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Adobe adds NFT authentication to Photoshop, web access and more

Adobe adds NFT authentication to Photoshop, web access and more
27 Oct, 2021

Adobe has announced a new content credentials feature in Photoshop that will allow users to authenticate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) using Photoshop. The company said that it will be connecting the Content Credentials feature will to NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea, KnownOrigin, Rarible, and SuperRare. With the new feature, users will be able to create an image as an NFT and add social credentials, wallet and other information to the metadata of tokens listed on these platforms.  

"Content Credentials is a new tool that allows Adobe users to connect their crypto wallets and verify their creations at source, with their identity information displayed to OpenSea buyers," said a blog post by OpenSea. The post added that this information will be displayed in OpenSea's item page, which will show the origin address of an NFT, allowing users to match it with the wallet address that made the artwork using Photoshop.

Buyers can also verify the original credentials of a photo by uploading it on Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), which was launched two years ago in collaboration with Twitter and New York Times.

Web access for photo editing tools

Further, users of Adobe's photo editing tools Photoshop and Illustrator can now access and collaborate on their creations in a web browser, the company announced at the Adobe Max 2021 tech conference. 

The web access to Photoshop and Illustrator is a huge boost for creators as they can make light edits to their projects from the browser itself. Users can also share their projects with other users, who can also make quick edits, leave comments or suggestions from the browser itself and won't have to install the applications on that particular device. 

According to the blogpost,  Photoshop on the Web will be available in public beta, while Illustrator on the Web will roll out in private beta.

Adobe's decision to extend access to the two tools on the web resonates with the growing demand from the creators community to make editing tools accessible on the go, so they can collaborate or make changes to a project when they are traveling and may not have instant access to the desktop application.

More tools for collaboration

Adobe also announced a private beta of Creative Cloud spaces, a new cloud based collaboration platform where everyone on the team has access to all project files, libraries and external links. Spaces can be accessed through desktop and mobile app. 

Similarly, the Creative Cloud Canvas private beta will allow teams to place shapes, text, images and stickers, as well as linked documents from Creative Cloud apps, so other members can make quick edits with a single click. 

Other upgrades for desktop, iPad users

In addition to the web access, Adobe also announced three AI-powered neural filters in Photoshop desktop and Camera Raw file support on the iPad. The 3D effects in Illustrator have also been improved on desktop and a Sensei-powered Vectorize Technology Preview has been added on iPad. 

The Speech-to-Text capabilities in Premiere Pro have been enhanced and a Sensei-powered beta Remix feature has been added.