Revel: How does Revel treat RAW images?

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Does Carousel upload a JPEG version of the original RAW image from my computer to the server or does the original image have to be a JPEG.

I shoot everything in RAW and would hate to loose the editing flexibility RAW provides.
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Michael Garber

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Reuben Neese

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It doesn't appear to allow importing of RAW Files. Does anyone know what Carousel's file capabilities are? I can't seem to find them on Adobe's site.
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Michael Garber

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Additional point/clarification...I also don't want to have to have a 2 file formats for each image. A JPEG version for Carousel and a RAW image for more flexible editing options.
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Anita Dennis

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Revel supports JPEG only.
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Michael Garber

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That's too bad. Won't be using Carousel because of that lacking feature. And I was excited about the opportunity it presented.
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Anita Dennis

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It's just v. 1...
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Reuben Neese

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It seems Carousel is more for family colaboration instead of photographers. Not worth $99 a year to me.
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Jay Bernstein

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Bummer! This would be so cool if it supported raw...
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Andrew Waters

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"It's just v. 1..." is a cop out. Adobe has been pushing the DNG format for YEARS, and has also been touting the RAW workflow with Lightroom, Bridge and Camera RAW. To release a product that doesn't have a RAW file support built in is silly. Why does Adobe love to release products that are hobbled right from the gate? You have the Camera RAW & DNG people there, or at least available to you for input. Use them!
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Reuben Neese

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especially being Carousel is built on the Adobe RAW engine, not having RAW support is silly.
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Carousel does use Adobe Camera Raw under the hood - it's only using a subset of the engine - mainly to be performant on tablet/mobile/phone hardware.
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I was excited when I read "Lightroom." Too bad (1) Carousel doesn't support Raw and (2) There's no way to share Lightroom-edited files. If (when?) you add those features, I'll probably subscribe. Otherwise, nice idea half executed.
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In terms of processing power on iPads and iPhones, you don't yet really want to deal with large raw files...seriously. At some point (I don't know when) I'm sure the IOS and the processing power combined with the Carousel engine will support at least a subset of raw files (prolly not 80 MP Phase One IQ 180 raws). At this point Carousel is really designed for dealing with images that are captured by mobility devices (the same devices it runs on) rather than every potential raw camera...if that is a cop out, so be it. I think it's a reasonable initial 1.0 limitation.
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Jeff, thanks for your salient response. It does make sense (in some regards) to not allow raw editing on the iOS devices - even though the iPad 2 does support NEF and CR2 files natively. But my biggest gripe is that the DESKTOP software doesn't ingest DNG or RAW files at all! That part kinda baffles me. I do realize that there would have to be some conversion that takes place, probably on the users machine, and then upload those to the cloud, but doesn't that make sense? This way the tools can be used for not only consumers, but also by pros as another form of allowing clients to see proofs etc.
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I would like to upload RAW into Revel too.
Even if I couldn't edit RAW on the device, it would be nice to backup my original in the cloud.

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