Adobe Announces Acquistion Of Aviary; Promises To Push Mobile Editing To New Heights

Sep 23, 2014

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Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Adobe Announces Acquistion Of Aviary; Promises To Push Mobile Editing To New Heights

Sep 23, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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Capture Adobe announced today they have acquired Aviary, a photo editing software developer that is, perhaps, most notably known for it’s free contribution of their SDK (software development kit) to third-party developers.  The powerful SDK is currently the backbone to over 6,500 different mobile apps including apps from Flickr, Photobucket, and Squarespace. From the looks of the press release and posts on Adobe’s and Aviary’s respective blogs, it appears as though the SDK is Adobe’s main interest in Aviary. Interestingly, in June of this year, Adobe released their own Creative SDK, which they also offer free to developers. What Abobe will do with or how they will handle a merger of the popular Aviary SDK and Creative SDK remains to be seen; however, Adobe suggested that the Aviary SDK would not be killed off:

“Already, our teams are brainstorming the things that we can accomplish together. We will continue to support and enhance Aviary’s free SDK as part of Adobe’s broader Creative SDK offering. While ensuring no interruption to Aviary’s developer community, we will add additional components and services for developers to incorporate in their apps – such as the ability to save creations to Creative Cloud in Adobe file formats, access Photoshop technology, and connect creativity across devices using the Creative SDK.”

Aviary’s statement suggested the two would be combined, while ensuring users of apps powered by their SPK would  no experiencea disruption of services:

“Already, our teams are brainstorming on things that we can accomplish together. We will continue to support and enhance Aviary’s SDK as part of Adobe’s broader Creative SDK offering. While ensuring no interruption to Aviary’s developer community, or their apps’ users, we plan to add additional components and services for developers to incorporate – such as the ability to save creations to Creative Cloud in Adobe file formats, access Photoshop technology, and connect creativity across devices using the Creative SDK.”adobe-aviary

Adobe also stated in their blog post, they were hard at work to develop new standards in the world of mobile photo editing and will continue their strong push to help form a better future for all mobile photo editing platforms, Adobe created or otherwise. This includes mobile apps that seamlessly integrate with desktop programs, as well as bringing the ability to work with layers on mobile apps.

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