Adobe has just released a Windows 8 version of Photoshop Express; a free photo editor optimised for touch PCs and tablets. The app comes with a range of basic editing tools with the option to buy additional filters and enhancements should you require them.
Earlier in the month, Adobe decided to discontinue software you can buy and instead moved to a monthly fee model. Photoshop Express is by no means a solution to this problem, but at least you’ll still be able to play around with a new version of Photoshop without having to subscribe.
Photoshop Express is capable of achieving basic photo enhancements including crop, straighten, rotate, flip, or remove red-eye. You can also adjust the colour, contrast, brightness and white balance either automatically or with slider controls. The app comes with 15 one touch filter effects (referred to as ‘Looks’) and you can purchase more in-app via the Looks and Noise Reduction Packs which will set you back $4.95 apiece.
To be honest, Photoshop Express doesn’t provide anything that you can’t get from numerous free editing apps, but on the plus side, the interface will be familiar to Adobe fans and its quality is assured.