Flickr launches online photo editing

Picnik editing in FlickrPhoto site Flickr has teamed up with online editing site Picnik to add some really cool functionality to your Flickr account. From now on, you can easily perform simple edits on any photo in your account, just by clicking a new ‘Edit’ button that has appeared on single image view mode. The editing features, familiar to anyone who has already played around with Picnik, are fairly basic like adjusting colour temperature, contrast, cropping, resizing and so on. But there is also a premium mode which allows for more artistic range of effects and frames which unfortunately is only available to Picnik premium members (not Flickr Pro account holders).

For those who haven’t tried Picnik before, it’s really a joy to use. Responsive, quick, effective and packed with tips and advice, it was probably already the best of the free online photo editors before teaming up with Flickr. The best comparison I can think of is the controls in Picasa for Windows or iPhoto on Mac: simple and intuitive. If you’ve got a Flickr account, go and check out the new features now. If you haven’t, go and create one!

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