TechCrunch found out that Flickr plans to add photo editing program to help customers work on their pictures online. Flickr choose Picnik, a Seatle based company for the service and according to TechCrunch the new feature will become a reality "sometime in the next few months."
Picnik allows users to crop, resize, and rotate pictures in real-time and select from basket of shapes and special effects. All the photo editing in Flickr will be done within the browser with no downloads required and nothing to install.
I think that this is a long overdue feature that Flickr should have from the very beginning but even now I am sure that a lot of their customers will take advantage of it and use it. Libraries with Flickr accounts could also benefit from an easy to learn photo editing program, instead of paying big bucks to learn Photoshop or Fireworks.