Revel: Why was the Revel plugin for Lightroom removed?

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Posted 5 years ago

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Pattie F., Official Rep

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Roman,

You can now use Lightroom Mobile to access your photos on mobile devices, and
Lightroom web (lightroom.adobe.com) to share with others.

Pattie
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Richard Lyon

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I had to reinstall Windows 7 and (of course) LightRoom 5. I've purchased LR6 but wanted to get up and running before upgrading Lightroom. Now, in the middle of a production. I find the plugin to AdobeRevel is no longer supported AND, I just renewed the AdobeRevel subscription!!!

This seems like more Adobe arrogance towards their customer base. Thumbs-down on Adobe for pulling the "plug" on lightroom plugins to adoberevel. I just renewed and will ask for a refund.
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Richard Lyon

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What a bunch of crumb-bums! Boo, hoo, hoo.
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Wayne Schreck

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Adobe should produce a paper on the purpose and tie-in of all of their apps as well as their direction on each to share with us. Their marketing materials are at best vague and possibly misleading and these quick quips in response to desperate users in their forums are obviously unresponsive as to direction. Adobe dances around without leading us and we head down unsupported dead-ends. Is the reason they don't provide direction because they don't know it or are they afraid of tipping off paying customers so they stop paying for heading down the dead-ends Adobe produces (Photoshop.com, Revel, etc.). Either way it is very, very, very hard not to lose confidence in Adobe. Adobe please tell us where you are going!!! By the way, now that we can't connect automatically with Revel from the next version of Photoshop why do you not tell us the price for additional LightRoom storage (over 25GB) before we buy (even chat and telephone reps can't seem to find out what cost it is - same old Adobe!). Will Adobe even commit to having LightRoom Mobile around for a while (reduced size pics I understand - so not really a backup of any sort).
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Olivenoire

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Well done!
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Olivenoire

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A real backup and sharing is really mandatory.
A real 2 way synchronisation is really needed too.
A clarification is obviously what we want too. We need projection, not speculation
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So Adobe Revel is dead? The mobile app no longer can be downloaded and the LR plugin is gone. So we should recreate the published collections we built in Revel somewhere else in Lightroom. I built several smart collections for showing to clients (not sharing) and all that is gone. A heads-up would have been realllllly nice, guys.

You took a professional tool and made it into a consumer tool so that I can clutter up my LR client files with photos of my cat? Huh?
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Peter-

Revel is still very much alive. The 2.3.2 installation issue was fixed in 2.3.300.
You can upload your Lightroom photos from you computer using adoberevel.com.

Lr mobile is designed explicitly to work with Lightroom on the desktop to provide access to your images on mobile devices and the web but unlike Revel it is not a backup or archive solution at this point. We welcome any feedback on what customers would like from future versions, including how it might interact with Revel.

Pattie
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Michael Bruce

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But I paid $60 for Revel!
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Jan Thomson

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I'm searching for a new solution. The fact that you continued to allow subscriptions to renew after stripping all the Lightroom functionality is completely dishonest.

You asked what we want? We want the functionality back.

Saying that we now have LR mobile is the most irrelevant response imaginable. They are totally different tools.

Bring back the integration!!!

Smugmug and Flickr integrate well and YOUR OWN PRODUCT does not!!!!
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Richard Lyon

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This seems like more Adobe arrogance towards their customer base. Thumbs-down on Adobe for pulling the "plug" on lightroom plugins to adoberevel. I just renewed and will ask for a refund.
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Roman

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Thank you Pattie for your answer.
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David Beller

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So--to get photos from LR5 into revel, one must export the photos out of LR into some folder and then browse to that folder using adoberevel.com and then upload the exported photos?
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There must be something I do not understand with the procedure Adobe wants us to use.
If I have a link directly between LR and Revel then my changes in LR could be seen in Revel.
Now, that there is no direct link between LR and Adobe and if I drag a photo from my browser to Revel instead then it is just the, (in my case as all my photos are in raw) unprocessed raw-file that shows up in Revel. What does Adobe want me to do with that? Which friend or client would I want to show my unprocessed pictures?
This is strange!!
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I am amazed at this action, to remove the lightroom plugin for Revel. The only reason I subscribed to revel was because of the integration with lightroom. Now revel has absolutely no value to me. It has become a clunky and unwieldy device to store photos on no better Dropbox, Flickr orGoogle with all their archaic management interfaces. So you have removed revel as an option for me to create a workflow that is effective. What service does adobe supply that I can use instead ? Take 100 images. Import to lightroom. Edit. Export to an internet site. All with non destructive editing. Show to customers. Success. Lightroom and revel did this. Now it does not.
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Hi Greshame,
Have you tried out LrM synching? By signing into your Adobe ID on LR desktop, you can sync a collection to LrWeb and LrMobile. If you take a look at LrWeb (lightroom.adobe.com), you can share a url for that collection, and even specify to only show picks if you want. This should allow you to share a non-destructive gallery of images publicly and get feedback (comments/likes). hope this helps!

