Aviary, a sophisticated online collaborative image editing tool suite, today released a much awaited API. The interface will allow any 3rd party website to add image editing tools right into its existing offerings. This technology could quietly change the way many people experience images around the web.
Aviary's products are stunning and we expect that many people will be very surprised to find new image editing tools now available on their favorite websites.
Aviary is a fascinating company. In addition to offering multiple tools that effectively offer a collaborative version of Photoshop on the web, for free or with a subscription plan, the company just published a book about how to create visual effects using its software.
While other image editing services would form selective partnerships with a handful of big image hosting websites and then issue a big press release, Aviary is different. They've opened a free API, made a blog post, and will likely make a much wider impact than traditional business development methods would probably have allowed.
A new API makes perfect sense in this context and we're excited to see how other sites decide to integrate it.