Google acquires photo-editing site Picnik

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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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