Adobe is testing out a web version of Photoshop and Illustrator for free in an effort to make its photo-editing software accessible to more people.

Photoshop’s free version will eventually open up more widely but for now Adobe is starting with a pilot program in Canada,

An Adobe spokesperson confirmed the free, web-based version of Photoshop says that “all editing features are available.” However, the service is reportedly described as “freemium,” suggesting some features may require a paid subscription or upgrade down the road.

Adobe is also bringing a slimmed-down version of Illustrator to web browsers. They’ll let you share documents on a browser, allowing collaborators to provide feedback without downloading the apps or getting a subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

“Extending Illustrator and Photoshop to the web will help you open up your creative process, express your vision efficiently, and remove a ton of friction from the process,” the company said in a release.

Users will reportedly need to have an Adobe account, which is also free, to try out the no-cost version of Photoshop on the web. It’s unclear when free Photoshop will be available outside of Canada.

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