Flickr has added the option to use the Aviary photo editing service, following Google's decision to close the Picnik service that had previously been offered. Flickr users will be able to make basic edits and image corrections using Aviary which, unlike Picnik, is HTML 5-based - allowing its use on non-Flash devices such as the iPad. However, while Aviary offers similar cropping, filter and sticker options, it loses Picnik's paintable curves adjustments and other more advanced options.

Picnik's advanced options, such as paintable curve edits will disappear when Google closes the service. The Aviary options coming to Flickr will include cropping, resizing, rotating and filters.

The more advanced options were originally part of the paid-for Picnik Premium option, but have been available for free on Flickr since the decision to close Picnik was announced in January 2012. These tools have not been included in Picnik's new incarnation as the 'Creative Kit' in Google+.

The Flickr Blog has more details of the announcement, while TechCrunch gives a rather positive look at the move to Aviary and its benefits for the company.