Picnik acquired by Google

Online photo editing site, Picnik, Seattle, Wash., announced it was acquired by Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif. Terms weren’t disclosed. According to a post on the Google Photos blog: “We’re not announcing any significant changes to Picnik today, though we’ll be working hard on integration and new features. As well, we’d like to continue supporting all existing Picnik partners so that users will continue to be able to add their photos from other photo sharing sites, make edits in the cloud and then save and share to all relevant networks.”

According to the Picnik announcement, the 20-person team will remain based in Seattle, Wash. Last month, the site announced 1 billion photos have been edited on Picnik.com. The Picnik post indicated “nothing is changing right away,” but where this leaves the services partnerships — including with Google rival Yahoo Inc.‘s Flickr service –  remains to be seen.