Ian
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Jan Thomson

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We have PAID for REVEL. You want us to BUY something else??? Come on!!
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David Beller

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I paid for lightroom 5 already, as I paid for lightroom 1-4. I'm not going to pay another $10 per month for lightroom mobile just to restore some kind of utility to revel.
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Jan Thomson

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LR mobile does not do what Revel does. It isn't just $10 a month to restore functionality. It is $10 a month to do something totally different.
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Correct me if wrong !
We are forced to use Revel App to open a browser on our computers, log in , drag a copy of our photos ( raw, tiff, pep , JPEG exp.....) and and wait for your web server to take them. So I can view them in Revel ? How does the editing "non destructive editing ", of course from Lightroom .. If I'm right ..... The only possible way to make this work is to export them as JPEG copy's , then drop them into the browser and upload........ this is not worth the trouble
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Seems broken to me that there is no Adobe publish service that syncs your Lightroom photos to an Adobe cloud service of some sort. I thought maybe Behance.. but no, you can't publish to a project, only to Work in Progress (which is currently broken anyway). And Revel has been removed so... nada. Seems like a pretty core solution that people need.
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Ian Parks, Employee

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Hi Nicolas,
See my comment above. Have you tried out Lightroom Mobile Synching? There is an option to get a public url to a collection through this that you can share. The displayed images are smart previews that can be edited non-destructively using LrMobile and LrDesktop.

Ian
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Jan Thomson

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Revel is not the same as LR mobile!!! Why have you REMOVED the LR Revel plugin!!!!
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Jan Thomson

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Many of us have PAID for Revel. Telling us to buy something else is disingenuous at best.
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Fabio Clerici

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I paid 60$ for the annual renew. Now the desktop application is broken (can synchronize anymore). I can't upload photos from my LR application nor anybody from the customer service answers me back. IT?S A FRAUD! Really annoyed by adobe.
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Hi Fabio,

Sorry you are having so many issues. Let me see if I can help and if I can't I'll send someone over who can.

It sounds like you are trying to sync from the LR desktop but can't is that right? Or am I misunderstanding you?
Can you sync from Revel directly, not through the LR plugin, ie, from Revel on a mobile device?

Thanks!
Glenyse
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Jan Thomson

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To make this as simple as possible, let's say we've taken pictures that we want to share with family. By share, I mean allow family members to download full resolution copies. (Not share meaning they can see them on facebook.)

When Revel worked with LR I could easily do this. They could download the ones they wanted - though the ability to download ALL of them would have been a much appreciated improvement. Revel was far from perfect. But it worked.

Also as an archiving solution, Revel was another place my pictures lived if something went terribly wrong with my other backups. If I made changes to photos in LR, those changes could be pushed to Revel - updating my backups. Ditto for those pictures shared with family/friends.

Given these two uses for Revel (the only two I care about), I find it completely maddening that LR mobile is continually suggested.

First, if you are going to constantly tell people to use LR mobile, why are you still collecting money for Revel?

Second, LR mobile does NOTHING that I use Revel for. Sharing photos a few at a time via email or social media . . . ? Um, no. That isn't what we are looking for.

Third, I've PAID for Revel.

Fourth, how hard can it be to RESTORE functionality that used to exist. Why have you stripped Revel???

I KNOW Revel can be used independently. BUT IT SHOULDN'T HAVE TO and any potential elegance of using both programs is lost when your LR edits don't sync to Revel.

Can an Adobe representative PLEASE acknowledge the legitimate concerns we have here??
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bravo
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Olivenoire

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bravo too

Seems 500px allows now a 2 way sync

Gonna have a try
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Agree I kept all my post processed photos in revel (always exported from LR) and now I can't even I can't get my collections from REVEL I should download photos one by one can't download entire albums actually REVEL IS DEAD...
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The publicity about Revel makes it sound like an easy method to store photos in a Cloud environment and it sounded like an easy and streamlined method of sharing of photos with family and friends.

After downloading the app across on my devices, editing my recent holiday photos in Lightroom 5, I went to publish them and... lo and behold.... nothing.

