Adobe has really had it tough with people using downloaded, cracked versions of Photoshop for decades. Adobe decided to change the way people paid for the program with the introduction of Creative Cloud in later versions. That way, customers didn't have to spend a huge amount on one version, but rather pay a monthly fee to use the program for as long as you want, with access to the latest version just a click away.
However, people get creative. Like 29-year-old Ivan Kutskir, who literally cloned Photoshop and made it available to use – completely free of charge – on a web browser which he calls Photopea.
Photopea has pretty much all the features and tools Photoshop has to offer. The tools are the same icons and the functionality is pretty much perfect, not to mention all the keyboard shortcuts are identical and work perfectly as well.
Ivan shows advertising on the site to generate some income for his hard work, but it is not distracting at all. And he has already made over $1,000,000 from ads alone!
What got us thinking, however, is that Photopea has been online for around two years already, so why on Earth is Adobe not doing anything about it just yet?
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Brad Colbow, on Photopea – A Free Photoshop Clone...