Revel: Why was the Revel plugin for Lightroom removed?

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Posted 5 years ago

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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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David Beller

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bravo too

Seems 500px allows now a 2 way sync

Gonna have a try
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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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