LiveShare PS: Real-time Design Meetings Inside Photoshop

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Andy Orsow
  •  Jun 30, 2014
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Update 12/1/2016: Support for the LiveShare PS plugin has ended. For more details, please visit our Help Center.


Note: LiveShare PS is compatible with both Photoshop CC 2014 and 2015, on OS X

We’re so excited to introduce our new FREE Photoshop plug-in, LiveShare PS.

Whether you’re presenting high-fidelity designs or just talking through some rough concepts, LiveShare PS offers powerful one-click collaboration.

Start a LiveShare meeting directly from Photoshop

With LiveShare PS you can now broadcast any Photoshop document to as many people as you want through an instant LiveShare meeting. If you make a change to your Photoshop document, they’ll instantly see your changes in the LiveShare meeting—you don’t even have to hit the save button!

Mobile mirroring

We know that actually viewing your mobile designs on a device is paramount to creating a good experience, so we’ve baked in live mobile mirroring for LiveShare PS. Just send yourself a link right from photoshop, add a shortcut to your home-screen, and you’re one tap away from previewing any photoshop document on your mobile device.

Pro Tip: Working at retina or print resolutions? Click the corresponding retina or print options to scale your design down for 72dpi viewing

Quit screen-grabbing and start snapping

Sometimes you aren’t in a position to receive immediate feedback. Our Snaps tool makes it easy to grab your whole canvas in photoshop, share it with a short URL, and let people look and add comments at their convenience. Best of all, there’s no limit to the amount of Snaps you can take in a day, and it’s completely FREE.

All of your Snaps are stored conveniently in the new Snaps section of InVision (look for the camera icon at the top right of your screen, when logged in), where you can access and review any that you’ve taken or shared. You can even start a LiveShare for a single Snap right from the Snaps page.

Wait a minute, what’s a LiveShare?

Recently we released a revolutionary new way to collaborate on design. In cased you missed that, here’s a recap: LiveShare is a design collaboration tool that allows you conduct real-time meetings in your browser, without the clunky, pixellated experience that screen-sharing offers. Here are a few highlights

  • See other people’s cursors with nametags on your screen
  • Sketch on top of designs to communicate visually
  • Conduct group voice chat or conference calls
  • Presenter keeps control of the pace of the meeting

What does this mean for your workflow?

You now get to review and share work earlier, faster, easier, and more often. We’re constantly reducing the friction of sharing, collaborating, and getting feedback. We’d love for you to give it a try and leave us some of your own!

We want to extend our special thanks to everyone on the Adobe Photoshop team that collaborated with us on this project. You all rock!


Note: LiveShare PS is compatible with both Photoshop CC 2014 and 2015, on OS X

Collaborate in real time on a digital whiteboard