Official Google Blog: Google welcomes Picnik
Search engine giant Google announced its acquisition Picnik, a web photo editing service that enables you to edit your photos online without leaving your browser. Picnick is working in a cloud computing technique that enables a user to do computing processes in the internet without installing software in the user’s computer. Picnik’s acquisition is another expansion of Google’s ever-growing cloud. Picnik will join other cloud services like Google Docs.
Google also said in its official announcement that they will be rolling out several changes including new features to Picnik. Most of these changes are due to its integration to other Google services. Also, they will still continue support current Picnik partners to allow current users to continue to share their photos with other websites.
It is interesting to note about this announcement is that Yahoo owned Flickr is one of Picnik’s current partner sites. Google said in its statement to Washington Post that it will continue to allow Flickr to use Picnik’s service. Yahoo, at the moment, gave no comment about Piknic’s acquisition.