3 BIG Updates for Aviary on Android

We’ve been working hard on an awesome update to Photo Editor by Aviary on Android. This version (4.8.0) has three major new features that we hope you love:

Adobe Typekit Fonts

You asked, and we heard. You can now add beautiful fonts to your photos through our new integration with Adobe Typekit. Best of all, it’s free!

Recipe Export

See a 'Recipe' (stack of edits) by another user that you like on the Explore feed? Tap the 'Export' icon inside their Recipe. After you choosing a photo of your own, their edits will automatically be applied to your photo!

Transform Tool

Get a new perspective on your photos with our all new Transform tool. You can skew the perspective of your image both vertically and horizontally to get the exact look you want.


Download the latest version on Google Play and let us know what you think!

Introducing Explore & Profile

We are thrilled to unveil an updated Photo Editor by Aviary which includes two brand new sections: Explore and Profile.


The Discover section as you knew it got a major facelift! Featured photos are now even easier to browse. Do you consider yourself a foodie? Sports buff? Nature freak? Animal lover? Good news! You can now explore a curated stream of photos based on your favorite category! 


Now you can publish your edit for a chance to be featured in the Explore section for the world to see. Better yet, every photo you publish gets saved to your Profile so you can have a collection of all your creative masterpieces in one place.

If you publish an edit for your eyes only, make sure to mark it as private. Only public edits will be considered for feature.


See a photo with edits that blew you away? You can now store your favorite edits from other Aviary users in your Profile for inspiration. 

Download the latest version for Android and iOS today and take advantage of our best Aviary yet!

February Photo Editing Challenge

Time to test your editing skills with our new photo challenge. We want to see you use Aviary to creatively transform an ordinary photo into a masterpiece!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the challenge image
  2. Edit the image using Aviary
  3. Share to Instagram with #aviarychallenge and @aviaryphoto
  4. Tag a friend and challenge them to edit their own entry

Submit your entries by 2/16. We’ll announce the winner and repost the winning photo on Instagram on 2/18

Happy editing!

Get into the holiday spirit with Aviary

Our winter coats are on, our decorations are up, and we are ready to get festive! And we have a bundle of seasonal packs to help you make the most of your holiday snaps. 

Cabin Pro and Winter Effects were made with snow covered alpine hills in mind. They're ideal for wintertime landscapes and cozy selfies by the fireside. 

If you want to take a more whimsical approach, check out our Festive Stickers by Adam JK - they're adorable! Ho Ho Ho and Craftmas Stickers are perfect for turning your photos into personalized holiday cards. 

Joy Overlays are full of classic greetings, while our Jolly Overlays take a little more tongue in cheek approach to the holidays. 

For New Years, we've got a sticker pack full of gold - Glitter Stickers by Anna Brakefield. 

You can find all of these packs in our Supply Shop today! Happy holidays from Aviary!

Introducing Pantone's Color of the Year 2016

Every year the Pantone Color Institute looks to trends in fashion, art, design and culture to select a Color of the Year. For 2016, they chose not one, but two colors that work together to create a sense of balance: PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz and PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity.

The warmth of Rose Quartz represents compassion and composure, while Serenity’s blue tones reflect calmness and relaxation. Together these two colors embody peace and tranquility. 

We teamed up with Pantone to create a special Effects pack that celebrate Serenity, Rose Quartz and their harmonious nature. These Effects are intended to give your photos a soft, ethereal glow. 


You can download it for free from our supply shop!

Food Photo Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos to our food-themed #aviarychallenge with The Infatuation! We had so much fun browsing through the entires and some serious bouts of food envy.

We had a hard time choosing just one winner from all the awesome submissions so we reached out to our friends at The Infatuation for their expert opinion. 

And the winner is - drum roll please - Diem!  

We love how she created an Instagram mosaic by posting each section of her photo individually and how she used the #EEEEEATS Sticker pack to accent her photo. Take a peek at her Instagram page for more collages of delicious things! 

Congratulations to Diem and a big thank you again to everyone for participating. We can't wait to do this again! 

Food Photo Challenge

The holiday season brings together three of our favorite things: friends, family, and food. So we're teaming up with our friends over at The Infatuation to host a new #aviarychallenge inspired by all things delicious! 

Digging into a home-cooked meal made by mom? Treating your buddies to TGIF drinks?Brunching at your favorite neighborhood spot? Show us what you're eating for a chance to win the ultimate EEEEEATS prize package:

  • $150 gift certificate to your favorite restaurant
  • David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen book to get you inspired in the kitchen
  • Camera lens thermo mug
  • Macro lens clip for you phone so you can perfect those close up food shots
  • A feature on The Infatuation's Instagram

Here's how to enter: 

  1. Snap a pic of your plate and edit it with Aviary
  2. Post to Instagram or Twitter with #aviarychallenge and #EEEEEATS (make sure you get all 5 Es!) 

We've stocked the Supply Shop with everything you need to enhance your food photos, including 2 new, free packs inspired by The Infatuation. 

Submit your entries by Sunday 11/29. We'll share some of our favorite submissions on our Instagram throughout the contest and announce the winner on Tuesday 12/1

Ready, get set, #EEEEEATS! 

Introducing Discover for Aviary on iOS

We love seeing all your #aviary photos on Instagram and Twitter, so we made a way to get your daily dose of photo inspiration right in our app! Tap Discover to explore a curated stream of beautiful photos made with Aviary. 


Tap and hold the photo to see the original, unedited version. If you want to dive deeper, press the play or recipe button below any photo to see the step-by-step editing process.

New photos are added daily so you'll never be in short supply of inspiration! We hope that these photos spur your creativity. 

Update to the latest version of Aviary to try out Discover and get inspired! Using Aviary on Android? Hang tight, our Discover feature is coming your way soon. 

Celebrate Halloween with Aviary

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays because it gives us a chance to get creative - snacks, costumes, decor, and best of all, photos! Make your pics Halloween-ready with seasonal packs from our Supply Shop. 

If you want to transform your photo into an eerie scene, try out textured Fear Effects. They're designed to give your pics that grainy, horror flick look. 

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Costume Stickers are perfect for dressing up your four legged pals. 

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Don't have a costume yet? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our Muertitos Stickers. Turn your selfies into a sugar skulls in a snap. 

Wishing you all a spooky Halloween! 👻

The Making of Comic Book

We love beautiful photography, but we love having fun with photos too! Our Comic Book Stickers by Nathan Yoder are just the thing when you're in a playful mood and want to give your pics a quirky, light-hearted spin. 

Nathan is a Portland-based artist known for his stylistic, Americana pen and ink illustrations. For his Aviary sticker pack, he looked to his own imaginative tendencies for inspiration. 

"My imagination is constantly adding cartoonish sound effects to things, like a bird flying by," he reveals, "so I thought it would be fun to create sticker versions of those sounds." 

Nathan begins his creative process with small, quick sketches to get all his ideas down on paper. "Once I've collected a series of sketches, I'll go over them with a pen to create clean lines that will be easily managed on the computer," he explains. The inked sketches are then scanned into the computer, where he makes final tweaks smoothing out any bumps and rough lines. And ta-da! The stickers are ready for Aviary.

Download Nathan's Comic Book Stickers from our Supply Shop today to animate your photos! We can't wait to see what fun scenes you create!