On October 27th we launched Adobe Carousel, and within a few short weeks we’ve already surpassed 1,000,000 downloads! We’re happy to see such a tremendous response — and want to thank everyone who jumped on board and downloaded the app on their iPhones, iPads and Macs.
To experience the magic of Adobe Carousel for yourself, install it on more than one device or computer and then import a lot of photos. Check out the image editing capabilities, and then after that invite a family member or close friend to collaborate with you on your photo carousel. (Hint: set collaboration for your photo carousel in the Settings menu). A photo carousel is meant for a large set of photos, not just for events or moments in time. And each photo carousel can also be a hub for all the photos that belong to you and certain family members or friends.
On Twitter, Facebook, and GetSatisfaction, interested customers have also posed a number of questions about where Carousel is going in the future. As a subscription service that just released version 1.0, we understand that many of you are curious about our roadmap. While we can’t announce specific release dates and feature sets, I can tell you that we’re planning several updates each year with new features and bug fixes.
Looking ahead, here’s a peek at what’s to come and some of the features we’re planning to add over time. This is a high-level view of what’s been on our minds lately thanks largely to customer feedback:
• Windows and Android: We’re currently building a version of the Carousel desktop client that runs on Windows desktop computers. We’re also working on an Android client that will bring photos from your Android smartphone into Adobe Carousel.
• Organization, starting with events: We’ll start by letting you assign event names associated with a date such as “Peter’s Birthday” to groups of photos. Later we’ll delve into albums and tags.
• Collaboration: We’ll be building out the collaboration capabilities. For example, many who are interested in collaborating with another person on a photo carousel also want to be sure the other person isn’t going to delete photos you care about. In addition, it would be helpful to know when there’s recent activity from collaborators.
• Multi-select actions: Deleting and sharing photos will get much easier with multi-select and the ability to take the same action on many photos at once.
• Image editing: We’re working on adding red eye removal, noise reduction, and sharpening. We’ll always be looking to expose more of Adobe’s industry leading image processing capabilities.
• Support for raw: Today Carousel imports only JPEGs, but many of our customers shoot in both JPEG and raw and we want to allow for that file format flexibility.
These are some of the things we’re exploring and that you can expect to appear over time as a part of your subscription. The beauty of this model is that we can dynamically iterate throughout the year, take your input and help further shape what Adobe Carousel will become. Also stay tuned for some new apps coming to the Adobe Carousel family. Integrated with your Carousel account, they’ll bring focus to other parts of the photography workflow and complement the library access and image adjustment capabilities inside Adobe Carousel today. More on that later!
The team would like to hear from you! Got an idea for how you would like these features to work? Which feature are you really loving right now? Or are there other capabilities not mentioned here that you think are must haves? Share it here in the comments or jump over to feedback.photoshop.com and tell us your thoughts. We’re always listening…
Sumner Paine, product manager – Adobe Carousel