Adobe Carousel photography app debuts for Mac and iOS devices

Adobe has launched their Carousel app for Mac and iOS devices. Carousel is Adobe’s cloud storage service that allows users to access their entire photo library from all devices.

Adobe Carousel is comprised of a set of client apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac OS desktops (versions for Windows and other devices are expected in the first half of 2012). When customers import their photo library into Adobe Carousel, or take new photos using Adobe Carousel on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, those photos are automatically accessible on any supported device through the cloud-based smart mesh technology incorporated in Adobe Carousel. Once imported, any edits, deletions or additions to the library made on one device are automatically updated across all devices linked with the account. With Adobe Carousel, manual syncing and device storage limitations are a thing of the past.

To set up Adobe Carousel, users download the apps and set up a subscription plan on their iPhone and iPad. Subscribers can import a virtually unlimited number of JPEG files, and install Adobe Carousel apps on as many of their compatible devices as they want.

Adobe offers Adobe Carousel for a special introductory price of US$59.99/year or US$5.99/month. Anyone subscribing at that price will be able to renew at that same price for an additional two years. At the conclusion of the introductory offer, Adobe Carousel will be US$99.99/year or US$9.99/month. By subscribing, customers automatically receive any enhancements and updates to Adobe Carousel at no additional charge. Customers receive a complimentary subscription for up to 30 days and can purchase a monthly or yearly subscription at any time from their iPad or iPhone.

App Store links:
• Adobe Carousel for Mac
Adobe Carousel for iPhone
• Adobe Carousel for iPad

Source: Adobe Systems Incorporated


  1. Apple is dropping the ball on this one. With the removal of iWeb Albums, Apple has opened the door for Adobe and probably others. Bad move Apple.

    Please, please bring back the photo upload and album capabilities of iWeb, Aperture, and iPhoto as an alternative to the lame photo collection on iCloud. Those of us who like to show photos of high quality on the Web would be willing to pay for the opportunity. Apple is losing out on this revenue stream.

  2. Adobe’s choice of “Carousel” is lifted from the Kodak episode of “Mad Men” in which “carousel” is famously described to invoke not only photography, but also memories, and nostalgia.

    Hard to believe the Mad Men fanboys at Adobe didn’t have that in mind.

  3. Adobe is dropping the same ball that Apple dropped when they replaced MobileMe Gallery with the brain-dead PhotoStream. Neither service provides online galleries that can be shared with anyone anywhere in the world. The value of having all your photos on all your connected devices is negligible for the average user.

    1. Why reinvent Facebook? You can upload your galleries right to Facebook from iPhoto. Seems like a smart way to save time and money on Apple’s part. Nearly everyone with a computer or smart phone these days is on Facebook.

      1. Facebook?! Are you serious?! Yes, you can upload photos to Facebook, which offers you the exact opposite of MobileMe’s elegant, clutter-free display interface. For all but the most clueless snapshooter, Facebook is a terrible place to display photographs. Some people care nothing about aesthetics, and that’s fine. Life is easier for them. But for the rest of us, who docare about the aesthetics of our photo galleries, Facebook strikes out.

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