I cannot in any way understand why Adobe would remove its OWN PRODUCT from the list of publish services. This makes no sense.

Reading the comments and replies above I do not think Adobe has given any coherent answer to these concerns. It is not an answer to direct us to LR mobile. What then is the purpose of Revel?

Please Adobe, give us a real and coherent answer. Listen to your customers and restore this functionality.

I'd just like to add that I have spent a couple of hours editing my photos in Lightroom so they look their best.

I uploaded them to Revel via the browser, but of course none of the Lightroom adjustments are there. So again I say what is the point of having a great organising and editing program like Lightroom if it can't interface with the same company's sharing and storage program???
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Gary Woods

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Lets vote with our wallets.......
Turn off auto renewal for your Revel subscription.
Find and replace your image upload software with another
integrated Lightroom plug in!

Adobe I love you but enough is enough.....
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Jan Thomson

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I've turned off auto-renewal and am using SmugMug for now. I'd love to stick with Adobe, but I can't when they destroy their own product. I'm pretty frustrated to have lost the months of Revel I've already paid for though.
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Revel without Lightroom is Instagram.
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Hi All,

Unfortunately for right now, the only way to get your LR images to Revel is via the web browser. If it is a RAW file those images would not retain the edits from LR as it doesn't sync edits.

If you want to retrieve sync’d Lr-Revel photos from Lr4 we highly suggest to use the Revel Mac or Revel Win8 client desktop app. Otherwise, yes, they must be downloaded one at a time through the web browser. At least for now.

Please know Adobe is working to come up with a solution for its LR users.
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Jan Thomson

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Really! Yay! I wish someone at Adobe had told us they were working on a solution earlier. It is really really frustrating to be ignored.
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this sucks big time. The hole idea is to work on the lightroom interface and not 20 other windows and apps.
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dirk dittmer

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Maybe Nick Collection is the software to go. Google will be better than Adobe
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chad.snailson

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Any idea on when there will be a solution?
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Olivenoire

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Such a shame.....
Actually I can use LR 4.4 but....

Waiting apple response
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Greshame Carr

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Can I get my money back from adobe for my revel subscription ?
It's F@#$all use to me now.
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Greshame Carr

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Ha. i laugh in the face of your mediocrity, I have canceled my revel subscription and consigned a potential winner to the backwaters of history. It's like inventing the wheel, then deciding the wheel would be better with four right angles.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There is no plugin for the current Lightroom version.

Because Apple has decided to kill Aperture I have made the switch to Adobe Lightroom and Revel. Revel should be able to replace the iCloud photostream, but unfortunately there is no way you can easily export photos to Revel from within LR. Does Adobe have plans to (re)introduce a plugin? Furthermore: are there any plans to make an Apple-TV app of Adobe Revel like Flickr did?
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Hi Pieter,

I am not at liberty to discuss what Adobe may or may not be working on, as I'm sure you understand, but those are great ideas. I will be sure to pass them along to the Lightroom team.

Glenyse
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I was about to migrate (and pay for it in the process) from Apple ecosystem to Adobe Revel+Lightroom. With such a STUPID, MONSTROUSLY STUPID, decision from Adobe (to discontinue integration between Revel and LR), I just gave up. Upper management at Adobe and whoever made or allowed for this decision should fired at once. I wish I could tell it to the face of the dumb manager that made this decision.
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It was my understanding that Lr mobile has equivalent functionality, and then some, making Revel obsolete. Which features are you missing?
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Mr. Lightroom Team,

I wanted to move from Photoshop Elements to LightRoom but... I was really upset trying to find the integration with Revel until I fund this post...

Mr. Adobe, you really did a BAD decission removing Revel integration from LightRoom. If you d'ont bring it back, I can assure you I won't EVER buy LightRoom.

With Lightroom Mobile I would not be able to share my pictures with my family now :(
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LR Mobile pictures are available via http://lightroom.adobe.com/
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Glenyse H, Employee

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Hi Carlos,

As per Steve's comment, you can indeed share your Lightroom images through the lLghtroom website: lightroom.adobe.com

Glenyse
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Olivenoire

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Hi!
What do we need to use lightroom.adobe.com
Actually I'm on mac rev 4.
Do I need 5? I do not to pay till waiting rev 6
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Olivenoire

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I'm ok working for free as a consultant for adobe. It can take 10 second

1) stop updating every 2 days flash
2) try to write a 10Mo adobe reader and stop updating every 2 days
3) go for lightroom 6 with real sharing, online etc
4) we want to pay lightroom only 1 time not everymonth
5) think lean

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