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Adobe Carousel rebranded to 'Revel'

Adobe Carousel/Revel
Carousel has changed its name to er... Revel
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Adobe has renamed its Carousel service, which enables photographs to be accessed across a variety of OS X and iOS devices, to "Adobe Revel".

The company, writing on its Photoshop blog (opens in new tab), says that while the original name was chosen to reflect the key functionality of the product, ie the ability to switch between different devices, the new name instead reflects the "great pleasure or delight" that it hopes to add to the app.

Right then... Adobe is also saying that it will soon be able to offer additional photography solutions on the newly named platform.

Revel is a subscription-based service, with users expected to pay a monthly fee for the privilege of being able to access photos on their Mac, iPad and iPhone whenever they like. The new name change doesn't affect existing customers, and the app will be replaced when customers update to the latest version.

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Confusingly, although the name has changed, the word "carousel" will still be used within the app to reference a library of photos, so you'll still see buttons to create and delete "carousels" or photo libraries.

Other good news is that while the Carousel Facebook and Twitter pages will be rebranded. if you're already following, you don't have to do anything... phew.

Minor fixes to the app have also been made in the latest update, apparently responding to feedback received from users. Most notable are the ability to automatically import photos from the Camera Roll on an iPhone or iPad and the ability to share via Flickr.

Amy Davies
Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.