Major Update to Aviary's Chrome Extension

our Firefox extension update yesterday, but simultaneously depressed because your preferred browser is Chrome? Luckily, just in time for the weekend (I know, FridayFriday, it's stuck in my head too), Aviary's here for you. Our updated Chrome extension is available as of today!

Install the updated add-on now!

If you've never used our extension (codename: Talon) before, here's a quick refresher.

Once the extension is installed, you'll see a button with our logo on it right next to your search bar in Chrome. Click to reveal a multitude of options for capturing the page you're browsing:

  • Capture visible portion of the page
  • Capture the entire page (that's right, even the part you can't see!)
  • Quick launch any of our advanced editors
  • Jump to useful pages on aviary.com, like your dashboard and settings

By default, the extension will open up screenshots in our image markup tool (Falcon) so that you can quickly crop or add text and arrows before saving, but you can choose which application to launch by going to the extension options through that same dropdown menu.

Now that we got the basics out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff: the brand new features in this version of Talon!!

You can now edit any photo on the web without leaving the page with our Simple Image Editor (Feather).

Right-click on any image on the web (or click the tiny "a" that appears in the bottom left corner of large images), and select "Edit Image in Aviary." This will launch the lightbox of Feather right on the spot! (Again, you can change your preferences so that you can use this functionality to launch images in one of our advanced editors, but Feather is probably your best bet for quick edits.)

Once the Simple Image Editor appears, you'll have the ability to quickly resize, crop, remove redeye, add effects, and more! Give it a try, it's pretty fun :)

Click save, and you'll be presented with 2 options: you can either save the new image to your desktop, or host it using your existing account on Aviary.com.

We're really excited about this new functionality, since it brings us one step closer to powering the whole world's creativity. Install it now to improve your workflow, save some time, and edit on the fly!]]