Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, heterogeneous applications and developer solutions, AMD said, “Aviary is becoming the standard in mobile and online photo editing with over 3 billion photos edited thus far. By bringing Aviary to Windows 8, it enables the next billion photos across an even broader range of devices.”
“AMD is committed to supporting the future of industry-changing innovators like Aviary through investment by AMD Ventures and by enhancing user experiences on our award-winning APU platforms,” added Hegde.
The Aviary software development kit (SDK) has been optimized for Windows 8 so that users can leverage the architectural advantages of the AMD APU. Also, the new Aviary SDK empowers software developers with several photo editing effects and filter options which enable photo editors to be incorporated in applications, said officials.
The new heterogeneous compute language C++ AMP brings abilities like filters and effects to Windows 8. Computations can now be performed on the highly-parallel graphics processing unit (GPU) cores inside the AMD APU. As the serial central processing unit (CPU) cores are not used, the performance is greatly enhanced, added officials.
Aviary’s new Photo Editor for Windows 8 will be made available in the Windows Store. It is optimized for AMD APUs and is designed to process various types of filters and effects instantly.
Tobias Peggs, CEO, Aviary remarked, “At Aviary, we’ve built the best SDK for photo editing, sharing and monetization. Having the direct support of AMD has allowed us to push even further ahead and expand to Windows 8.”
AMD’s APUs lets users benefit from optimum processor-intensive photo effects. This advancement in technology will enable users to be more creative, Peggs added.
According to a recent TMCnet release, Tango is offering iPhone (News - Alert) users the ability to customize photos using filters before sending them to friends by using the Aviary photo-editing app. Tango will also give iPad users high-quality video calls on the entire screen.
Tango, the all-in-one social networking app, has reportedly reached a milestone by surpassing 100 million members registered across multiple platforms and devices it supports. It added brand new features that combined quality communication services with compelling content, and also rolled out a new iPad version of the app.