Adobe acquires photo editing startup Aviary

Adobe has acquired photo editing firm Aviary for an undisclosed amount. Aviary offers software development kits, or mobile SDKs, to developers who want to add photo editing features to their mobile app.


“We’re thrilled to leverage Aviary’s technology to make our Creative SDK even more powerful for app developers. This is great news for developers because thousands of mobile apps will have the opportunity to become compatible with industry-defining desktop tools like Photoshop CC, as well as new Creative Cloud services.”

said Scott Belsky, vice president of Creative Cloud Ecosystem & Behance at Adobe in an official release.

Adobe stated that the purchase will help the company as it looks to integrate its creative tools into more apps via a forthcoming Creative Cloud developer kit.  Adobe Creative SDK is a software library that enables developers to tap into Adobe’s creative technologies to build mobile apps and drive new connections between mobile devices and Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications and services. It is currently under development and Adobe plans to offer a beta version in the next few months, said the company.

“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.”

said Tobias Peggs, Aviary CEO in a company blog post.

The addition of Aviary will give the company additional tools that it can add to that SDK, as well as the ability to reach many iOS and Android developers already using Aviary’s toolkit.

via:Aviary Blog

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