Nack, in a blog posting:

"It's a new member of the Photoshop family that's meant to make Adobe imaging technology immediately accessible... to large numbers of people."

Adobe Photoshop Express is a Flash application that runs in a browser, and it is still in development. It is aimed at consumers rather than professional photographers and is designed to complement existing products, Photoshop Creative Suite 3 and Photoshop Elements, according to company executives.

In the blog posting, Adobe said that the product is in development, but it gave no indication when it will be available. No additional details is available at this time.

Perhaps you can share with us the software you would recommend for 'quick-and-dirty' image editing.