Can’t believe I missed this! While tagging up a photo for Jessica’s Recipe Bag in their mouthwatering Flickr photo stream I noticed a link in the Actions menu I hadn’t seen before: “Edit photo in Aviary”… I clicked it, and got this beautiful HTML5 (hey, works on iPad!) based photo editor where most common image edits are easily done, and the photo then saved back to Flickr.
Beautiful implementation, simple controls, so fast… Love it! I was gutted when the old editor, Picnik, which was developed by Google disappeared.
Apparently Aviary has been integrated with Flickr since April, it has just slipped under my radar. Sure, Facebook may be the biggest photo sharing site in the world, and Instangram the sexiest, but Flickr remains my favourite. It is also one of the few online services I don’t hesitate to pay a subscription fee for.
Read the full low down on the Flickr and Aviary love affair at TechCrunch.