Pics.io Wants to Take On Flickr and Adobe with a Cloud-Based RAW Photo Editor

Pics.co

There are more than a couple of web spaces photographers can call home including Flickr, 500px, Instagram, and now a new site called Pics.io hopes to become the new spot for your online photo collection. The startup out of Ukraine just put Pics.io into beta and it promises its cloud-based image banks will let users access, manage, edit, and share photos from virtually anywhere and on any device.

The biggest thing of note about Pics.io is that it’s a RAW capable, meaning users can publish their images in JPEG, RAW, or DNG formats and work of them on the web. Pics.io has some more ambitious goals to unseat Adobe from its throne in the RAW photo processing world.

Currently web solution lets you upload files and edit them in a browser working off of previews from decoded RAW files. The software take a bit of time to load and get going but once users do they can start tuning their images’ brightness, contrast, and adjust curves to name a few settings photographers can tweak.

Pics.io piggybacks on Google Drive for storage so users will have 15GB of space for all their photos. For now sign up is free but you can bet as the service matures there will be a subscription fee.  Pics.co looks promising as a catch all photo space that will let users save, share, and edit their images all on a web browser. Check out a video on Pics.co after the break.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.