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Adobe - 3/27/2008

Adobe Launches Photoshop Express Public Beta

Free Online Software Brings Photoshop Technology to Anyone Taking Digital Photos

SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 27, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe 
Photoshop Express public beta, a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to store, 
sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects.

During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit Photoshop Express user feedback on product features and 
functionality, which will continue to evolve over time.  As the newest addition to the Photoshop family line, 
Photoshop Express has taken much of Adobe's best image editing technology and made it simple and 
accessible to a new online audience.

Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, make edits to their photos, 
and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social 
networking sites like Facebook.

"Photoshop is trusted technology that has changed the visual landscape of our world.  Now, Photoshop Express 
allows anyone who snaps a digital photo to easily achieve the high-impact results for which Adobe is known," 
said Doug Mack, vice president of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe.  "Photoshop Express is a 
convenient, single destination where you can store, edit and share photos whether you're at home, school or on 
the road."  

Simple, Fun and Accessible
With Photoshop Express, digital photos can be uploaded and sorted anytime, edited non-destructively to always 
preserve the original image, and shared from anywhere, on any Web browser.  In a few easy clicks, Photoshop 
Express empowers anyone to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to 
black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more.

No experience is required to add special effects that will impress friends and family. In keeping with its one-click 
approach, Photoshop Express offers tricks like Pop Color which selects an object in an image, mutes the 
background color of the photo and allows the user to swap the object's color so it jumps off the page. Sketch 
effects help photos look like drawings and the Distort feature allows you to distort facial features or objects within 
the images for a comical or artistic effect.  Even users with limited photo editing knowledge can simply select 
what looks best from a line-up of sample photos with visual hints showing different variations of the added effect.

Photoshop Express offers a variety of creative sharing options, including uploading and showing off photos and 
slideshows in your own online "Gallery" hosted by Adobe, or conveniently embedding or linking photos to social 
networking sites and personal blogs without having to leave the application. Slideshows never looked better 
with animation that makes photos float and fly across the screen, allowing for viewer interactivity and unique 
presentation styles.

Adobe Photoshop Family
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended are at the heart of the Photoshop family, joined by 
solutions for users at every level who want to bring out the best in their digital images. Photoshop Lightroom
addresses the workflow needs of professional and serious amateur photographers.  Photoshop Elements provides 
exciting tools and sharing options for photo hobbyists.

Photoshop Express is the latest step Adobe is taking to leverage the advanced technology that underpins its 
award-winning creative products and deliver it to new online communities. In early 2007, Adobe also announced 
the availability of Adobe Premiere Express, an online video editing and mash-up tool on partner sites such as 
MTV and Photobucket.

Adobe Premiere Express leverages the functionality found in Premiere Elements, a fully-featured desktop video 
editing program.

Free and Available Now
Adobe Photoshop Express beta is available now for free via any Web browser at 
http://www.photoshop.com/express. Photoshop Express was created with Flex, Adobe's free, open source 
framework for building RIAs. Flex applications provide a consistent, rich user experience across operating systems 
and all major browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and others. An Internet connection and an
up-to-date Flash Player 9 are all that are required to experience Adobe Photoshop Express. In its early phases, 
Photoshop Express is available o US residents-only in English.  Users may experience slow performance if
accessed outside of the US. Future plans include availability in other languages and countries.

www.adobe.com


 
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