Sunday, March 30, 2008

Photoshop Express? I'm not Impressed

There's been a lot of hype about Adobe's new Photoshop Express service. I've played around with it and I think it's a dud. No matter what you may be able to do with it—image editing (very limited), storing 2 GBs of photos free, etc.—if it won't render your images well, it's a dud. And it doesn't. My images that look sharp and well rendered in SmugMug, well, they look mushy and blurry when you view them in PS express. Maybe one needs to upload them at just the right size. But if that's the case, then you need Photoshop or PS elements or Capture NX or some other image editor before you upload them to PS express. Then PS express becomes little more than a place online to store and share your images. And there are plenty of other image storage and viewing sites (like Smugmug) that offer a ton more options and actually render images well. I'm not wasting my time with PS Express.

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