Flickr and Picnik Collaborate on Online Photo Editing

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Flickr has tapped Picnik’s online photo editing application to let Flickr users edit, well their Flickr photos right into the Flickr accounts. This is a great feature that is long time coming for Flickr. And it was a wise decision to just let in a party developer into the Flickr interface to introduce the online photo editing feature instead of developing its own tool.

The web application works like the other Flickr 3rd party services, wherein users must give Picnik permission to barge into their Flickr accounts. Here’s what you can do with the Flickr-Picnik online photo-editing tools:

  • Rotate
  • Crop
  • Resize
  • Edit exposure
  • Enhance color
  • Sharpen
  • Red-eye reduction

Or if you don’t feel like tinkering with your photos manually, you can always choose the Auto-fix function.

Aside from photo editing you can also do some nifty photo modification tricks with your photos. The extent of modifications that you can do with your photos varies based on whether you have the basic or advance Picnik accounts. You can add effects, text, shapes, touch-up and frames. The type of photo enhancements that you can do varies from basic to advance Picnik accounts.

This new Flickr feature would definitely useful especially for Flickr users who don’t want to go into the technicalities of learning the more advanced photo editing softwares on their desktops.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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