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Watch out Instagram! Aviary, which offers multiple editing tools to be used by anyone on any website, has just released its own native photo-editing app for iOS and Android. Aviary editing tools are widely used on third-party mobile and web apps such as Flickr and the soon to be defunct PicPlz, and also provide photo-editing options on Facebook Aviary Comes to Facebook as an App [News] Aviary Comes to Facebook as an App [News] Looking to edit images on Facebook? You now have one more option, and it’s a doozy. Aviary is now available on Facebook as an app. For those who are unfamiliar, Aviary is a suite of... Read More .

While Aviary is still focused on providing editing tools to developers, it has now released a standalone photo-editing app which you can download for free on both iOS and Android (Windows Phone 7 coming soon). The app provides regular users, who are not developers, a glimpse into the beautiful Aviary interface, but it’s also a showcase for developers and a good place to test new Aviary features.

The app itself doesn’t provide anything we’ve never seen before, but it’s a slick mobile photo editor that’s very easy to use, and includes lots of photo enhancements, filters, stickers and crop options. There is one free filter package which you can use, and several more packages you can download for $0.99. The stickers options is also an in-app download, but a free one. There are many more fun options such as draw, text and meme, and you can even fix red-eye, whiten teeth and hide skin blemishes.

When you’re done, you can share your image through all the usual platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or e-mail.

Download: Aviary Photo Editor for iOS & Aviary Photo Editor for Android


Source: Aviary

  1. android underground
    June 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Yaara & Avi,

    Great news that Aviary is close to saving exifs too.

    Take-home message: if an app lacks a feature that you want to use, just mail the developer and ask for it. It really works.

    • Yaara Lancet
      June 17, 2012 at 6:50 am

      Works will all the good ones! :)

  2. android underground
    June 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I compared just about every free image editor out there:

    Easy Photo Editor by Paradise Android was the only one that kept all the exif tags. It uses the Aviary engine with some extra code to preserve the exifs.

    It changes the "last modified" date, but if your gallery app uses this to sort your pictures you can fix it with the "fix date" option in QuickPic by alensw.

    (Warning: there's another Easy Photo Editor by CBS CO., LTD which sucks. Make sure you get Easy Photo Editor by Paradise Android.)

    Easy Photo Editor:


    (The "post comment" button doesn't seem to do anything. I hope I didn't post this a hundred times ;)

    • Yaara Lancet
      June 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

      Nope, only one time. :)

      Thanks for the elaborate comment! I've never tried Easy Photo Editor, I will definitely give it a shot.

      Seems like Aviary is planning on adding this feature as well (see the comment above), so I'll be waiting for next week to see what happens.

  3. android underground
    June 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Like almost all Android image editors, Aviary loses all your exif tags. You don't only lose location, but also the date you shot the pic. This messes up the display order in all gallery apps.

    • Yaara Lancet
      June 15, 2012 at 4:01 am

      Can you recommend an editor for Android that doesn't do this? You're right, they all do this.

      • Avi Muchnick
        June 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        Aviary addressed this issue in a test build we have internally. Expect it to be added to the app store early next week once we conclude testing.

        • Yaara Lancet
          June 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

          That's great, thanks for letting us know!

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