Adobe Carousel is an Apple friendly photo management tool that is similar to Adobe LIghtroom in many respects, bringing photo editing and viewing options to a range of Apple devices. The interface is virtually identical no matter which device you are working with, which creates a beautifully uniform experience whichever platform you’re using.

When it comes to photo editing, you have a number of options available. As well as basic edits such as cropping and rotating, you can also adjust saturation and exposure levels. Unlike some photo editing tools, particularly on the iOS platform, the original file is always retained so you are free to experiment to your heart’s content.

The features of Adobe Carousel are impressive enough, but it is the cross-platform nature of the app means that it has added appeal. The fact that you can access all of your photos from your iPhone, iPad or Mac thanks to automatic file synchronization means that photos can be easily shared around the home without the need to manually copy files from one device to another.

You can opt to share the albums you create with others – just flag up the images you think are of interest and they can be opened in another copy of Carousel. Of course, there is also the ability to share photos using the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Although you need a subscription to work with the full version of Adobe Carousel – which will set you back $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year – the app includes a free 30 day trial so you can check it out in advance.

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A great alternative to Lightroom, but it is still a little on the pricey side.