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Photo Editor by Aviary App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Enhanced for iOS7

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Come and get it! Aviary today announced the launch of its updated Photo Editor by Aviary App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, completely remade and enhanced for iOS 7. 

We’ve fully embraced the gorgeous iOS 7 design principles and features to make your photo editing experience fast, fun and more delightful than ever before.

 

If you’re new to Aviary – welcome! If you’re one of 20 million people who already have Aviary’s app installed on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support and feedback! You should automatically get the latest version of Photo Editor by Aviary when you update to iOS 7.

 

The new app gives you all the fantastic photo editing capabilities you’ve come to expect from Aviary but with an incredible number of updates and enhancements, including:

  • All ­new interface! We’ve completely redesigned the app based on iOS 7 design principles. It's crisp, clear, beautiful and fluid, while making sure that the most important things – your photos – are at the very heart of the whole experience.
  • Introducing the Supply Shop! We’ve made it ­easy to find all of Aviary's awesome Photo Filters, Frames and Sticker Packs in one place at the Supply Shop. We’re continually introducing new content packs to the Supply Shop which will make your photos look amazing. Be sure to check it out!
  • Aviary’s gone global! We’ve always translated our app for people in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Now, it’s also available in Arabic, Turkish, Thai and Bahasa Indonesia! You can also now seamlessly share your edited photos on the largest social networks all around the globe – including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tencent Weibo and Sina Weibo.

 

The Photo Editor by Aviary App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/PhotoEditorbyAviary

 

 

 

If you're in NYC, come by AviaryHQ next Tuesday for a talk on how we handled the iOS7 migration and how you can bring your own apps up to speed. Register for the event here: https://aviary-ios7.eventbrite.com/ 

 

Introducing Doodles & Pet Dress Up - Our Newest Sticker Packs!

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Say hello to two new sticker packs for Android and iOS - Doodles and Pet Outfits.

Perfect for blogging, scrapbooking and capturing fun summer moments with your pals, Doodles brings sweet scribbles to your everyday photography.

For people who like dressing their kittens as bandits and dogs as debonair dandies, Pet Outfits is your dream come true. All of the cuteness, none of the clawed trauma of actually stuffing your cat into a frog uniform. Hoorah!

Check them out!

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New Feature Alert: One-click Enhance!

It may be a new year, and we may all have a laundry list of things we'd like to do differently (resolutions: to keep or not to keep, that is the question!), but simplicity and ease of use is something that Aviary is steadfastly sticking to.

One of the features we're most excited about is our collection of Enhance tools, which are one-click fixes to the most common problems ailing photographers. Our algorithms detect a range of elements that cause your images to be visually awry. We have four tools in total, and while they can't retroactively create perfect conditions, the improvements are pretty darn significant.

AUTO: Our auto feature is a simple but incredibly effective edit that works with all photos -- think of it as a "one-tool-fixes-all" approach to editing. Depending upon the quality of the photo, the results can range from subtle to drastic, but there's a clear difference between the "before" and "after".


NIGHT: Darkness is no match for our night enhance tool. We know some of your favorite memories come from evening get-togethers, concerts, and the like; while the dark threatens to hide features and detail, we also know how annoying it is when flash overexposes them into obscurity. Take a gander at how we can help!


BACKLIT: One of the most common (and most commonly neglected) rules in photography is to seek proper lighting. Backlighting is when the lighting of your photograph is behind your subject, rather than in front. While it's great for silhouettes (and when done properly, can result in awesome effects), it's not exactly ideal -- backlighting casts an inconvenient shadow that falls over facial features. That's where our backlight feature makes itself useful. Observe:


BALANCE: Our balance tool works wonders for color correction. For those of you who shoot indoors and are forced to deal with awful indoor lighting (too fluorescent? too yellow?), this will quickly become your favorite. I've corrected many a dinner table photo with it, and it's probably my most-used of the bunch.


We hope you find Aviary's suite of enhance tools equally useful. Don't forget, these features are only available in Version 2.0 of our new, improved editor!

We would love to see how you improve your photos -- send us an email with your "before" and "after" images to contact [at] aviary [dot] com, and we'll pick a few to feature on our blog.

Partner Spotlight: Snapette

We recently launched our photo-editing SDK, a mobile version of our popular web-based simple photo editor. Developers of mobile applications can now add our photo editor’s powerful functionality into any iPhone or Android app with just a few lines of code! Read on to see what Snapette did with our tools, or check out the rest of our partners to see how they’re putting our editor to use.

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Purveyors of arm candy and footwear aficionados with not enough closet space to spare, this one's for you. Online communities celebrating designer handbags and shoes have brought droves of the Louboutin-crazed to their websites, but Snapette is here to change the game.

Download the free iPhone app now!

With the launch of their new iOS app, Snapette is putting the ability to admire the hottest accessories in the palm of your hand, and Aviary's mobile editor is ready to help your photos of such coveted goods look like they belong in a fashion editorial. (Yes, handbags are worthy of close-ups, too.)

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To see Aviary's mobile editor work its magic in Snapette's app, take a photo of your handbag or shoe of choice, then tap the enhance button to enter Aviary's editor. From there, you can choose to add effects or change the brightness, contrast, and saturation.

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All that's left to do is to add details about the brand, where you saw it, how much it cost, and a brief description! The rest of the Snapette community will be able to "ooh" and "aah" along with you, even if they're on the other side of the world.

The world of mobile apps just got a little bit more fashionable, thanks to Snapette, and the Aviary team is more than happy to help. Way to keep it classy (...or edgy, or funky, or whatever your sartorial sense desires), Snapette users!

Partner Spotlight: Picsicle

We recently launched our photo-editing SDK, a mobile version of our popular web-based simple photo editor. Developers of mobile applications can now add our photo editor’s powerful functionality into any iPhone or Android app with just a few lines of code! Read on to see what Picsicle did with our tools, or check out the rest of our partners to see how they’re putting our editor to use.

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Our friends at Sincerely just launched the Sincerely Ship Library for iOS, which makes adding photo printing and postcard functionality to your app as easy as including a library.

Leveraging Sincerely and Aviary's APIs, Frank Denbow -- founder of StartupThreads, organizer of StartupWeekend, and curator of StartupDigest -- has created Picsicle. The iOS app is a new way of turning your memories, in the form of mobile photos, into something tangible.

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Download the iPhone app now!

In case you haven't noticed by now, Aviary loves simple, streamlined workflows. Like our mobile editor and the rest of the products in Sincerely's awesome suite, Picsicle is absolutely intuitive to use.

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The process is as simple as taking a photo (or uploading an existing one) and editing the image using our wide range of tools. Picsicle features Aviary's effects, stickers, text, brightness, and more, while Sincerely takes care of the printing and shipping. $1.99 is all it takes to turn the photos on your phone into a 4x6 postcard that can be shared with anyone around the world. You heard us right: Anyone! Anywhere! We're not heavy users of hyperbole, but it is literally that easy.

So now you get why we're big fans, right?

The ability to capture specific moments is something that the camera phone has brought to millions of people worldwide. Picsicle offers its users one more step: the ability to customize those moments in ways that are creative and unique before sharing them. Pictures can break free of being one component of an image stream, and you can enjoy the satisfaction of sharing your memories, in tangible form, with the people who will enjoy them the most.

We've been waiting a long time to see Sincerely's Ship Library in action, and think Picsicle is a great way to demonstrate what the library is capable of. Aviary is proud to partner with Picsicle's efforts to bring a welcome surprise to your loved ones.