Aviary, a startup backed by investors including Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, provides the behind-the-scenes photo-editing technology for more than 1,000 apps and, most recently, for Flickr’s web interface. Today, the company came out with its own standalone apps to showcase its technology and possibly pick up some new users along the way.
“Aviary’s focus is on supporting developers, and the photo editor we’re releasing today is intended to be a quick and easy way for developers to evaluate our product before integrating it into their own app, while giving us a way to quickly test new tools and features before releasing them in our SDK,” the company says in a blog post. “As it turns out, it’s also a great photo editor that we think consumers will really enjoy.”
Features of Aviary’s photo editing technology include quick auto-enhance, cropping, stickers, sharpen and blur, special effects, and the ability to draw and add text. Images can also be edited and output in full resolution.
Special features in the apps include the ability to scroll through recent photos in a gallery view from the home screen and adjust the arrangement of the photo-editing tools.