Revel: I paid for Adobe Creative Cloud. Why is Revel not included?

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I pay Adobe Creative Cloud. Why is not Revel for free?
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Vaclav Fous

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Don Day, Employee

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Hi Vaclav,

The short answer is that the two different cloud services are designed for different users. Adobe Creative Cloud is targeted to serve creative professionals, whereas Adobe Revel is for the consumer market, whose needs are different.
That being said, you are not required to subscribe to Revel - you still have access to most of its significant features, namely a Library of photos that is sync'd to all your Mac desktop and mobile devices.

However, since you are not alone in asking this, I will forward your request to product management for their consideration.


- Don
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Gavin Farrington

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Hi Don. Many of us pros on Creative Cloud would love to have an easy connector into our iPads (aka "the portable portfolio") so we can show off our pro work. Including revel in the Creative Cloud subscription would be a fantastic "thumbs up" of goodwill to us pros.

Thanks for passing this suggestion along!
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Thanks for the feedback. It is always good to have feedback to see what the user's workflow is and what they want to have in the future. I'll make sure product management sees your suggestions.

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Jack Mulligan

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It appears that I am not alone in my confusion. Since I had some images on a couple of years ago, I now seem to have a Revel account. I also have subscribed to and the Creative Cloud, and I couldn't figure out what one had to do with the other. I can understand having different levels of subscription/participation, but shouldn't everything just blend within one Adobe users account?
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Scott V, Employee

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I did see that you had a Total Count: 213 of photos that were migrated to your account. You can view your images by logging into

Adobe Revel is a Cloud based photo hosting service accessible via a free photo app for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. You can organize your memories using albums, event tags, and captions, crop photos, and apply filters to easily create amazing photos. You can also share photo albums privately on or publicly on your favorite social network.

The Creative Cloud is geared towards the Creative professional. Here is the link to the FAQ for you to read all about the Creative Cloud.

Revel is not part of the Creative Cloud as it is separate. Here is a few links to help you understand the features of Revel.

Please see our FAQ Forum post "How do I upload photos to Revel"

For additional helpful information regarding Revel , please see our main FAQ Forum

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Jay Galvin

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Just sat through the CC event in July at Adobe HQ with Terry White.... good stuff.

Mainly I'm an Elements and Lightroom user, with occasional DW and PS.

My two cents: Revel is a waste of time! No metadata! What are you thinking? Unlimited photos? Hello, that's free from Yahoo/Flickr

I've spent many years at Apple and Motorola. Apple had great engineers and great marketing. Motorola HAD great engineers and didn't have a clue about marketing. Guess which path Adobe is on?

Your products are great... leave the consumer to Apple and Android.... but get the Enthusiast onto Adobe.... we will buy Lightroom and Elements upgrades.... and cloud services when we get above a few TB

Revel adds nothing to a saturated market. Very weak product when everything else is free. Give the Enthusiasts 1-2TB free or $10/year CC accounts. When we need professional services and cloud we'll be loyal and upgrade.

Please, hire some marketing before you go down the Motorola path!

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Just came across this thread and seems like you were right concerning Revel Jay, you guessed Adobe's thoughts and like them didn't believe in it.

However there were a lot of us (but maybe not enough) that did.

As a full CC user and keen photographer for 30 years, I 'currently', due to a young family, don't have the time being to indulge extensive editing etc. Therefore as an Adobe user, Revel was indeed a place where I could store and share photographs with friends and family.

It wasn't marketed very well (I only bumped into it through the Adobe website) and it wasn't free, £46 p.a. for me and yes, it wasn't perfect - it needed other things like metadata and other improvement requests.

But I was happy to pay that £46, as the iOS app, the Mac OS App and the Website were very intuitive to use, it's design is clean, minimal and functional, to make viewing Photographs a nice user experience, easy on the eye.

It may be/have been a saturated market but in my opinion, Revel was the best all the photo cloud options to share and view.

Before and since the announcement I have tested Flickr, Apple Photos, ThisLife and Google Photos all which have their downsides. Also trying out the Photography CC plan for a year and although LR is, as PS an impressive piece of kit, it's almost too bloated in features and interface for me currently.

It's a shame as people love photos, they're passionate about them, whether they are beautiful landscapes or your two-year old with yoghurt over their face. These are people's memories, their loves and the guys and girls at Adobe created a great way to view and share them. Then ditched it!

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