Flickr Gets Photo Editing

Flickr Gets Photo Editing

Yahoo-owned photo sharing site Flickr has announced a new partnership with Picnik.com to integrate Picnik’s online photo editing tools directly into Flickr. The new features will enable Flickr users to crop, resize, and adjust exposure on their uploaded images, along with removing red-eye and applying special effects to images. Although the photo editing tools don’t really compete with similar features in professional image editing applications, they will be available for free to all Flickr users, which can be incredibly handy for tweaking photos when users don’t have access to a desktop photo editing application.

“Flickr continues to build on its vision to be the ‘eyes of the world’, and by bringing Picnik’s rich editing tools to Flickr’s global community we are enhancing the sharing and discovery of what people see and experience through photos,” said Flickr’s senior director of product management Kakul Srivastava, in a statement. “Providing the ability to edit directly within Flickr is an important step in offering our 20 million members around the globe a complete photo experience.”

Picnik editing tools are now available in the Edit Photo tab within Flickr; users can edit individual images or whole batches of photos. After editing images, users can add the edited versions of the photos to their collections, or overwrite the original image. Picnik also offers a “Perfect Memory” feature that enables users to revert back to the original version of an image.

The new image editing tools are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, traditional Chinese, and Korean. Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the partnership.

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