Adobe's senior product manager for Photopshop, John Nack, has published the first screenshot of the company's Photoshop Express application.

Photoshop Express will be a free application that lets users perform simple edits to images and enables them to share those images online

Photoshop Express will be a web-hosted application. Its debut will mark a significant step toward Adobe offering software solutions online. Adobe already offers Premiere Express, an online application of video editing tools.

Nack confirms a sneak preview of Photoshop Express took place at Photoshop World, and said: "Photoshop Express isn't meant to duplicate/replace Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop Elements. Rather, it is a new member of the Photoshop family that is meant to make Adobe imaging technology immediately accessible to large numbers of people."

Nack added: "I can't share a ton of additional detail at the moment, but here's a screenshot of the app in action. Adobe senior vice-president John Loiacono showed that it was possible to adjust an image just by rolling over the different versions shown at the top, previewing the results and then clicking the desired degree of modification. "