Autodesk Brings Pixlr Editing Tools to Photobucket 0

Most people who use Flickr or Photobucket use the websites to store a backup copy of their files, or to share images with their friends, family, and other contacts. But if you’re in a rush to upload your photos and don’t have time to process them all in Photoshop, then you’ll be pleased to know that each image-sharing site has now integrated its own photo editing tools.

Although Google is set on retiring the image editing service Picnik on April 19th, Flickr has already teamed up with Aviary to provide its users with basic editing tools.

And fortunately, Photobucket is following suit by teaming up with Autodesk, which will allow its users to access the Pixlr photo editing tools.

Pixlr photo editor

The new partnership will allow Photobucket users to access the popular Pixlr Editor and the newly revamped Pixlr Express.

Kate Hare, the vice president of products on Photobucket, said: “Our goal is to enable our 100 million users to share their memories and stories with simple, best-in-class creative tools; and our partnership with Pixlr enables us to do just that. Whether users are looking for easy adjustments and effects, or are in need of advanced features such as layers and per-pixel editing, Pixlr significantly expands that toolset, helping us to deliver the most robust tools for photo-editing and personalization.”

The press release announcing the partnership stated:

Photobucket will now offer Pixlr tools, including the popular Pixlr Editor, which enables per-pixel editing, and the newly revamped Pixlr Express, which provides simple tools to correct, crop, resize and personalize images with effects, overlays and borders. The partnership between the companies will also provide advertisers with a creative environment from which they can deliver custom, branded effects in Photobucket ad packages.

[Photography Blog]