Aviary has announced that its suite of web-based editors has been completely shut down. The company switched directions and started offering a photo-editing API for third parties sometime last year. It was a big success, much bigger than any of the user-focused web-based image and audio editors have ever been.
What's more, the API is a clear and steady revenue source, the editors never were. Aviary announced that its online editors would be shutting down in July and they're now all dead.
"As per this blog post from July, we have officially closed the advanced suite of Flash tools (previously located at advanced.aviary.com) in order to focus on our new company direction powering the photo experience in 3rd party apps," Aviary wrote
If you haven't gotten your data out yet, you still have a chance by contacting Aviary support directly from the email you used for your account.