Brier Dudley's Blog
Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.
December 4, 2007 4:40 PM
Posted by Brier Dudley
Could this be the breakout for Picnik, a Seattle startup that developed an online photo editing application?
The companies announced today a partnership "to fully integrate Picnik's comprehensive photo-editing tools within Flickr."
The deal gives Picnik Chief Executive Jonathan Sposato a trifecta with the major Internet companies. He worked at Microsoft, then started a company (Phatbits) that was sold to Google. Now he's made a deal with Yahoo, owner of Flickr.
A Picnik spokeswoman wouldn't say whether Flickr is also investing in the company.
"Providing the ability to edit directly within Flickr is an important step in offering our 20 million members around the globe a complete photo experience," Kakul Srivastava, senior director of product management at Flickr.
"This integration is a key milestone in achieving the Picnik team's vision of providing fun, weightless photo editing superpowers wherever you are," Sposato said. "Now, Flickr members can experience Picnik's photo-editing awesomeness firsthand without ever having to leave Flickr. We already love seeing what our users can do, and we know that combining powerful, intuitive photo editing with Flickr's photo sharing community will encourage even greater creativity and expression!"
The release said Picnik's editing tools are now available on the "edit photo" tab within Flickr. Users with premium Flickr memberships can use Picnik's "Perfect Memory" feature allowing them to undo or redo edits.
Picnik's tools will be available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.
I'm not a big Flickr user but this seems to be Yahoo's way of shoring up its editing features that lag behind Google's Picasa. Picasa, in turn, has been building up the community features where Flickr is stronger.
Mar 18, 08 - 12:00 AM
SourceLabs launches open-source support suite, new Linux play
Mar 17, 08 - 12:16 PM
Amazon pre-announces Microsoft's Vista SP1 ship date
Mar 17, 08 - 09:32 AM
A vision of the Web services future Microsoft is developing
Mar 14, 08 - 02:15 PM
MySpace goodies coming to WSJ, CTO says
Mar 13, 08 - 04:43 PM
Nanaimo gaga for Google
Furniture & home furnishings
Adams Tight Lies Complete Golf Set
Crown Hills Moving Boxes WA Seattle Cheap P...
Cultured Marble Repair Kits For Sinks Batht...
POST A FREE LISTING
Share your thoughts!
Gadgets and games | Fun stuff I've written about lately includes Apple's iPhone, Hewlett-Packard's HDX laptop and Microsoft's Halo3. Also on the radar are new digital video boxes such as the Tivo HD and the Vudu.