Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flickr Enables Online Photo Editing

Flickr, the photo-sharing site, has announced a partnership with Picnik, an online photo editing service.

Above your photos, you can see an "Edit" icon. Clicking on it will lead to a screen with some basic photo-editing options - crop, resize, sharpen, red-eye removal etc. Every option has an automatic setting, so even if you don't know much about editing digital pictures, this service might try and fix the common problems for you.

After you are done with editing, you can move to the "Create" tab and add text, shapes and special effects to your photo.

The service is running smoothly and working well. It supports Firefox, which is not an obvious these days. For those of us who regularly use Photoshop, or other editing software, this online service might not be necessary. It's not designed for bulk editing, either. Also, there are many free online picture editors (Like Snipshot). Still, for those minor fixes and fun, it's a neat solution. Picnik has partnerships with Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket and Webshots.