iOS app news: Adobe launches Carousel app

View, tweak and sync your photos across devices

Cloud-based, photo storage and editing service heading to App Store

Adobe is bringing its Lightroom technology to iOS devices with the launch of the Carousel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac OS devices.

The idea is to enable your entire photo library to be viewed across a range of devices to enable easy sharing and easy editing. Any edits you make will also be synced across the all of your devices, while the original will be protected.

The subscription-based platform, to which you upload your library, allows you to alter the white balance, exposure, brightness and a host of other settings without having to worry about transferring the file back to your main computer.

"With Adobe Carousel we are extending the power of Adobe's imaging expertise beyond the desktop and onto tablets and smartphones, delivering instant access to your complete photo library and the freedom to edit and share photos anywhere, any time," said Adobe's Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products.

"Thanks to Adobe Carousel, users never need to worry about wasting time syncing, remembering if a photo was saved to a particular device, or worrying about maxing out storage on their iPhone or iPad."

There's also a host of multi-touch gestures available to users and over a dozen "looks" to enable photographers to experiment with the appearance of photographs.

The service will cost $5.99 (£4) a month or $59.99 (£40) a year and the apps will land on the iOS and Mac App Stores later this month. Adobe says it is working on versions for the Android and Windows platforms.

Link: Adobe (via MarketWatch)