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New Update: Adobe Carousel Now Named Adobe Revel!

A big thanks to all of our fans, followers and customers who have brought the number of Adobe Carousel downloads to almost 4 million in just a few short months! We’re happy to see so many diving in to check it out!

Starting today – January 10, 2012 we will be changing the name for Adobe Carousel to Adobe Revel.

We originally chose the name Adobe Carousel because it was descriptive of core functionality in the product – access to all your photos on any device (i.e., viewing photographs in a circular manner, like a carousel).

Revel means to take great pleasure or delight…and that’s what we hope to do in the future as we continue to add more functionality and fun to the app. In the future, you can expect we will also be able to offer additional photography solutions on the newly named Adobe Revel platform.

How does the name change impact you?

The impact to you should be minimal since all we are doing is changing the name.

Some specific things you should know:

1. Your current subscription will not be affected. When it comes time for you to renew your subscription, you’ll be asked to renew your Adobe Revel subscription instead of your Adobe Carousel subscription.

2. When you update to the latest version of Adobe Carousel, it will be replaced with an app called Adobe Revel. Please visit the Apple App store  to update to the latest version of Adobe Revel (formerly known as Adobe Carousel).

3. Support web pages have been updated to reflect the new name. When you visit for help or information, post your questions or search existing topics using the name Adobe Revel.

4. While the name has changed, we will continue to use the word carousel within the app in reference to a library of photos. You will see buttons to create and delete carousels or photo libraries.

5. Our Facebook page will be updated with the new name. It takes a little time to officially change via Facebook. Good news is – if you are currently a Facebook fan for Adobe Carousel, you don’t have to do anything.

6. Our Twitter account is updated as well, and our new Twitter handle is @AdobeRevel. Good news is – if you are already a follower of @AdobeCarousel, you don’t have to do anything.

What’s New in Adobe Revel 1.1

We’ve made some minor fixes – responding to some of the early feedback we’ve received – to make your Revel experience smoother. Of note, are the ability to automatically import photos from the Camera Roll on your iPhone and iPad. We’ve also added photo sharing via Flickr.

How to use Auto-Import

  • In the Settings menu you have the option to pick a carousel where all photos from your iDevice asset library are automatically imported.
  • Use the Apple Camera app or any 3rd party camera app to take photos, and they’ll automatically be added to the selected carousel when Revel is open and when you’re in that carousel.

Have questions or need help?

If you have any questions about the name change, please comment below, post them here or tweet us @AdobeRevel.

Thanks again,

The Adobe Revel team


Did Prince have anything to do with this?

This comment might sound a trifle harsh, but the retarded admen who think up ridiculous names like “Revel” should be lined up and shot; or at the very least, they should all be selling shoes for a living. “Revel” is one of those stupid, meaningless “Gee golly!” names that Asian companies are so fond of using for their phones. “Aspire”, “Celebrate”… YUCK!!!

I am just a Zumba beginner but I bought some great videos for beginners and now I am having so much fun!

Is there still a fee for using the new Adobe Revel?? Why?? The old Adobe was free, but it free but does my work for the iPhone.

    There is a monthly or yearly subscription fee for Revel after you finish the free 30 day trial. If you’re having any trouble getting Revel to work, please hop on over to, report the problem, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of it.

А по-русски?

Unable to do I wanted it to do. I paid for a full yrs subscription. Want to cancel.

I haven’t used it — I don’t want it DO NOT CHARGE MY ANYTHING
cancel ASAP

I haven’t used it too, i dont like to unsubscribe adobe carousel/revel? I want to cancel….!

It needs to be on the iPad if the iPad is taking over for computer.

I wish I could unsubscribe and get my money back. This is unusable because no concept of “albums” so it’s just another pile of photos. And I cannot share anything useful with family.

Now will automatically pull in my iOS Photos? More clutter – many of those are deleted but now have to delete in Carousel/Revel which is PAINFUL one-at-a-time process.

