Adobe has announced availability of version 1.5 of their Revel photo management app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Available in both the Mac App Store and the iTunes App Store, the update brings a host of new features to make organizing, sharing, and enhancing your photos easier across all your Apple devices.
Revel (formerly called Carousel) is a basic photo organizer and sharing app built with cloud synchronization in mind. Your Revel library is available on any device you use with the Revel app (be it a Mac, an iPhone, or an iPad), and with the new features announced in 1.5, you can also share photos privately via AdobeRevel.com. You can even apply “Looks” to your photos, which are basically filters to fix/touch up common issues.
The basic service is $5.99 a month, or $59.99 for a year of subscription. That gets you the sync capabilities and access to web-based sharing of the new albums available in version 1.5. There is a free 30 day trial available if you want to try before you buy, and users who had a trial that expired before the new version get an additional 30 days to test out the new features.
New in 1.5
The biggest news in this upgrade is the addition of albums, which let you group pictures (obviously), and which are atomatically synced across all devices. You can even share albums with family and friends via the web using the AdobeRevel.com site, which provides a more private option for photosharing than blasting your photos over Facebook. Captions are now available as well, to add details/context to your photos before sharing them.
Other notable enhancements in version 1.5 include a new UI designed to make the app easier to navigate and use, as well as a Library grid view that gives you more options for reviewing and managing your photo collection. The service also accepts Facebook and Gmail IDs for authentication purposes, eliminating the need to create a separate username and password for the Revel online service.