Adobe – which already publishes Photoshop and Lightroom software – has just bought the photo editing service Aviary. The transaction amount was not sent. Unlike many other solutions, Aviary can be integrated into other developer applications, which quickly extends its use on iOS, Android, Windows Phone or on the Web in HTML5. We find it in Flickr, the platform dedicated to photographers from Yahoo! or MailChimp, a newsletter editor.
“The acquisition accelerates Adobe’s strategy to make Creative Cloud (its software suite, editor’s note) a dynamic platform for third-party applications, thanks to a new Creative SDK” explains the group. “This is excellent news for developers because thousands of mobile apps will have the possibility to become compatible with office tools (…) like Photoshop CC, as well as the new Creative Cloud services” explains Scott Belsky of Adobe.
Founded in 2007, Aviary had raised $ 19 million since its inception. Spark Capital and Bezos Expeditions were among its shareholders. In total, the company reportedly recorded 100 million downloads.