Photo editing service Aviary has added a new HTTP-based API that allows developers to pass photos through filters, effects and even basic editing operations. Aviary "soft-launched" the new Aviary Effects API last week at SXSW, when we interviewed Aviary's Michael Galpert (video below). The new service could be used to create photo-sharing services like Instagram, CMS plugins to aid workflow or within social applications to create a standard look to all avatars.
Bigstock, a leading royalty-free stock photo marketplace and image community, has just announced the launch of a new API program. In addition, Bigstock has formed new partnerships with CafePress and Emma allowing both companies to make Bigstock images available to their users by integrating the Bigstock API with their platforms.