Aviary's Photo Genius application lands on the Windows Phone Marketplace [Video]

A few weeks ago we reported on Aviary releasing their SDK for Windows Phone, allowing developers with little effort to plug in the company’s photo editing suite into any application out there. Rowi was one of the first to do this, allowing its users to quickly do sophisticated photo edits without ever leaving the popular Twitter app.

Today, Aviary has released Photo Genius, a standalone version of those tools for all Windows Phone users. The app is a “demonstration” one meaning it’s meant to show off what Aviary can do but for you all that means is you get an awesome, full featured photo editing program for your phone.

The app behaves like the “Auto Fix” feature built into Windows Phone. It analyzes a selected photo and then recommends a sweeping set of changes which you can enable with a quick “checkmark”. You can then compare the before and after images with a simple toggle, allowing you to see if you like the modifications.

If you don’t like the alterations or want to do more, you can hit the “Edit” button and load up Aviary’s full set of photo manipulation tools. Such tools include controls for brightness, contrast, sharpness, cropping, rotation, red-eye fix, filters, stickers and more—it really has it all.

Once you’re done you can just hit the “Save” icon and that’s it and you have your fully edited photo.

Overall, Aviary Photo Genius is a great little app. It’s “smart” and has a ton of features on board, allowing you to really control every aspect of how your photo looks. It is a big sluggish on loading photos initially (in the gallery) but once you’re up, it works just like any other app.

Pick up Aviary Photo Genius for all Windows Phones here in the Marketplace for free. And read more on the app release here on Aviary's blog.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • It suggests "reducing sharpness" in a screenshot on the marketplace. That is a very very bad thing. Over sharpened is not good on its own but trying to reduce over sharpnened pics will only destroy them further.
  • not available in india market
  • Bro its available in India. I downloaded it yesterday.
  • Just used it... Really good app!
  • It doesn't install itself in the photo apps section. Please get that fixed.
  • UGH!... Had to uninstall. App is buggy as hell on my Titan II. Freezes, locks up then crashes.
  • Crashes as soon as I launch it on my Focus.
  • It crashed the first time for me too, bit worked fine after that. I'm on HD7 though
  • Interface is not bad, although I don't understand why do I need to tap "original 10FX every time.
    There are some problems though. It's very slow, and also crashes :(
    hopefully this is something like a beta and the improve it.
  • "i don't understand why do I need to tap "original 10FX every time."
    Here's why: Aviary's business model is like freemium. You get the app for free but "extras" require in-app purchasing.  The "original 10FX" is what it sounds like--the original ones. Once in-app purchasing comes (WP8), they can add even more "extras" which are optional and will cost some money to purchase. It's not a bad idea actually but obviously WP7 can't do that now so it seems odd.
  • Yeah, it's hard to believe they won't be making a completely new app for WP8 to use the native code for extra stability and speed.
    In any case, it's great for a free app.
  • Very buggy on my HTC Surround. Too many great photo apps out there. I uninstalled it.
  • We will integrate this SDK in Turbo Camera, really good
  • Can't say im too impressed with the autofix, which makes pictures less saturated ,with less contrast and more blurred. Think I will stick to Photo Studio. Also very slow to load up my pics. :-/
  • WP7 autofix is better I have to admit
  • Crashed my focus first time then worked seems I had a lot of pictures so first run was a bit rough (caching thumbnails I guess)
  • Yeah...I'm still going to use fhotoroom. More features, posting to Flickr, Twitter and Facebook, plus it's own photo sharing social network. All free, no fremium hoops to jump through.