Announcing Aviary, our new photo editing partner

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Yola is excited to announce a partnership with Aviary to bring you a new way to edit your photos. Picnik, our previous photo editing tool, is no longer available as they were purchased by Google, but we worked hard to find a great replacement so your photo editing needs can still be addressed in the Sitebuilder.

Aviary is powerful and easy to use. With it you'll find all the features you love, in a slick, new interface. Add text, crop, rotate and adjust your photos, all within the Sitebuilder. This makes the editing process simple and easy!

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Check out our tutorial for detailed steps on editing with Aviary via the Picture Widget or the Text Widget.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Philip Taylor

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Just tried Aviary; works fine, easy to use and all the features I need. Thanks Yola.

Phil Taylor
Website: http://thegoodolddays.yolasite.com E-mail: sandphil@optusnet.com.au
Of all the places on this planet, and all the planets in the universe, I'd rather live here -
God's favourite holiday resort: Perth, Western Australia.

(just trying out my new Custom Signature method too).
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I used frames in Picnik a lot and I couldn't find this tool in Aviary unfortunately. Is this available in Aviary?

I also couldn't find the possibility to crop exactly the size I want, I mean to determine the number of pixels of width and/or height for cropping a part of the photo.
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Hello Valika,

To crop your image, just click "Crop":



You will then be able to crop it, like this:



Hope this helps!
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Valika

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Thank you, Nathan. What I really miss within this tool is that I cannot see the size of the cropped area, I mean if I want to crop exactly a 200x100 pixel sized part of a photo, how can I do that?

And what about the frames? I also miss that tool.
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Oh, yeah, I see what you mean. Unfortunately it looks like Aviary doesn't have the frames tool and I don't think it has a way to specify the exact pixels you want to crop it down to at this time. Aviary seems like a fairly new editor and hopefully it will grow to be what Picnik was like someday. Picnik was awesome.
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Nathan, Champion

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Aviary looks great! I like the UI, it's very modern looking :)

Thanks Yola!
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Valika,

There are some alternatives if you want to create a border for your image. We suggest using one of these free online tools:

http://anymaking.com/photo-border-editor
http://www.online-image-editor.com/
http://www.tuxpi.com/

Once you have added your border, you save the image to your desktop and then re-upload to your File Manager and add your image through the Picture Widget. We realize this is an extra step, but Nathan is right on that we can expect Aviary to grow and expand their features moving forward.
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Aviary is not as good as Picnik good thing I stocked up on a bunch of pictures I edited on Picnik before it closed. Aviary is alright but I have to agree that Picnik is better. It sucks how google bought it from them, also for some people who want to know other editing sources I will tell you if thats alright with yola. Here's a few:

1. You can try Google+ what you have to do is have a google account (gmail) and then you can use it. After creating a gmail account, go to google and search google+ and click the first result. Upload your picture on to your Google+ account and then click the picture and click the pencil icon and you'll be able to edit it. Reply if you need anymore help with Google+ or you need better explaining (P.S. PICNIK GAVE GOOGLE+ SOME OF THEIR EDITING TOOLS)

2. http://www.lunapic.com/editor/ LunaPic is a fairly good editor reply if you need help with it

3. http://www.photoshop.com Of course everyone knows or have heard of Photoshop just create an account and you'll be able to edit. It explains it on there pretty well so I don't think you'll need explaining

4. http://www.picmonkey.com/ PicMonkey is good but it leaves a big label of a monkey head in the bottom left corner which ruins the picture (They could at least make it smaller) You could try ti though! It is good and explains itself pretty well

Well here are some other picture editors, if you have any questions like I said, reply back!
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Philip Taylor

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Have a look at Paint.net too (it's free also). I find it simple, versatile, quick and reliable. Cropping to pixel size is easy, as is colour/hue/brightness adjustment. But you do it on your desktop, not on site.
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Squirrelflight53

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Thanks, I'm going to try that :D I always need to edit pictures haha!
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Valika

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Thanks for everyone who gave me useful ideas above, I'll try them.
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Hello Valika,

Who are you hunting; the snake or the frog? Please leave the frog alone. The snake is the evil one :)