Free Photoshop now live

Free Photoshop now live

The free, online version of Adobe is now available

Adobe has released a beta version of its free, web-based Photoshop.

Photoshop Express gives users 2GB of storage space along with the ability to manipulate images using standard Adobe tools. The move is seen by many as Adobe's attempt to wrestle business away from other free online systems like Google's Picasa.

Based on Flex, Adobe's own cross platform multimedia tool, the beta lets users upload images and galleries to their own sites, blogs, or social networking sites such as Facebook.

The beta is live now with example galleries and images, but as yet only US users can sign up to it.