Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus, their new “Lightroom in a cloud” editor

Jul 26, 2017

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Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus, their new “Lightroom in a cloud” editor

Jul 26, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Last year, Adobe announced a new photo editor called Nimbus, which is basically like Lightroom but stored on a cloud. The beta version was planned for this year, but Adobe accidentally leaked it to their creative cloud users before the actual release. The guys from French website MacG downloaded it and shared some details of the new Adobe app that’s yet to be announced.

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The Nimbus photo editor can be used on Mac and Windows, and its main goal is to enable users to switch from mobile to desktop editing and the other way around. Both the raw and the edited images are stored in a cloud. Judging from the video presentation, Nimbus resembles the mobile version of Lightroom.

As 9to5 Mac reports, translated from MacG, this app heads towards the goal of editing photos anywhere and storing everything on the cloud. Therefore, the cloud storage has been significantly increased:

This leak tells us something new: Nimbus users have 1TB of storage in the cloud. This is much more than the 20 GB usually offered to Creative Cloud subscribers.

Another improvement is made over keywording the photos:

Adobe highlights the search engine that is able to automatically recognize the content of images. No need to manually tag each of its shots. The development version does not include French, but the English searches give good results.

Of course, Adobe quickly noticed their mistake and revoked the app from the cloud, but for now, we know a few new details about it. According to 9to5 Mac, Nimbus is intended to be a supplement to Lightroom rather than its substitute. It provides a simplified interface of the features most photographer use in their workflow.

I certainly think this app might be useful and enable you easier and more efficient editing process. However, I hope Adobe will soon focus their energy on fixing performance of desktop-based Lightroom, instead of creating and developing a simplified mobile version of it.

[via 9to5 Mac; image credits: MacG (image modified)]

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6 responses to “Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus, their new “Lightroom in a cloud” editor”

  1. Victor Oliveira Avatar
    Victor Oliveira

    Me too. Improve LR please

  2. Russ Higgins Avatar
    Russ Higgins

    Leak?
    It’s the new marketing plan. Free advertising

  3. Hugh Mobley Avatar
    Hugh Mobley

    The most recent update to Lightroom was supposed to speed it up ITS AS BAD AS EVER SLOW NON RESPONSIVE AND GENERALLY SUCKS

  4. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    Call it Nimrod, instead. Use Affinity Photo and avoid the mess Adobe keeps making.

  5. Michael Stevens Avatar
    Michael Stevens

    I’d prefer not having to RENT software. If they made products and updates that were worth the price they wouldn’t have to worry about subscribers.

  6. Peter Avatar
    Peter

    I just can’t see this being useful at all. By the time I upload an entire shoot to some cloud (not that I would even want to do that in the first place), I’d be done editing with any offline solution (well, maybe excluding the crawling slow Lightroom for Desktop that some genius decided to write in a Lua, a scripting language).

    If I need remote access to my photos over the web, an NAS and a VPN is a much better solution, and it’s something that even hobbyists are moving towards now. How about working on making that easier? Or even just finally figuring out a way for us to access actual catalogs over a local network? Or at least sync to LR mobile via local WiFi?

    I wish Adobe would focus on getting their existing solutions right before introducing workflows that only benefit their corporate strategy and not the customer. The combination of Capture One and Affinity Photo is already completely viable alternative even for a large part of the professional photographer market, and if they want to keep us paying our monthly fees, their current path is definitely not the way to go.