Adobe shuts down Revel cloud photo sharing service

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Adobe has announced plans to close down its Revel cloud photo sharing service, in the hope its users will sign up to the company's Creative Cloud Photography suite instead.

"At Adobe, we’re committed to helping our customers craft incredible images that reflect how they see the world," the company wrote on the Revel Photography website. "That’s why, over a year ago, we introduced the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan — the membership that gives customers all the tools and services they need for organizing, transforming and sharing their photography, anywhere they are."

It went on to say that because so many users have flocked to its more powerful photography suite, the Revel photography service will cease to exist as of February 23rd next year.

However, all is not lost, with Adobe quick to describe the benefits of its £8.57/month product, such as access to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile and desktop organisation editing, syncing and sharing of pictures, Photoshop CC for more powerful editing and full resolution backups.

However, storage is capped at 20GB, which will disappoint some users of the Revel service, which previously offered unlimited photo storage and was one of its finer points.

Adobe explained that those using Revel will need to download their images from the cloud service and import them into Lightroom if they want to continue having access. It will not be offering a migration service, meaning there will be lots of angry customers out there who don't want to have to manually move their pictures.

Anyone wishing to test Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography can try before they buy with a 30-day free trial.

Clare Hopping
Freelance writer

Clare is the founder of Blue Cactus Digital, a digital marketing company that helps ethical and sustainability-focused businesses grow their customer base.

Prior to becoming a marketer, Clare was a journalist, working at a range of mobile device-focused outlets including Know Your Mobile before moving into freelance life.

As a freelance writer, she drew on her expertise in mobility to write features and guides for ITPro, as well as regularly writing news stories on a wide range of topics.