Google is shutting down the Photo Editing Service Picnik

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Sat, Jan 21, 2012

Google to shutter Picnik, photo-editing service with Seattle roots
By Aislyn Greene on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:09am PST

Google is shutting down Picnik, the online photo-editing service founded in Seattle and acquired by Google less than two years ago. In a blog post on Friday, Google said the cuts will allow the Picnik team to "continue creating photo-editing magic across Google products."

The service will shut down on April 19th, but Google said users can download a zip file of their creations through Picnik Takeout or copy them to Google+. Other products getting the ax include Google Sky Map and Social Graph API. 


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That is my business success tip of the day.


Topics: Free Software, Graphics