Adobe Shuts Down

by LizM

Adobe has announced the shutdown of in favor of the newer Adobe Revel. Find out what will happen to your files on has been the go to online storage hub for many photographers, especially those using Elements. Now, Adobe has announced the shutdown of in favor of the newer Adobe Revel. Don't panic if you are a user. Adobe has several options for making sure you don't lose any photos. However, you need to be aware of some changes to what you are used to as Revel currently does not have all the functionality that did.

How Do I Save My Photos?

Starting April 2nd, Adobe will begin moving all JPEG files on to the new Revel cloud service.  Currently Revel does not support video or any other image file type other than JPEG.  If you wish to save those files (or have copies of JPEG files on your computer) you'll need to download your files before June 18, 2013 when will be finally shut down.

To download your files go to the downloader page of

If you live outside of the U.S. you must manually start the migration process to Revel.  To begin the migration simply visit the migration page of

If you live inside the U.S. and do NOT wish for your files to be migrated to Revel you need to opt out of the process on the opt out page at

What is Revel?

Adobe Revel is the new cloud based photo storage and sharing system that works across a variety of platforms to better serve the today's on the go photographer.  A basic image editor is included and basic service is free.  Premium upgrade is available for $5.99 a month.


Service Levels

  • Free:  Unlimited storage and 50 photo imports per month
  • Premium:  Unlimited uploads and storage

Differences Between Platforms 

  • iPhone, iPad and Mac — Access, organize, edit, and share photos on all iOS devices
  • Web — Upload, access, and view photos via web browser
  • Revel Importer for Android — Import photos on Android devices


I Already Pay for, What Happens to My Money?

Current ElementsPlus and paid members will be well taken care of by Adobe.  Adobe is offering these currently paid members "complimentary upgrade to Photoshop Elements 11 software and a free, one-year subscription to Revel Premium. You will also receive a pro-rated refund for your unused subscription, if applicable."

Updated: 02/22/2013, LizM
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