Alright, you’ve got tens of thousands of photos loaded up into iPhoto, so how can you share those photos, or have access to those gigabytes of photos from your iPhone or iPad or MacBook while you’re on the road? My MacBook Air’s storage simply isn’t sufficient to carry around my entire iPhoto library.
Do you see a business opportunity? Adobe does. That’s why they want Mac users to invest coin in Adobe Revel, their online shared photo library.
Coin? Wait a minute. Revel is free, right? Yes, but you can try it out for 30 days and then subscribe by the month. So, free it ain’t.
What Revel does is quite handy. It syncs all the photos on your Mac to Adobe’s online service. That makes all the photos available to other Macs, as well as iPad and iPhone (by using the iOS version of Revel).
Not only does Revel manage photos, but it gives you photo enhancing tools similar to those found in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
The entire library is then made available automatically to Revel on your iPhone or iPad.
Photos can also be shared to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and sent via Mail. Revel is simple to setup and use, and the sync to other devices happens automatically when you install the iOS app.
Revel is what would happen if Flickr married Lightroom. My only gripe is the monthly price tag. It’s a penny less than $6.00 a month. That doesn’t sound like much, but in just three years you’re looking at over $200. Still, there are not many similar options that work anywhere near as well as Revel.