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October 27, 2011 /Other news /Revel /

Adobe Carousel Now Available!

Today we are happy to announce that Adobe Carousel is available in the iTunes and Mac app stores! We are very proud of this first version of Adobe Carousel and can’t wait for you to try it out. My own experiences with Adobe Carousel, having tested it for the last few months, have completely re-energized my interest in photography.

I love the fact that with Adobe Carousel I have access to all my photos and the same photo editing tools on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This means I can always make my photos look their best and share them with friends and family on Facebook or simply give them access to my photo library. This was our main goal – to deliver a solution that lets you play with your photos on your own terms.

Now that Adobe Carousel is publicly available, I can finally take advantage of the ability to share a photo library with my friends and family. I’ve been testing this out with team members and it works great, so I’m excited to try it out with my friends! This past summer I went to a lot of weddings and I plan to use Adobe Carousel to make it easy for us all to consolidate our photos. I’m setting up a photo carousel (you get 5 with your subscription) for each wedding and then sharing those carousels with my friends. This way we can upload our photos to one photo library, edit and share them to Facebook and Twitter. And we’re all covered by one subscription – my friends don’t have to pay or create a special log-in. Before Adobe Carousel existed, we would likely have to deal with emailing out a bunch of attachments, viewing slideshows or clicking on separate links to different accounts to share the wedding photos. Now, it won’t be so difficult to figure out who got the best shot of our buddy catching the garder or the couple smashing cake in each other’s faces. With one photo carousel, we’ll be able to easily sort through and see who captured those moments best.

After having tried other photography products out there, access to the same photo library and the same photo editing tools across my iPhone, iPad, and Mac is what’s most compelling to me. It’s simply something that other products can’t offer and after having lived with it for a few months – I can’t imagine going back. We think that after you use Adobe Carousel for a little while, it will really solve some of those problems you shared with us. The Carousel apps are available in the iTunes and Mac app store. Try the full Adobe Carousel experience for FREE for 30 days, using the 30-day complimentary subscription.

If this is your first time hearing about Adobe Carousel here are some great resources: Adobe Carousel Info Adobe Carousel Info
Recorded Demo of Adobe Carousel
Adobe Carousel Twitterview
Adobe Carousel Overview video
Behind the Scenes with the Team video

At Adobe we are always thinking of new ways that people can engage with their photography. We built Adobe Carousel to improve and eventually change the way that people interact with their photos and each other. This is the start of something new and exciting and we want you to be a part of how this product will evolve over time. So get the app, sign up for a subscription and start using it. Then let us know what you think of Adobe Carousel and how we can make it even better. We’re awaiting your feedback via Facebook and Twitter!

Chris Quek, Adobe Carousel Team

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  • By Joe - 9:07 AM on October 27, 2011  

    Another great app from editing giants. surely gonna try this too. thankx Adobe

  • By TuhinBagh - 9:11 AM on October 27, 2011  

    any plan for windows..??

    • By Jeffrey Tranberry - 5:42 AM on October 28, 2011  

      Yes. Windows and Android support is planned.

      • By Hussain Al-Khalaf - 11:47 PM on October 29, 2011  

        Can we have some ETA for Windows and Android versions ?, just an estimation so I will not panic if you guys didn’t meet that ETA 😀

    • By Chris Quek - 11:18 AM on November 2, 2011  

      First half of 2012…stay tuned for updates via the blog or Adobe Carousel Facebook page.

  • By Eric W - 9:12 AM on October 27, 2011  
  • By amassine - 9:13 AM on October 27, 2011  

    Thanks i’m downloading now!

  • By Vera - 9:26 AM on October 27, 2011  

    Sorry… I don’t really understand what this is.

  • By Kimi - 9:33 AM on October 27, 2011  

    I don’t really understand what it is either. In today’s world. Why not a video showing us what it does?

    • By Gregory - 11:42 AM on October 27, 2011  

      Click the link in the very first sentence of this article!

  • By Micah Burke - 10:02 AM on October 27, 2011  

    For those wanting a “demo” click the link above that says “Recorded Demo of Adobe Carousel”!

    • By Dan - 12:39 AM on March 24, 2012  

      I’m on an iPad and the demo needs Flash to run. Seriously, who would require Flash to watch a demo of software that runs on… Oh, wait, never mind.

  • By Conrad - 10:18 AM on October 27, 2011  

    The best useful non-marketing explanation I’ve seen so far is this review by the GigaOM blog. What was helpful about it is he compares Carousel to the somewhat similar Apple PhotoStream service.

  • By Doug Abel - 11:40 AM on October 27, 2011  

    Hmmm, I sure wish it included the name of the photo, and other common metadata — and the ability to edit those names — instead of DCM_456893 if could be updated to be “Uncle Ted” or whatever. Is any inter

  • By Akshay - 1:30 PM on October 27, 2011  

    When would it be coming to android?

    • By Chris Quek - 11:21 AM on November 2, 2011  

      We’re working on the Android app and timing is still TBD. Stay tuned via this blog or our Adobe Carousel Facebook page.

  • By F.K. - 3:33 PM on October 27, 2011  

    playing with this on my phone. used a look and tweaked the clarity and then saved back to camera roll. But it doesn’t look like it saves it at full resolution. Is that true? Is there a way to export via my phone to camera roll at full res? the original file was 2592×1936 and the new one is 1371×1024. Love the clarity slider.

    • By Chris Quek - 11:25 AM on November 2, 2011  

      Yes – there isn’t a save at full resolution, yet. However, we are working on full res export to Camera Roll. Glad you like the clarity slider!

