Adobe Acquires Photo-editing Platform Aviary
Article by George Norman
On 23 Sep 2014
Adobe was glad to announce that it acquired Aviary, the photo-editing platform that powers lots of mobile applications, including the self-titled Aviary apps for iOS and Android. By joining Adobe, Aviary will help make Creative Cloud a vibrant platform for third-party apps. By acquiring Aviary, Adobe wants to develop a new Adobe Creative SDK and enable developers to build mobile apps that integrate with Adobe Creative Cloud.

“Aviary has an exceptional team and technology platform, as well as expertise serving a robust developer ecosystem. We're thrilled to leverage Aviary's technology to make our Creative SDK even more powerful for app developers,” said Scott Belsky, vice president of Creative Cloud Ecosystem & Behance at Adobe. “This is great news for developers because thousands of mobile apps will have the opportunity to become compatible with industry-defining desktop tools like Photoshop CC, as well as new Creative Cloud services."


Aviary was glad to announce that it has been acquired by Adobe. Tobias Peggs, Aviary’s CEO, said that the Aviary team can barely contain its excitement, that the two companies will have a fantastic future, and that the acquisition is a tremendous next step that is beneficial for all parties involved.

Avi Muchnick, Aviary’s co-founder, also had good things to say about the acquisition: "Aviary was founded to bring creative freedom to the world,” he said. “We're excited to join Adobe and tap into their incredible wealth of creative technology and supercharge our collective SDK offering. Together, we will help nurture the next generation of third party creative apps.”

For additional information on the Aviary acquisition, check out this Adobe press release.
Click here to see what Abode’s Scott Belsky has to say about the acquisition.
Click here to see what Aviary’s Tobias Peggs has to say about the acquisition.

Adobe did not disclose how much it paid to acquire Aviary.

In related acquisition news, Microsoft entered an agreement to acquire Mojang, Swedish video game developer that is best known for the popular Minecraft game. Unlike the Adobe-Aviary deal, the financial details of this acquisition are public: $2.5 billion.

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