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Aviary Image Editing Tools Available For All!

Back in January, we released a new image editor powered by Aviary to our Beta Team.  With it, you can easily add captions, filters, stickers and borders to your images. You can even rotate them in different directions and much more.

The image editor hard at work.

Based on the feedback we received from the Beta team, we're ready to begin rolling out the new image editor to all users over the next few weeks. When the editor is rolled out to your account you'll be able to hover over the image and see a prompt to double-click it to begin making edits.

In addition to being able to edit your images with these new tools, you'll also have the option to add a thumbnail gallery.

To find out more about the Aviary-powered image editor and the thumbnail gallery, check out the Knowledge Base article.

If you're having any problems with the new editor, don't panic!  If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you need to make sure that you have not enabled compatibility mode.  Compatibility mode and the new editor are not compatible.

To turn Compatibility View off, click the Compatibility View button in your address bar to make the icon change from a solid blue color to an outline like this:Picture of the Compatibility View button (off)

Microsoft also has more information about the compatibility view option in Internet Explorer.

We recommend that all Internet Explorer 9 users clear their typepad.com cookies and cache after making sure compatibility mode is disabled.  We have more information on how to do this in the Knowledge Base.

We hope you'll try out all the new features and see how they can make blogging easier and more fun for you!



What do you mean by adding a thumbnail gallery? To the post? Or to the image?

Kymberlie R. McGuire

You can add a thumbnail gallery to a post to showcase multiple images.

You can see an example of this in my testing blog here:


Can account holders request to be prioritized for this update?

This would be really useful for some new pages we're designing. In the past, we've had to add captions directly to the image in photoshop or else use frames, which we'd really prefer not to have to do.

Kymberlie R. McGuire

We aren't able to add accounts specifically, but if you would like to have this right now, you can go to the Account tab and add yourself to the beta team. You'll then get this immediately.

Just so you know, you can always remove yourself from the Beta pool at any time.

We have more information on joining the beta team here:

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