Last Updated Mar 28, 2008 10:06 PM EDT
Still, it's not clear whether Adobe is making this move because it wants to, or because it doesn't have much choice. Called Photoshop Express, the site lets members upload photos, edit and store them or share them on social network sites like Facebook. The editing features range from cropping and touch-ups to tweaks like saturation, white balance and image sharpening or distortion.
A blog post on Wired News gave Photoshop Express a largely positive review, although it also noted that there are already established sites that have similar offerings, including Picnik and FotoFlexer. Google's Picasa application also has an API that can allow it to interface with photo-sharing sites.
Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part)....In other words, Adobe doesn't want to own your edited photos, but it might as well.