Revel: Is it possible to export (save) a photo from Adobe Revel on iPad in its full resolution?

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Is there any possibility to export (save) a photo from Adobe Revel on iPad in its full resolution? When I save a photo to camera roll or email a photo, then Revel saves just a preview!
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Currently, Export Original is supported only on the Mac, and not iPad or iPhone. I believe this capability has been asked about before and may be included in a future version of the app.
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When I found out that Photostream does reduce the file size I got myself an Adobe Revel subscription because it said that they wouldn't.
Well, apparently they don't change the file size in the cloud but it is just pointless that I can't use a full size copy of the file on my iPad. I do all the development work on my iPad, but I don't have the chance of producing a printable copy.
Hey Adobe, come on: This feature is a MUST!
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I have just done some tests with Photo Stream and a photo I shot on my iPhone is exactly the same after transfer via Photo Stream as the one imported directly into Lightroom from my iPhone. Both when transfered to my Mac via iPhoto and to my PC via iCloud control panel app.

All the metadata is also intact.

But unfortunately we can not say the same about Revel yet (which also tampers with the metadata).
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The only reason I got Adobe Revel is so I can have full size images for my iPhone. Why in the world would I want stinking small half baked pics.
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I agree. I very much would like be able have the option to download select full resolution copies for light editing on my iPad. This would in fact sell me on using the product. I was all right using the Apple photostream service until I found they were downsizing all the photos like this as well.
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Ouch! I didn't realize that saving to the camera roll doesn't save the original. I guess, I have lost a lot of originals, because on iPad the camera roll has been the only way to copy/move between carousels.
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Would somebody PLEASE tell me what a carousel is?
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While traveling for 8 months, I saved my photos on Revel icloud. Now I would like to retrieve all of them (+2000) and store them on my Microsoft PC My Pictures. It sounds like that is not possible since PCs are not supported by Revel (only Macs and iPads). That is disappointing because I signed up for the service believing that would be possible when I returned home.

When can I expect this capability to be available? And, is there some other way of accomplishing the export to a PC now?
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Hi Richard,

I agree with you that it's a pain not having a windows version. We are currently working on supporting windows but it is not our company policy to give out schedule information.

Thanks,
Chaya
Revel Employee
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Hi Richard

I'm sorry it's not ready for Windows yet, and I can't say exactly when it will be. We are working on it, trying to do it right.

In the mean time, the current iOS app version 1.6 now allows you to save your originals from the cloud back to your camera roll. I realize this option would be cumbersome, having to manually select over a couple thousand images and download them to your device to then migrate to your PC file system. But you do have this option. Originals not already stored in your local Revel app cache will be downloaded from the cloud when you choose Save to Camera Roll. You can also choose to save your current version with edits to the camera roll as well.

If you try this, you might want to have your library selected, viewing it in Grid mode so you see all your photos in one long bin, not separated by date. Go into Multi-select mode by tapping the little arrow button, and choose the images you want to Save.
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One addition to Charlie's suggestion:
When you hit the box-arrow button to go into multi-select mode, if you are in Track View (rather than grid view) you can tap on each track label and choose Select All to select whole tracks of photos at a time.
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This whole discussion makes me feel like I felt when I first started working on a PC in 1996. For me, nearly 70, NONE of this stuff is intuitive. I have so many questions about using Revel on my iPad 3 that I wouldn't even know where to start. Using Help isn't Helpful because of the necessity of switching back and forth between screens. I need a REAL PERSON standing over my shoulder teaching me definitions and step-by-step procedures. Truly, I am not a stupid person. I graduated from Cal Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa, and practiced trial law in New York and Florida for 13 years. But I am not intuitive when it comes to computers. "Frustrated" doesn't even BEGIN to describe how I feel about the whole thing!
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As of Revel 1.6 it is now possible to export full resolution copies of your photos from Revel on iOS.
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Hi I'm using Revel 1.6 in Mountain Lion.

I upload photos to Revel then when I export them they are about half the original size. For example, I just uploaded an image that was 3.8 MBs and I exported it back out and it's only 1.9 MBs. They are both 2448 x 2448 pixels so the images are getting heavily resampled.

I thought Revel store and allowed me to export full resolution photos? If so, what am I doing wrong?

Please help as I can't use Revel if I can't reliably store the full resolution of my file.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why doesn't Revel export full resolution images?.
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DCweb - what device are you using to export? What process are you using?
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DCWeb,

Are you choosing Export Original or Export Current Version?

Revel 1.6 allows users to export images at their full resolution on both iOS and Mac. The original should in fact be the very same file. I just confirmed this works as expected for me on Revel 1.6 Mac from the Mac app store, with large images I imported and uploaded last spring and also in September.

Can you confirm how you imported images into Revel? From the file system, or drag and drop from another app? I ask, because several ways users get photos onto their iPad or iPhone does not in fact put the original file on the device. For example, syncing images onto your device via iTunes saved downsampled copies to your device. Or drag and dropping from iPhoto's Photo Stream -- Photo Stream does not keep your originals.
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I just did a test by taking a photo with an iPhone 5 and using the Revel iOS app to upload the image. I then exported the original photo from the Revel mac app by clicking "Export Original" and compared it to the image straight off of my iPhone. The exported photo had been resized to 2,048 x 1,536 (which happens to be the retina iPad resolution) from it's original resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 and the new file size shrank from 2.5mb to 809k. Am I doing something wrong or does Adobe consider the iPad resolution to be "original resolution"?
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I did some more tests and it turns out this is an Apple issue. If you upload images to Revel from the Photo Stream instead of the camera roll, you will get a resized version. It seems that Apple doesn't put the full resolution image in Photo Stream on your devices; it delivers an optimized version for that device. If you have images in Photo Stream that you want to add to Revel, pull them from the Photo Stream in iPhoto on your Mac and you should get the full sized, original resolution image.
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WHY can't I import photos into Revel with the albums I took so much time making in my iPad 3 Photos? Why can't I import Elements keywords, facial recognition, etc., with my Elements 12 photos from my PC? WHY have I ALWAYS to do ALL OVER AGAIN ANY KIND OF SORTING or labeling when I go from one Adobe program to another and even from one Elements program to its upgrade? It truly seems pointless to have to repeat what I've already done 5 or more times ((I started with Elements 3) on over 20,000 photos. Don't you think?
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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: Revel: why can't I import albums and keywords from elements?
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Hey guys, Flickr is the solution

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