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  • Adobe’s recent terms update could allow the company to access user content across Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop.
  • Users fear their work may be used to train Adobe’s generative AI products.
  • The changes came to light after a pop-up blocked paying users from accessing Adobe’s apps until they accepted the updated terms.

Users of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications are up in arms after noticing recent changes to the company’s terms of use. The updated terms give Adobe the right to access user content “through both automated and manual methods.”

While a recent update pop-up within Adobe apps suggested that the company would access user content for “content review,” the full terms also state the company can use “techniques such as machine learning in order to improve our Services and Software.”