Popular photos-editing app Aviary has announced on Wednesday the release of a completely re-imagined version of it’s iOS app. Aviary 2.0 comes with a new, streamlined interface, and plenty of new editing features and performance improvements.
On the interface side, you’ll notice a darker theme with a scrolling toolbar and minimal padding around images, bringing the photo itself into better focus. The new tools include a Focus tool, which is used for defining the photo’s focal point and gently blurring the background. Known also as Tilt Shift, this tool can help you create an SLR-like photo, or make objects in your photo appear miniature.
Additional tools new to version 2.0 are the Warmth tool, and an improved Enhance tool, both there to help you get the best out of every photo in the fastest way possible.
On the performance side, many tools should now be up to 10 times faster, especially those that have to do with the Blur tool, which has been improved. The editor itself should also load faster, and the app’s general memory consumption for high-resolution editing should be reduced. According to Aviary, saving photos will now take about half the time it used to in the old version.
Aviary is a photo-editing platform and SDK, which also provides an online image-editing suite. The iOS and Android apps were launched last year, and a Windows Phone 7 SDK followed. Aviary’s iOS app is optimized for both iPhone and iPad, and is free to download from the iTunes App Store. A new version of the iOS SDK should follow soon, bringing all the new features to apps that use Aviary as its photo-editing platform.
Give Aviary 2.0 a try and let us know what you think about it.
Source: Aviary Blog