Adobe Max was all about AI, with no mention of Figma. Adobe would still like the latter, but it is much better positioned to do without it thanks to its integration of Firefly. Plus, why marking content will matter for humans than AI.
An interview with me about my background, Aggregation Theory, AI, streaming, and more.
One of the biggest questions facing AI is if the ingestion of copyrighted material into model training is or is not fair use; Getty Images is suing to get an answer, and Adobe is trying to benefit in the meantime.
An interview with Adobe Chief Strategy Office and Executive Vice President of Design & Emerging Products Scott Belsky about generative AI, Figma, and how Adobe’s business continues to evolve.
More details on yesterday’s launch, then a designer explains why Figma is different, and why Adobe has a good chance in court if it goes that far.
Adobe’s acquisition of Figma is about the long-term shift in the design value chain; it paid so much because there was no other reason for Figma to sell.
Adobe Max suggested that Adobe is finally starting to build its products as a service, not just selling them that way. Plus, Photoshop on the Web leans into Photoshop’s complexity, and Photoshop’s NFT authenticity feature is compelling.
How Apple’s moat was built, the parallels to the Intel transition, and more developer tension.
Paul Allen helped create Microsoft, but it didn’t define him. Then, Photoshop for the iPad is announced; it has a chance because it’s from a big company.
Amazon’s rumored move into Switches is being framed as being about Cisco, but I suspect it’s about Microsoft. Then, Adobe is making Photoshop for iPad, which benefits from subscriptions.