Flickr has improved its editing suite after partnering with Aviary.

Written in HTML5, Aviary’s editor also makes it possible for Flickr users to touch up and improve their photos on their Apple iPad, something that wasn’t possible previously.

Flickr promises the update - being rolled out now - will speed up the time it takes to edit a photo online as well as how quickly it takes to initially upload your pics.

For anyone unfamiliar with Aviary editor, think GCSE rather than A-Level. Not so much in terms of results, rather more in terms of ease of use. You can rotate, crop, add tags and dates with just a few clicks before publishing them on your photostream.

The update will occur automatically in your Flickr "Actions" menu, though Flickr concedes that it will take up to two weeks for all of its users to have received it.

All in time for your summer holiday snaps.

Have you received your Flickr update? Let us know what you think.