Google acquires photo-editing site Picnik

On Monday, Google announced its latest acquisition, online image service Picnik. In Google's own words, Picnik was “one of the first sites to bring photo editing to the cloud.”

Picnik features a Flash-powered interface that lets you tweak, crop, and touch-up your photos in your Web browser, avoiding the need to launch Photoshop, iPhoto, or your other favorite photo-editing software. The site already integrates with Google's photo-sharing site Picasa, along with Facebook, Flickr, Yahoo Mail, and Photobucket. According to a blog post on Picnik, support for all those non-Google sites will remain.

Fans of the site needn't panic; Google says it's not planning any significant changes to the site, and plans instead to focus on new features.

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