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Old 02-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Reid Kistler
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Default Aviary Web-Based Image Editing Now Free

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/02/12/aviary-powerful-web-based-image-editing-tools-turn-free/' target='_blank'>http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/0...ools-turn-free/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"<a href="http://aviary.com/" target="_blank">Aviary</a>, the cool web-based suite of image editing tools -- and more -- now costs nothing to use. Thanks to a new round of funding, full access to the web apps with the funky bird names no longer costs $24.99."</em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1266199348.usr19541.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Jay Hathaway, at DownloadSquad.com, picked up on Aviary's new status ("Free!") from <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/11/aviary-free/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>, and both sites compare Aviary favorably with Adobe's web version of Photoshop. A visit to Aviary's website shows a number of available tools, most of which are shown in the menu capture above, along with many samples of work done using these, over 70 tutorials, an active community, and a regularly updated blog. Registration was easy, and provided essentially immediate access to the tools. The couple of tools I sampled seem well presented, with apparently powerful options, but - at least for myself - these would require a fair amount of tutorial time to learn how to properly use. I will stick with Photoshop Elements and Paint.net for the time being, but if you like playing around with images, Aviary is certainly worth a look!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
 
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