I was hoping for a Lightroom “lite” type of product where I could truly organize and share photos. This creates more problems than it fixes.


Very very disappointing ap, so I need to unsubscribe!

Sounds like no one is happy with Rebel

    not Rebel….Caravel…no wait, Carvel, Ravel, Revel…yeah, REVEL

I dont like to unsubscribe adobe carousel/revel?

Early April fools joke…right?

What a pain in the A$$ app!
Adobe cancel, cancel, cancel my subscription Ppllleease!!!!

Orr Adobe you could give all us unhappy customers a link do we could
get happy to delete our subscriptions ourselves. “Adobe….is anyone out there?
Uh, hello we know you see us”

It’s such a pity you have missed a great opportunity herr, and have decided to disappoint with a shallow marketing exercise, you underwhelmingly underestimate your target users and treat them like idiots at your peril

Very poor decision. Branding changes might make sense to software publishers immersed in their own products, but look like shallow marketeering to consumers.

Worse, swapping from ‘Carousel’ to ‘Revel’ is swapping from a concrete concept to an abstract one. Before, customers could understand what it was. Now they have to try to think about what it might mean.

I should point out that in the UK, a ‘Revel’ is chocolate-coated sweet with an undisclosed filling (

Many movies are not in using through the missing Adobe Flash Player.
This is not helpfull for me.

I can’t get Adobe revel to update on any of my Mac computers from the App store. Every time I try to update it says “could not update. hash mismatch”

Hello adobe

I keep all my photos in Lightroom 3 on a Mac and have bought an iPad2 with 64GB, reckoning that, amongst other things, I could sync selected albums (kept in separate sub-folders within yearly folders in LR3) between the Mac and iPad, over a wired connection. But no!

iOS5 allows me to sync more than one annual folder, but then it chucks all the sub-folders together in each annual folder, or else it can do several sub-folders but only so long as they all come from within a single annual folder. It will not let me select sub-folders from different annual folders, and still keep them properly organised.

Or it will allow me to do what I want, so long as I first load all the photos into iPhoto (or Aperture3) as well as LR3, and sync them from there.

I don’t want carousel/Revel as it’s doing a lot I don’t need, such as instant syncing of current photos over wireless, but at the cost of a subscription (and probably charges for extra iCloud storage too).

So come on Adobe. I am quite willing to pay for an iOS/Mac app that will allow me to choose various sub-folders in LR3 and then sync them to the iPad, preferably done via exporting them from LR3 with the corrections included too, rather than just the raw photos which is all I can do otherwise. I can’t imagine I’m the only person who needs this. Other 3rd party apps also seem to concentrate on being too clever, while not doing the simple transfer function well (and certainly not being able to interface with LR3 to make a proper export.

If this can’t be done, I shall have to think about abandoning Lightroom (with great reluctance, having spent about £280 on LR2 and an upgrade to LR3 before the price came down, and having got to know the product and appreciating its strengths), and think about making a move to Aperture which is now much cheaper.

Hoping to install a device to aid viewing of Jaqui Lawson cards and suchlike, I inadvertently installed this ‘Revel’ which I certainly don’t want and will never use.
I have tried for over an hour, unsuccessfully, to cancel but with no avail
It seems like a con.
This is something I shall report to watchdog – there seem to be many others who have a similar complaint.

Please take action

Ella Halls

I have a question number one i love the new apt revel is there anyway this apt can get incorporated into photoshop cs3 i love it makes things alot easier for me. .

can this revel be put into adobe Photoshop cs32

Your program came up as a “needed free app” to view a program……. Not true! I have been trying to cancel it since. Followed all instructions and I can’t get rid of you!!! I do not want this app! Is there a number to call to make sure you are off my iPad and I won’t be charged. A prompt response is appreciated. Thank you.

I need to unsubscribe and don’t know how?

    Hi Daryl, it looks like you don’t have an active/paid subscription. You do have a free account with some images in it.




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