Aviary has been doing quite well for itself since it started exporting its technology. The SDK is quite popular and now Flickr is integrating Aviary as the built-in photo editor. Flickr users have been able to touch up their photos with the Picnik editor, but Google is shutting it down so Flickr went with Aviary instead.
"With 3.5 million photos uploaded to Flickr per day, our editor will help enrich the experience of sharing memories for photographers and viewers alike, providing new, visual ways to engage with images hosted on the site," Aviary explained
The editor will replace the current Picnik one. It will be rolled out over the next two weeks so chances are you're not seeing it yet.
Flickr is using a version of the embedded Aviary editor
which comes with all the basic tools you need. There are color correction tools, crop and resize, as well as effects and stickers.
Everything is laid out in front of you and should be fairly intuitive, users shouldn't have any trouble with the Aviary editor.
"We will roll the new editor out to people over the next two weeks starting this Thursday. If you don’t see it in your ‘Actions’ menu yet, check back in a couple days," Flickr said
"Tens of thousands of members edit their photos on Flickr each day, so we know that photo editing is something that the Flickrverse cares about," it added.
Granted, there are better tools out there, but with the demise of Picnik, there aren't many that appeal to the casual users yet still offer most of the tools some light editing requires.
And, while photo apps are everywhere these days, few actually take the time to develop their own photo editing technology. Aviary has proved rather popular with apps that want to offer photo editing as a feature, but without the hassle.