Times have changed now that the digital multimedia industry has grown so much bigger than most of us ever expected. However, Adobe’s most widely-used and critically acclaimed software used to be PDF reader and editor, Acrobat.
In recent years, Acrobat Web has served as an alternative for those who didn’t want to download Acrobat to their computers. The web version was missing some key features that the desktop version had though, so Adobe has finally made a move to rectify that.
Acrobat Web Catches Up With Its Desktop Counterpart
It is now possible to edit text and images in Acrobat Web. You knew it had to come eventually, as it’s a necessity for most people that deal with PDFs, but no one had any idea as to when Adobe would actually pull the trigger.
“We could have done it earlier, but it wouldn’t have been up to the standards of being fast, nimble and quality,” Adobe VP for Document Cloud Todd Gerber told TechCrunch.
Apparently, getting the many different fonts to work proved to be one of the bigger challenges the development team faced in bringing the feature online. He also said that the company wants to be in every space where people conduct their work.
Other new browser-based features include protecting PDFs, splitting PDFs into two, and merging multiple PDFs.
If even after this new update you still prefer the desktop version of Acrobat, check out our article on Adobe Acrobat shortcuts for Windows and Mac.
PDF Editing Just Got More Accessible
The Adobe Acrobat update to add text and image editing was a long time coming, but you can sigh in relief now that it’s finally here.
It means that if, for whatever reason, you’re not on your home computer and you need to make edits to a PDF, you can now open up your favorite web browser to do so.