Adobe has begun to test a free version of Photoshop in Canada, where users can access it through their Adobe account. The company describes the service as “freemium” which means that in the future it plans to add features that will be available only by subscription, but the basic functionality should remain free. Adobe representatives assume that this approach will help all those interested in the product to get acquainted with its capabilities.

An online Photoshop version was launched in October last year and it resembles a very simplified desktop software option with basic editing functions. Since then, Adobe has gradually added new functionality and now intends to change the model of its use, abandoning the mandatory subscription. However, it is not yet reported when the “freemium” model will spread outside Canada.