Adobe Announces Carousel Mobile App – Lightroom for Devices

Adobe Carousel for Mobile Devices
Adobe Carousel for Mobile Devices

Adobe has officially announced their latest entry into the cloud world with a mobile device app, Adobe Carousel. John Nack refers to Carousel as a kind of “Lightroom for iPad“. It is currently available for iOS and Mac OSX.

And, yes, Adobe will get around to an Android version (and Windows) when they feel like it and are good and ready 😉 (the Apple-first prejudice will be with us for a long time to come, sigh) CNET details Adobe Carousel for Apple only.

Update: Adobe is saying that the Android and Windows versions of Carousel will be coming in “early 2012”.

And, a significant point is that Adobe Carousel does not support RAW files, jpg only. This is a deal breaker for some participants in today’s Adobe Carousel live Q&A chat forum (now closed). UPDATE: The recorded event is available here – Adobe Carousel Demo Q&A Note: the sidebar ‘chat’ is as informational as the audio/visual.

From John’s Carousel blog description:

  • You get access to all your images on all your devices.
  • All edits are non-destructive: tweak a setting on one device & you’ll see the edit ripple through your other devices.
  • It’s easy to collaborate with friends & family: people you invite to share a photo catalog can view photos, add new ones, apply adjustments and preset “looks,” and flag favorites.
  • You can easily publish to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Adobe Carousel Minimum system requirements
Mac OS
  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X Lion (v10.7)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 40MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024×768 display
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • iOS 4.2 (minimum OS)
  • iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 4
  • iPad 1 or 2
  • iPod Touch 4g


It’s a bit pricey, too:   Adobe Carousel cost and price details It starts with a subscription for $59.99 ( for anyone fooled by the one cent off thing – that’s 60 dollars!) a year.

Let us at PhotographyUncapped know if you think it’s apptastic!

Author: onthewind

Itinerant guest writer, traveler, explorer

3 thoughts on “Adobe Announces Carousel Mobile App – Lightroom for Devices

  1. The general concept for Carousel sounds good since I already use Lightroom on my main desktop and laptop. However, two issues:
    – The $60 per year subscription is a ‘No Way’ for me. I would pay $60 as a one-time purchase fee but will not do a subscription.
    – No support of Android. I have a Android phone and tablet that sync and co-exist. Carousel needs to be on Android.

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