Have you ever wanted to create your own social website? A social destination that allows you to create an entire community, based on anything you love?

Welcome to Ning. They're the world's largest platform for creating social websites. People from all around the world - including top organizers, marketers, influencers and activists - use Ning to create and manage online destinations for their audience. Think this sounds like a lot of work? Think again. Ning has made it incredibly simple to do just that. From complete branding, freedom to visually design the site, to organizing events in a click, you can do it all with Ning.

You can even further customize your Ning Network with Ning Apps. Ning Apps gives users the ability to add additional features and extensions, like a CafePress shop, an inline UStream video, or a Twitter tracker. We know what you're thinking...what about photo editing?!?! Ok fine, we'll spoil the surprise (well I guess we already did in the title), organizers of any Ning Network can now add photo editing functionality to all of their images with Feather, our simple image editor!

To activate the Aviary Ning extension, just head over to their network dashboard, and visit the Ning Extensions page (under Tools). Once you're there, click 'Activate' to turn on the fun!

Once the extension is added to the network, users will see the ability to turn their photos from 'meh' to 'OMG stunning'! They'll be able to make quick edits their photos (rotate, crop, adjusting color, saturation, and more), add fun stickers, and even add stylistic filters like Toy Camera and Retro.

"The photo feature continues to be one of the most popular on Ning, second only to the inbox/forum. By working closely with Aviary, who already has an awesome photo editing product, we're now able to offer our users an easy way to create more engagement with their Ning site.

A priority for us, we continue to develop partnerships and products that improve the experience for Ning Creators and members. Sometimes strategically partnering, like we've done with Aviary today, means we can roll-out new functionality even faster.

As many have said, "A picture is worth 1,000 words" and this integration gives people the freedom to speak volumes, empowering users to create an image without click away from the site" - Ning 

We're super excited about this partnership and the simple idea of enhancing the overall Ning experience. For us, it's another way to add a checkmark to our mission: Powering the World's Creativity!

 

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If you’ve integrated our Simple Image Editor onto your site, or would like to inquire about custom stickers and skins, let us know at api@aviary.com. 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.