Adobe Unveils Carousel Cloud-based Photo Management

Adobe CarouselAdobe introduced its new cloud-based photo management service Carousel on Wednesday. The service can sync photos between devices, and when it launches later this month will be available only for OS X Lion and iOS.

Carousel will include photo editing support on the Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, edits are non-destructive, and changes to images automatically appear on every device that syncs with a Carousel account. The service supports shared photo catalogs where friends can add and edit images, and photos can be posted to other services such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

User’s won’t be limited on storage space, or the number of photos they can store online.

The Carousel apps will be free, although the service won’t. Adobe is launching Carousel with a US$5.99 a month fee, or $59.99 a year, and subscribers will be able to renew at those prices for an additional two years. Adobe plans to raise the subscription price to $9.99 a month, or $99 a year after the introductory promotion.

Adobe plans to release Windows and Android versions of Carousel some time in 2012.