After the billion dollar Instagram buyout, we’d think Facebook spent enough attention on popular imaging companies. Nope, apparently not. They just hired the two person crew behind Lightbox. Nilesh Patel and Thai Tran are now part of Facebook. This is a good chance for them to develop for a lot more people. However, this means that they can’t focus on Lightbox anymore. The service is being shut down on June 15th, so grab all your photos off there quick before they’re gone forever.
For those who are interested in Lightbox not as a user but as a developer, all code will be published to GitHub and made open source for the world to use.