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Aviary: Flashy Collaborative Media Editing

Online media processing tool suite Aviary is opening up two of its many services to those who have requested beta access and a limited number of new requesters. The first two tools, an image editor and a pattern generator, are impressive and will be followed by a vector editor next month and the rest of the Aviary tools later.

Photoshop contest site Worth1000 is behind Aviary and built the tools in Flex and Actionscript3. The primary value of making the image editor social is in allowing users to view multiple steps in an image’s creation process. You can fork off into a new design at any point in the design timeline, you can leave comments, etc.

Forthcoming tools from Aviary include audio and video editors, a font editor, digital content marketplace service and more. If you’d like an invite to Aviary’s services, just visit the site and the first 100 RWW readers will get in right away.

The following is a short video demonstrating the image editor made by its creators. Let’s be generous and presume that the choice to demonstrate the tool in transforming a young sex object, driven to psychiatric institutionalization into an old, poor, sickly looking image of womanhood reflects only a lack of maturity on the part of the Aviary staff and is not instead a reflection on the quality of their souls. In other words, leave Britney alone, dudes. Just another day in the male dominated tech world – may the creatives of the future be more creative than this.

Either way, it’s a good looking set of tools that I look forward to seeing how our readers put to use.

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