Publish from Lightroom to Adobe Revel

You can send photos directly from Lightroom to Adobe Revel using the Publish Services panel in the Library module. Make sure you are running Lightroom 4.1 or above. These instructions describe the Lightroom 4.2 functionality.

To publish, first establish a connection between an Adobe Revel Library and a Lightroom Publishing Service, then create a publish collection of photos to send to an Adobe Revel album. Finally, upload the photos. The publish collection corresponds to your Revel album. Any photos in a Revel album that were not published from a Lightroom publish collection will not appear in Lightroom.

Important: You must have an Adobe Revel subscription for this feature to work. For more information about Revel, see the Adobe Revel product page.

Create an Adobe Revel Publish Service

The Publish Services connection allows Lightroom to communicate with your Adobe Revel account.

  1. In the Publish Services panel on the left side of the Library module, click the Adobe Revel connection Set Up button.

  2. In the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog box, look under Account and click Authorize.

  3. Follow the prompts to allow Adobe Revel to communicate with Lightroom.

  4. Specify additional options in the Publishing Manager:

    • Publish Service: A description that appears next to the connection name in the Publish Services panel.

    • Under My Libraries, choose a Library or create a new Library to link to this Publish Service.

    • For information on File Naming, File Settings, Image Sizing, and other options, see Export files to disk or CD.

  5. (Optional) To change your Adobe Revel connection settings, click the + button at the top of the Publish Services panel and choose Adobe Revel > Edit Settings.

Add and manage photos in an Adobe Revel collection

Photos that you want to upload to Adobe Revel albums are managed in an Adobe Revel publish collection. When you create a Revel Publish Service in Lightroom, a Revel album called My Album is created. You can create additional Publish collections that correspond to Revel Albums.

  1. To create a new collection of photos to export to an Adobe Revel album, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the Adobe Revel connection in the Publish Services panel and choose one of the following:

    Create Collection
    A collection of any photos you choose. Give the collection a Name, indicate if you want to include selected photos.

    Create Smart Collection
    A collection of photos based on rules you define. See Work with smart collections.

  2. For a regular Adobe Revel collection, drag photos from the Grid view to the collection in the Publish Services panel. If you create a smart collection, the photos that match your rules appear in the collection.

  3. To manage your Adobe Revel collections, do any of the following:

    • To edit, rename, or delete a collection, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) it in the Publish Services panel and choose Edit Collection, Rename, or Delete.

    • To remove an unpublished photo from a regular collection, select it in the publish collection and press Delete.

    • To add or remove photos in a smart collection, change the rules for the smart collection.

  4. To view the photos in a collection, select the collection in the Publish Services panel. The photos are organized in the following categories, or queues, in the image display area:

    New Photos To Publish
    Photos that have not been exported.

    Modified Photos To Republish
    Photos that were edited in the Library or Develop module after they were exported.

    Published Photos
    Photos that have not been modified since they were exported.

    Deleted Photos To Remove
    When you press Delete to remove previously-exported photos from a collection, Lightroom marks them as Deleted Photos To Remove. They are removed from the collection in Lightroom and your Adobe Revel carousel the next time you click Publish.

Upload to your Adobe Revel account

Photos waiting to be published appear in one of two queues: New Photos To Publish or Modified Photos To Republish. Lightroom uploads everything in both queues when you publish a collection.

  1. To publish to Adobe Revel, do one of the following:

    • Select a Adobe Revel collection in the Publish Services panel and click Publish.

    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) an Adobe Revel collection and choose Publish Now.

  2. If prompted, click Replace to update published photos with newer versions.

Note: If you experience problems uploading to Adobe Revel using the Publish Services panel, make sure you are using the latest update: In Lightroom, choose Help > Check For Updates.