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Adobe brings Revel photo-sync service to Android

The app for syncing, sharing, and editing photos -- available on iOS since 2011 -- has now made its way to Google's mobile operating system.

Adobe Revel for Android lets you sync photos and videos across mobile devices and PCs, share them with contacts, and edit photos.
Adobe Revel for Android lets you sync photos and videos across mobile devices and PCs, share them with contacts, and edit photos. screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

Adobe Systems has released a version of its Revel service for syncing and sharing photos and videos to Android.

Revel for Android lets people upload photos and videos, organize them into albums, pool photos from others into group libraries, share them in galleries or on social media, and edit photos. Editing -- from the company that brought us Photoshop, of course -- includes basic options such as filters, cropping, exposure and contrast adjustments. Those are much the same options as are present in Photoshop Express, which by the way is integrated with the Revel app.

Revel for Android arrived Tuesday, well after Revel for iOS which initially was released for iPad under the earlier name Carousel.

Adobe increasingly is becoming a services company, with its Creative Cloud subscription programs, so it's no surprise that Revel users can sign in with and Adobe ID. But perhaps to lower the barriers that could keep people from trying it out, Adobe also offers Google+ and Facebook login options.

Revel, though a reasonable service and one that's integrated with Adobe software such as Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, and Lightroom, faces serious challenges from a multitude of other photo-sharing options. Some, like Flickr, are older and better established, and some, like Facebook, are tightly integrated with many people's existing online social lives.