Illustrator Light, a service for photographers that aims to make the process of creating beautiful, high-quality images more efficient and fun, is offering free access to its Photoshop Studio and Lightroom software for a limited time.
The service, which launched earlier this year, now has an API for developers and publishers to access it, allowing them to build professional-grade Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator applications that can be shared with their customers.
The Lightroom, Light and Photoshop services are available for free for developers to use and publishers can install on their websites, but for now, the API is only available to those who have a license.
The announcement came at the start of the Adobe World Developer Conference this week in Barcelona.
“This is really exciting to see the Lightroom API coming to the Adobe ecosystem,” Adobe vice president for software engineering, Andrew Wojcicki, told TechCrunch.
“It opens up the door to creating amazing Photoshop and Light tools for developers.”
Wojcacki noted that the API could be used by large-scale publishers and developers who want to leverage Lightroom to build their own Photoshop or Lightroom-compatible apps.
“We know that there are many creative professionals who want the flexibility and the freedom to create amazing, professional-quality digital artwork and the Light API makes this possible,” he added.
The Adobe API, Wojs said, is also a “game changer” for software developers who are looking to make their software more efficient.
“Lightroom and Photoshop are great tools for photographers and illustrators who want a tool that can quickly turn images into beautiful, professional quality digital artwork,” he said.
“Now you can easily do it yourself.”
Lightroom is the name of Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustration software, which is one of the company’s top-selling products.
Lightroom was first released in 2004.
Adobe recently announced that Lightroom is coming to Mac, Windows and Linux.