Adobe Announces Photo Syncing Service Called Carousel

Adobe Announces Photo Syncing Service Called Carousel

Jeff Heaton
Sep 14, 2011

Adobe has created a service for photographers with an Apple addiction (Android and Windows early 2012) that allows you to sync your photos across all your devices. The $60-per-year (or $5.99-per-month) service, dubbed Carousel, will give you unlimited storage, syncing and editing on any iOS powered device in your collection. It isn't out yet, but we're excited to see what it can do.

Once you add a photo to the service it's stored in the cloud and image and editing data are stored along with it. From there you simply open the app and go to town on your photos, each updated automatically (yay no more manual uploads!). The most distinct feature about this service is the ability to work on and share photos with others. Adobe also touts it as a great family photo repository, as five users can access the same carousel.

This seems like a great service for anyone that has an iPad, and iPhone and a Mac, but we think it'll take a solid amount of editing features to lure us in. It'd be awesome to be able to edit and maintain our photo collections no matter where we are (something we don't do enough), but it doesn't matter if we don't have all the features we need at hand. The Adobe product page says it has the same editing technology as Lightroom so that sounds promising, but we'll have to wait and see. On the other hand, if it does have more limited editing it would be great for families with a growing photo collection whose needs are less intense.

Don't worry Android and Windows users, versions for your OSes are planned and you can sign up for a notification on the same page as Apple people. Check out all three and sign up for notifications here.

(Images: Adobe)

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