It’s here! Adobe Revel is now available for Android devices. Now you can share, store, and manage a lifetime of digital photos and videos with the people you love.
With Revel, you can:
Invite friends and family to join a Group Library, where you and your inner circle can create a huge collection of everyone’s photos and videos. You control who can view, add, organize, and edit the memories in a Group Library.
Create albums to keep your photos and videos organized.
Share albums with loved ones in private web galleries.
Share photos and videos on your favorite social networks.
Edit your photos to make your memories look their best.
Today’s a big day for Adobe’s consumer team, as we’re announcing a significant update to one of our most popular apps – Photoshop Express for Android.
What you’ll love about this release:
This version was rebuilt completely from the ground up for Android and is KitKat compatible. We have made every effort to fine-tune the app for Android. As an example, Android users will appreciate accessing and processing images saved on the SD card faster than before.
We’ve focused on making the app easy-to-use by bringing the most popular features to the top. ‘Looks’ (our word for filters), cropping, red eye reduction, and auto-correct are now all easy-to-discover.
Our more savvy users will appreciate the Corrections menu with slider controls to fine-tune exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, temperature, tint, etc.
Under the hood, this release is powered by Adobe’s latest image rendering engine, coming to Android for the first time. This engine greatly improves performance and enables handling of large file sizes.
It’s still free.
Also in this release, you’ll notice integration with Adobe Revel. If you haven’t used Revel already, you should give it a try. Revel is an app that lets you keep all of your family photos and videos in one place – organized, and available to share just with whom you want. Use Revel to share photos and videos with different circles of friends and family – only invitees can contribute or see what’s shared. It’s relationship-based, personal sharing. And with this new version of Photoshop Express you can easily save the photos you edit directly to Revel.
Photoshop Express has consistently received more than four out of five stars, and has sat strong in the top 20 apps on Google Play in the Photography category. This makes us even more excited to get this significant update in the hands of every Android user out there. Download and give it a try today and let us know what you think. We listen very closely when you speak.
How to get the Update Click here from your Android smartphone to get it from Google Play.
The upcoming holidays are the perfect time to revisit the beauty of times gone by. Revel fan Michelle S. shares her family’s journey to recreate past gatherings.
I’ve always loved spending holidays with my cousins, and last Thanksgiving my aunt had the great idea of recreating some childhood photos. We had so much fun laughing at the old pictures and trying to perfect our poses for the new ones. Even though a lot has changed since the days of frilly dresses and apple juice, I am so happy we’ve stayed close as a family, and have grown into even closer friends.
There’s nothing more precious than a sleeping infant, but we love the savvy moms who are turning these otherwise uneventful times into an opportunity to create beautiful moments.
Adele Enerson, mother of two, has a passion for writing and creating ideas. A short while after having her second child, inspiration hit. Adele uploaded a few funny sketches of her child, Vincent, on a whim, and soon, a photo series that started as small idea spread like wildfire.
Meanwhile, there was something special blooming further east in Tokyo, Japan. Mami Koide decided to create her own photo series of her child, Nuno, as a way for her husband to keep in touch while away at work. Instead of sketching, Koide used every day items to stage wild adventures for Nuno. Two hundred photos later, Koide had to retire from her sleeping infant art career, as Nuno outgrew her canvas.
How do you turn simple moments into unforgettable memories? Share your story with us in the comments below!
Let’s face it, life is better with fresh-baked cookies!
Cookies are straight-from-the-heart comfort food, and some of the very best memories can be created in the kitchen with the help of these guys. From the mixing of the ingredients, to the delicious smell from the oven that permeates your entire home with the smell of “childhood,” to that first bite dunked in a glass of cold milk — there’s nothing quite like it.
So whether you’re baking cookies for your friends or family, or getting your kids involved in the kitchen, we can all agree that baking cookies brings out the kid in us!
What pastime makes you feel like a kid again? Share it with us (along with your favorite cookie recipe!) in the comments below.
Adobe Revel team member Matt shares how he uses private shared libraries in Revel to stay connected with loved ones across the miles.
If you’re like me — the one in the family who coordinates the photos and experiments with all the new services — you know what a challenge it can be to rally the family to a new way of doing things. Let me share my experience with Revel in the hope that it can make your life a little easier.
At age 105, my grandmother was not getting any younger. She and my mother live on the east coast, but I’m out west. More importantly, GG’s only grandkids, my children, are tucked away on the west coast. We don’t get back east as much as I would like. I tried upping the contact through more regular phone calls, and sometimes it worked, but usually not. Awkward silence, aging ears and cell phones don’t make things any easier when there’s a 96-year age gap. I needed to find a way for my grandmother and mother to connect with my kids with more frequency and enjoyment.
So, along comes Revel as a way to store, manage, and share photos and videos with my family. To get everyone started, I loaded Revel on an iPad, created an icon on the main screen, and mailed it to the east coast. My aim was to make it REALLY easy. I wanted her to be able to click one button and to be able to access silly shots of the great-grandkids. An unexpected side benefit was that it gave my own mom something to talk about during her weekend visits to see her mom.
Over time, the family unit moved from passively viewing my photos into a more active mode of adding their own photos. It took nudging and cajoling, but I managed to get my mother and brother engaged. We are now starting to settle into a rhythm of sharing photos of events and trips as well as some of the silly, mundane memories from everyday life. Last week, I started getting notifications that my mom posted photos of her new dog, Gracie. In response, my brother shared his adventures with his one-eyed turtle, Jack. In return, they get to see photos of our kayaking in Sausalito with seals and videos of our blowing things up with dry ice. Along the way, the comments started rolling in.
One unexpected surprise is seeing how our timelines co-mingle through the day. In the flow of photos, I see that my brother was firing large vegetables from a pumpkin canon, while my mother was walking Gracie and I was hoping the morning fog would clear. And, of course, the sunrise photos are dropped into my “Sausalito Sunrises” library, where I try to remember to snap a photo of the sunrise every morning.
I’m having fun working on the Revel team and welcome your questions, comments, and stories on how you’re using Revel. Watch this video to see how easy it is to create a library to share privately with your family: