Who Needs Photoshop? Flickr Debuts Online Image Editor

by admin December 5, 2007 at 4:00 pm

The online photo pioneer Flickr has announced a new suite of online image editing tools, powered by Picnik. With wifi camera cards now available, the Flickr Picnik editor theoretically makes it possible to go straight from your camera to a well polished image shared on Flickr all without ever involving desktop software.

Okay, the editing options in Picnik aren’t going to have anyone ditching Photoshop completely, but for basic edits like red eye reduction, exposure tweaks and cropping and rotating photos, the new editing options will likely do the trick.

To use the new features just login to your Flickr account and head to a photo you’d like to edit. Above each of your photos you’ll see a new “edit photo” icon, click that and once you’ve given Picnik permission to edit and save your photos, the Picnik editor will load. Depending on the size of your image it can take a little while to load the Picnik interface, but once it does the editor is quite snappy and intuitive to use.

Read more: wired.com