CloudCanvas, the free online cloud-based image creation and image editing suite has gone live, another success from the start up incubator Founder Institute. CloudCanvas mixes Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator into an easy-to-use web based app. As it has chosen to go down the HTML5 path, no plugins are necessary – just an internet connection.
CloudCanvas makes it easy for novices and other interested amateurs to get into digital art but expert designers will also feel comfortable with some advanced tools being offered as well as vector and bitmap support.
Handily, CloudCanvas is integrated with Google Image search as well as having access to the wonderfully creative DeviantArt libraries so it’s easy to import images. There’s also a well-stocked clipart and template library containing over 30,000 images and 500 fonts, all ready to go.
By choosing the new HTML5 web standard, CloudCanvas runs on a whole lot of devices including the iPad. Images can be edited on the move and on the desktop seamlessly over the cloud.
CloudCanvas is currently free and looking to attract a large user base but once a critical mass is reached, chargeable premium features will be introduced such as the ability to purchase stock photography and the ability to purchase more fonts.
CloudCanvas is a bit late to the online picture editing party – piknik, Avery and even the industry leaders Adobe have released so it’s got a lot of ground to cover but so far signs are positive for the newcomer.