picnik basket The last time we mentioned popular photo-editing service Picnik was back in December when Flickr teamed up with them. Now the latest news coming from them is that they have officially released their “Picnik-in-a-Box” API. As they put it, “We’re giving software superpowers to regular web sites.  In just a few hours, any website can integrate the Picnik experience right into its pages.” Cool, huh?

For those of you who are wanting to get access to the API, you’ll need to get a key from the Picnik team.  This identifies your application to Picnik’s servers, and you can get it here. So what is it that you’ll be able to do should you decide to integrate Picnik into your site?

  • Use the Picnik interface to load, edit, and save a specific image you provide
  • Control portions of the Picnik interface
  • Give your users a superior importing (and exporting) experience for images related to your application

Sites that are already using it include Zoomshare, Freewebs, Fliptrack, and Photoworks. Just by visiting each of those sites, you can get an idea of how it works and what you can do.

Source: Webware