Software company GhostBird has made itself a reputation for making apps that have powerful editing tools like layers and curves, even on a relatively restrained platform like iOS. Both KitCamand PhotoForge are widely used and popular mobile photo tools. Now Ghostbird has been acquired by Yahoo!, and those apps will be no more.
On an announcement on its website, GhostBird says they’ve been picked up by Yahoo! as part of the Flickr team. While we’re not sure what exactly GhostBird will be doing there, it means the end of the company’s current software:
If you already have the KitCam or PhotoForge2 apps on your devices, you will be able to continue to use them in their current versions. However, we will not continue to update the apps as future versions of iOS are released. Anyone who previously purchased GhostBird Software’s apps, including KitCam and PhotoForge2, will be able to re-download those apps through iCloud. As of today, KitCam and PhotoForge2 are no longer available for download from the App Store.
It would make sense for Flickr to put GhostBird’s expertise towards beefing up the image editing tools for Flickr, or else putting even more effort into the Flickr mobile apps — possibly even both. But I guess from here, we’ll just have to wait and see what Yahoo! does with this new team.