Today, we’re launching Aviary for Facebook - an app which lets you use our popular simple photo editor without having to leave the page. You can edit your existing Facebook photos with just a few clicks, or you can upload a new photo from your desktop and save it to Facebook in seconds.
Our editor includes 10 gorgeous photo effects, 20 infinitely reusable stickers, and 10 single-click image editing tools that will let you fix your photos quickly and effectively. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?
A note for Picnik users
If you’ve ever edited a photo online with Google’s Picnik service, you may have received a message this weekend with the news that Picnik is closing this April. We’re sad to see them go because they were doing some great things, and we know that a lot of people have relied on Picnik for a long time for their online editing. We also couldn’t help noticing the mood across twitter:
i hate to admit this, but the closing of @picnik means i will have to seriously revamp my photo editing strategies…— Linda Kurtz (@lkurtz) January 22, 2012
sorry, every girl on facebook RT @picnik: Picnik is closing on April 19th.— audrey (@fennpgh) January 22, 2012
We’re here to tell you that we hear you, we understand your pain, and we promise that you won’t have to give up the convenience of editing your photos online. In fact, we hope that our integration with Facebook will make Aviary an even more convenient solution for you!
We know that your very first question is going to be how this experience will compare to Picnik. The short answer is that we already offer most of the features you know and love. The slightly longer answer is that we’re releasing updates all the time – with performance improvements, fancy new tools, and tons of effects and stickers – and that we’d love to hear from you what else we can do to help.
- What did you like best about Picnik that you’d love to see us implement?
- What did you always wish you could have but that Picnik never built?
If you’re one of Picnik’s more advanced users – that is, you relied on Picnik for more detailed or complex editing – you may also want to check out our advanced image editor (Phoenix). It’s totally free, it’s completely browser-based so there’s nothing to download or install, and it includes a ton of advanced functionality if you’re looking to do more than just quick edits on your photos.
Ready to get started? Try Aviary for Facebook now!
Picnik Partners and Developers
If you’re a developer who’s been using Picnik for photo editing on your site, we’ve got you covered too! You can embed our editor on your site with just a few lines of code, and your users can get all their editing done without going anywhere! You can find everything you need at aviary.com.