  • By Bo - 3:38 PM on October 27, 2011  

    Love the concept, but 5 carousels don’t cut it. My GF have africa trips to share, napa etc.. more than 5 – either there need to be “trays” in the carousels or simply more of them. Im happy to pay for her subscription, but am going to wait for more trays to organize the presentations.

    • By Chris Quek - 11:30 AM on November 2, 2011  

      Good to hear you love the concept! Carousels are meant to be photo libraries and not photo albums. We give you 5 photo carousels – one as your primary photo library for all your photos and the others can be used at your discretion for photo projects that you want to share out with more than one person. We are looking into ways to further categorize within Carousels and appreciate your feedback, as we’re going to continuously iterate based on what we hear about how people are using the app.

  • By Stephen - 7:30 PM on October 27, 2011  

    Love the app and service, but have issues with the pricing compared with iCloud and say the “mypics” app syncing to Picasa is very expensive. Not everyone needs unlimited storage. Yes you might be able to make adjustments to pics via iPhone or ipad b4 sending but that can done by numerous free apps already.

  • By Mike - 7:53 PM on October 27, 2011  

    Carousel is an interesting concept with a lot of potential. But first off I see that like iPhoto, or iCloud, or Lightroom, I have to import the photos I want it to manage into it. OK, but I use Lightroom and I want my master copies managed in Lightroom. Where is the Publish to Carousel plugin? Next, if I do edits in Carousel on my iPad, can I get those edits reflected back to Lightroom? Once all that is in place I can see great potential for mobile editing. As it stands now Carousel seems like MobileMe Gallery but with some LR-like editing features that I personally would have to manually recreate in LR itself. That is useful, especially since the future of MobileMe Gallery is limited, but I hope we’re seeing the tip of the iceberg in integrated desktop+mobile image editing.

    • By Chris Quek - 11:35 AM on November 2, 2011  

      We’re definitely working on how to integrate Lightroom with Carousel – stay tuned for more updates from us. This is just the beginning, but certainly appreciate your feedback as we continue further development.

      • By Andy Goundry - 6:50 PM on November 19, 2011  

        I agree. Until this is integrated with Lightroom, it’s of no use to me. Also, i can’t see me using an export plugin to publish images to Carousel from Lightroom, as that’s just 1 more step in the process, plus results in multiple copies floating around. For me to use Carousel, the 2 apps will need to share the same library (80gb worth) and all updates made in either app need to make it to the iOS devices, and back again.

        Many thanks for taking big steps forward and i look forward to future updates.


        • By ROB - 7:55 AM on December 14, 2011  

          We want a Lightroom Plugin, we want a Lightroom Plugin…. please guys push this as a development priority as otherwise it is a nice and fancy tool that I simply won’t use.

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  • By migger - 10:55 AM on October 28, 2011  

    What that? why not OSX 10.6? i have only 10.6 on my 10 Macs!

  • By Kevin - 8:02 AM on November 3, 2011  

    I’m looking for a mobile Me Gallery replacement and thought I would give this a try. Initially, I struggled with the concept of this service. I was frustrated with the lack of organizational options. I think there are a lot of people who share my same confusion in thinking this is a cloud based gallery service with editing capabilities. In it’s initial version it appears it is meant to collaborate, edit and then publish out to some other gallery service, ie, facebook, flickr, etc…. I would prefer to use it as a gallery but think you would have to add read, write permissions to the shares in order to use it that way. Also, better organizational abilities or at a minimum a built in metadata editor for the date field. I was also surprised to not see a red eye tool. Lightrooms noise reduction tool would also be nice. Cool apps/service though.

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  • By Carl Hancock - 7:04 PM on November 7, 2011  

    I’m loving Adobe Carousel so far. I have it installed on my MacBook Air, my wife’s MacBook Air, both of our iPhone’s and our iPads. The cloud synching is brilliant.

    HOWEVER the photo organization and browsing leaves much to be desired.

    First of all i’d like to see the ability to browse a group of photos in a traditional UI of seeing the thumbnails arranged in rows and columns. The horizontal scrolling is fine as one method for viewing photos, but as the only method? Not so much.

    I’d also like to see the ability to tag and organize photos into galleries. Organizing by date is great as one way to view photos… but being able to organize photos across dates into galleries is a standard way of organizing photos.

    I’d love to see a Web baed UI for Carousel. If the photos are stored in the cloud, why isn’t there a Web UI so they can be browsed via a web browser? It would make sharing with non-Carousel users quicker and easier.

    The last thing is a very annoying issue on the iPhone. Photos are only displayed in portrait mode. You can’t turn your iPhone and view a landscape photo in landscape mode. This limits how you view photos and doesn’t take advantage of the great display on the iPhone 4.

    I’m looking forward to see where you guys take this product and I hope the issues and featured I mention above eventually make it into the product as i’m guessing i’m not the only one that wants the features and enhancements.

  • By cashaww - 11:25 AM on November 10, 2011  

    Does not support RAW format, which is the only format I shoot in.
    Would prefer some sort of tie in with Lightroom, so I do not have to create another photos file. This would also go a long ways towards helping my work flow.

  • By Robbie - 8:25 AM on November 11, 2011  

    Great concept – This just needs greater synchronicity with the other Adobe Products – Namely Lightroom… A Publish plugin from Lightroom to Carousel is a good place to start – not sure why this wasn’t implemented from the beginning to be honest. Without that, it just won’t fit into my workflow nicely…….

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  • By Anonymous - 11:44 AM on December 19, 2011  

    How was Carousel built? Flex, XCode, etc…

  • By Venkatesan - 8:15 AM on March 5, 2012  

    Any idea about ETA for android platform for carousel? i badly need it

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    Eu sem dúvidas adorei este post. Me ajudou muito a identificar alguns problemas.

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