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Google acquires Picnik, cloud photo editing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2010 0:38

Google acquires Picnik, cloud photo editing Moving one step closer to world domination, Google has acquired the cloud photo editing service Picnik, giving users a way to edit, crop, touch-up, and add effects to their photos, without needing a stand-alone application.
Says Google's official blog:

More than ever before, people are sharing and storing their photos online. But until recently, you had to edit your photos using client software on your computer. Today, we're excited to announce that Google has acquired Picnik, one of the first sites to bring photo editing to the cloud. Using Picnik, you can crop, do touch-ups and add cool effects to your photos, all without leaving your web browser.

We're not announcing any significant changes to Picnik today, though we'll be working hard on integration and new features. As well, we'd like to continue supporting all existing Picnik partners so that users will continue to be able to add their photos from other photo sharing sites, make edits in the cloud and then save and share to all relevant networks.

We're very impressed with the Picnik team and the product they've created, and we're excited to welcome them to Google. We're looking forward to collaborating closely with them to improve the online photo editing experience on the web. In the meantime, we encourage you to head to Picnik, import some of your photos from Picasa Web Albums, Flickr or Facebook and try your hand at photo editing in the cloud!

For more information on Picnik (and integration with Google), please read here: Google Acquires Picnik

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