Aviary’s new HTML 5 Photo Editor codenamed “Feather”

Everyone is set to show off their HTML 5 skills. The latest in this race is Aviary, which has recently launched an HTML 5 Photo Editor, which is codenamed “Feather“.

Feather is an online photo editing tool based on HTML 5 as compared to other Aviary tools based on Flash. It can also be added as a widget within your website. As compared to other photo editing tools offered by Aviary, Feather’s USP would have to be its simplicity and portability.

Readers can come to your website, browse through and edit any picture without deviating away from your page.

What can you do with Feather:

  • Upload Images
  • Predefined effects – Retro, Old Photo, Toy Camera.
  • Standard Tools -Rotate, Flip, Crop
  • Editing Tools – Red Eye, Blemish, Color Correction
  • Widget Option.

Screenshot of the Devil’s logo edited on Feather:

Aviary has kept up with great tools like Phoenix, Toucan, Raven and many more. It seems like being HTML5 is winning the battle against Flash. Or are companies bending over backwards to be visible on iPad thanks to Apple’s distaste for Flash. :-)

Do drop in your comments.

Link: Aviary Feather

Aviary Launches New Online Music Creator

You all might have knew, the Aviary Image Editor. Aviary image editor is one of the best online editors around the web. Recently they have changed from paid one to a fully free online application. The same company has launched the new online music creator tool. Aviary’s music creator turns anyone into a musician with a few simple clicks.

Now anyone can create music and beats completely from scratch and right in their browser, by simulating almost 50 different instruments, ranging from common instruments like various drums, pianos and guitars to orchestral instruments like harps and flutes to more obscure (but fun!) instruments you may never have heard of like the balarimba and hammered dulcimer.

Aviary’s Music Creator is incredibly simple and yet is also full featured, allowing more advanced users to mix and match any instruments – and even record your voice or upload your own custom sounds.

There is no restrictions for the music composed, you can use it anywhere and everywhere under Creative Commons license.

You can download your compositions as mp3 file or use it directly on music director to make your own mp3 ringtones.

If you liked this post you might like reading 5 free online services to share music on Twitter.

Aviary Music Editor – Try it Now and do drop in your comments to let us know your views on it.

Aviary- The Online Image Editor Set Free

In a blog post by Michael Galpert, a staff member of Aviary, the famous online editing service announced its decision to set the Aviary’s tools of online editing FREE for everyone.

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Aviary online editor provides its users with editing suite that ranges from taking screenshots and applying effects to images to audio editing and remixing through its editing tools. It is a powerful tool to upload, edit and save files online. We reviewed the webpage screenshot taking extensions of Google chrome in our post- 4 Google chrome extensions to take webpage screenshots, and Aviary was part of it. It has always been a favorite, but as of yesterday, the images that you save through it were public. Private image saving was also a feature, but they charged for it.

Earlier, most of its tools were free to use, but they company used to charge its users with $25 yearly for using the premium features of the editor that include watermarking, private file saving and access to tutorials. But, with the announcement to set Aviary Free to all its users, everyone can enjoy the benefits of a Premium member. These include-

  • Private file saving.
  • Adding water marks to images.
  • Accessing tutorials.

The premium members who signed up in the last 30 days will get a refund and can use the service for free! Jump to their website for announcement.

Now you have Full access to it. Give Aviary editing suite a try and let us know if u like it!

Photoshop Contests @ worth1000. Win $$

Worth1000.com is created by the same developers of Aviary which I discussed in my previous post. At worth1000.com, you can find many tutorials, contests and other designing related news.

Tutorials

The tutorials at worth1000.com are very good and you can learn a lot from them (Even I learned a lot and now I am a good designer!).

Some of their popular tutorials are:

Contests

Now its time for the main topic.

Many contests are conducted daily on Worth1000, in which some are paid and some are not. The unpaid one’s are just for fun but they are very helpful in elaborating photoshop skills.

The paid one’s give a lot of money. These include logo-making, banner designing, credit card designing etc., but they are very interesting and you can submit any no. of entries you like!. So there’s a great chance of winning.

I was placed 2nd once in a logo making contest.. :D
Here is the logo I made for a site named “Get It”…

You can see my entry on worth1000 from here.

Some of my favourite contest (non-paid):

What do you think?

Do you know something interesting about worth1000? Then share it with me!

And please tell me how my logo was….. :)

Link: Worth100.com


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Aviary: A Free Collection of Online Image Editing Tools

Edit images, create mind-blowing effects, design logos, find colors, collaborate, and more. All you need is a web browser! Its Free!

Aviary is a company developed by a large number of people and by the developers of worth1000.com.

This site is having a number of tools (all free) (still in beta) to create and even edit your images online. It includes “Peacock” effects editor, “Raven” Vector Editor, “Toucan” colour swatches and more.. (there are more to develop soon)

Peacock can be used as a Photoshop alternative and Raven as illustrator alternative. They both support all of the features including custom fonts, filters, pen tool and much more.

Having a large tutorial database and a good community, this site attracts many users and that’s why they are developing more free tools. Probably, there next tool can be a 3D image editor (still in development).

The above image is also developed by their own online software peackock.

There is no limit on how you make and how much time you take so be creative and start creating some beautiful art.

Link:Aviary