You might have heard that Adobe has launched an online photo editing and sharing suite called Photo Express. It’s still in beta, and when you sign up the only country in the drop-down list is US, but there’s nothing really stopping anyone else from trying it out. It’s a Flash based application with 2Gb storage per user behind it, and is really aimed at people who want to touch up and share their photos online. It also offers integration with other photo-storage services (Facebook, Picasa and Photobucket), letting you suck in photos, edit them and spit them back out.
Word on the street is that it’s an interesting offering, albeit with pretty limited functionality with services like Picnik offer superior facilities. Personally I think this market is still evolving and there’s going to be quite a bit of jostling for position amongst the major players. This promises great things for consumers, especially with the pervasiveness of digital cameras, but at the end of the day, there’s a substantial infrastructure cost that needs to be recovered. Will be interesting to watch Adobe over the next few months.