Imgur Integrates Feather to Offer Additional Editing Functionality

Imgur, the simple image sharer, has integrated Feather, our simple image editor - could it be any more perfect??

Imgur allows you to quickly (and by quickly, I mean faster than 10 cheetahs on a spaceship) grab a link to any image to share with your friends across the internet. You can upload from the web via a URL or upload directly from your desktop. Imgur also offers the ability to merge all your images into a sweet album, and provides you with a permanent short URL, HTML links for blogs/websites, and more.

They even have an awesome (and by awesome I mean AWESOME TIMES ONE THOUSAND) Chrome extension that allows for instant right-click uploads. Seriously, go install it and try it, we think you'll be quite impressed!

With the integration of Feather, Imgur users will now have the ability to quick-edit their photos on the spot before sharing them. Prior to the integration, users were only able to rotate and resize. Imgur users will still be able to do those 2 things, but now they're just some out of all the options Feather has to offer!

To see Feather in action on Imgur, just choose your photo and then select "Edit" before clicking "Start Upload" (don't worry, Imgur also gives you the ability to edit after you upload in case you missed it).

You'll notice that crop and rotate remain on the top, giving users the ability to perform these common actions just as quickly as before. To launch Feather, click on "Advanced".

You may notice that the editor looks a little different from our original design. We’ve worked together with Imgur to produce a customized skin, and it serves as an excellent example of how our editor can be customized to fit your site! We changed the color schemes to fit Imgur's brand, and we changed the buttons from eggs to circles. If you’d like to look into customizing Feather for your own site, give us a hoot!

Edit as needed, and then click "Save" to advance to the final page. There you'll find the option to edit the image again if you'd like (a new feature)!

The new and improved editing functionality includes the ability to:

  • remove red-eye
  • adjust contrast
  • remove blemishes
  • adjust color levels, saturation and brightness
  • draw, add text and apply stickers
  • apply creative image effects (currently toy camera, retro, old photo and instant)

We're very happy to announce our partnership with Imgur. Our goal is to create a seamless experience for Imgur users, and we believe that Feather will do just that.

If you’ve integrated Feather (our Simple Image Editor) onto your site, or would like to inquire about custom stickers and skins, let us know at Our Simple Image Editor is free to use and free to implement on your site. If you’re a developer and would like to try out Feather, read the technical documentation or embed it on your site, visit our developer site to learn more.