Photoshop Elements Organizer 10 had a nice feature that would back up your catalog to photoshop.com, there were Group Albums, all sorts of cool features that I do not see supported in 11. What gives? Hopefully, I am just missing something obvious...
Emails were sent out in February to let Photosohp.com and Elements users know that Photoshop.com sharing and storage was being discontinued. The service was then shut down in July after all photos were migrated to revel. Photos were migrated to Revel for any user who did not opt out. Paying users of Elements plus and Photoshop.com were given refunds and a free year of revel premium.
This is why Elements 11 and 12 use Revel for cloud storage and sharing instead of Photoshop.com. It is a different cloud storage and sharing option also offered by Adobe. It was not designed as a replacement, but has some overlap in features with Photoshop.com. Elements 11 has upload and download capability with revel, but Elements 12 has two way sync with revel much like you had in earlier Elements versions that were set up to sync with Photoshop.com.
Many Adobe products can now interface with Revel, including Elements, Premiere Elements, Lightroom, Photoshop Express, GroupPix, and VideoBite. Revel apps are available for iPad/iPhone, Windows 8 computers and tablets, and Mac. Other platforms can login via web browser at adoberevel.com. FAQ's and how to's are available at:
Getting Started with Revel: http://www.adobe.com/support/revel/ge...
Revel Forum FAQ's: http://forums.adobe.com/community/rev...
I hope that helps explain things for everyone.
The 'Backup/sync to Photoshop.com' functionality is no longer supported in PSE11. Instead of Photoshop.com we have added support for Import/Export to Adobe Revel. Try this out and let us know your feedback.
Pattie, against my better judgment and based on your update of October 2013 above, I finally broke down and bought Photoshop Elements 12 last month. I have converted my PE11 catalog (a difficult process and one which apparently lost a lot of my album information which I've been painfully redoing), and I'm ready to have a workable online synced backup of my 74,000 image catalog again, as I had for several years very happily with Photoshop.com. My problem is that PE12 has apparently downloaded all my Revel catalog, duplicating my existing catalog (but not quite duplicating, since my Revel catalog is outdated because I haven't been able to keep it synced since Photoshop.com shut down). This has apparently given me duplicates of many, but not all of my pictures. How do I merge the existing up-to-date catalog in PE12 and the Revel catalog without losing images that were on Revel but somehow lost in the PE12 conversion and alternately not losing my images on my hard drive? I need my existing up-to-date catalog to be the primary, but I'm unwilling to have duplicates all over the place making yet another mess of what was once a well-organized catalog.