Mountain View,
Calif. –
Google (NASD:  GOOG) announced that it
has acquired Picnik, a provider of Web-based photo-editing tools, for an
undisclosed sum.

Founded in 2005, Seattle-based Picnik offers Flash-based
software that lets users upload and edit their photos via cropping, red-eye removal
and other tools.

Picnik currently supports Google’s own Picasa Web Albums, in
addition to photo services like Flickr, Facebook and MySpace.

"We’re very
impressed with the Picnik team and the product they’ve created, and we’re
excited to welcome them to Google. We’re looking forward to collaborating
closely with them to improve the online photo editing experience on the
web," Google product management director Brian Axe wrote on the company’s


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