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Snapseed X Google+: Adding smiles one photo at a time

On Thursday, Google rolled out some key features to enhance their Photos+ service, not only showcasing some powerful editing tools for users, but also leveraging their Native Client (NaCL) technology for Chrome.

Since buying out Nik Software's SnapSeed, Google's been hard at work incorporating their editing tools directly within Google+, and even Android. Earlier in the year, Google introduced 'Auto Awesome' for Android, which automatically analyzes each of your mobile photos and attempts to adjust them automatically.

Users can selectively adjust various levels of their photos, including brightness, contrast, saturation, and more all from within the app. It … Read more

Google+ gets sophisticated array of photo editing tools

With an update to Google+, Google has transformed online photo editing from a technology that's mostly ignorable to one that's genuinely useful.

Google has built its Snapseed photo-editing technology into Google+, and it adds an impressively wide range of sophisticated, customizable, easy-to-use adjustments to the service.

The company has been steadily improving Google+ photo tools in recent months, for example with the "auto awesome" features for enhancing photos and automatically constructing animations out of sequences of similar photos. But the newest photo editing changes, which Google+ photos product manager Josh Haftel announced Wednesday night, are a … Read more

Snapseed Review

Snapseed is a powerful photo editor that lets users adjust photos with an impressive arsenal of tools and settings. However, Snapseed's gesture based controls makes manipulating photos much more accurate, and is an essential application for any mobile photographer who wants more out of their pictures.

After downloading and installing the app, Snapseed will guide you through a quick tutorial of how to use their editing suite. Common gestures like pinching will define areas of effect, and swiping left to right will adjust how light or intense you want the applied filter to look. Snapseed comes with under a … Read more

Snapseed makes editing pictures a snap

Snapseed is a powerful photo-editing app for iOS that you can take with you wherever you go. Simply snap a picture using your iPhone's camera, or use one from your camera roll, and turn it into a high-quality print using the numerous editing and effects tools.

Getting started with Snapseed is easy: simply tap the Camera icon and either take a new picture, choose one from your photo library, or paste one that you have copied. The app has a ton of tools for editing the image, including Automatic and Selective Adjust, Tune Image, Straighten, Crop, Details, Black & … Read more

Edit and share your photos with an advanced photo-editing app for Android

The powerful camera on your smartphone needs useful photo-editing software to be truly great. If your mobile gadget has replaced your point-and-shoot camera, Snapseed is an essential app. It's a robust photo editor and sharing solution in one sleek, fast package.

The app downloads in seconds and is ready to start working after a quick tutorial. To start you off, you're given a sample image so you can play with all of the app's editing and resizing features. There are about a half-dozen filter modes that mimic apps like Instagram without any of the filters you never … Read more

Google, following Facebook, buys Instagram competitor

Google has acquired the company behind popular iOS photo-sharing app Snapseed, the companies announced today.

Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of engineering, posted the news about acquiring Snapseed creator Nik Software to his Google+ account. The app allows users to edit photos and add filters as well as share them on Facebook, Flickr or via email -- similar to Facebook's recently acquired Instagram app.

"We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone," he wrote, adding that Google+ now has 400,000,000 users since it launched a year ago. … Read more

Five tools every iPhone photographer must have

As the saying goes: "The best camera is the one you have with you." More often than not, for me, that camera is my iPhone. I always have it on me, it's ready to take a photo in a matter of seconds, it takes amazing photos, and I can edit and share those photos all from the same device.

With the iPhone's camera continuing to be used more and more, there are plenty of accessories available to aid iPhone photographers in getting the best shot possible.

Here are five tools you should have in your bag:… Read more

Dropping Instagram already? Try these Android alternatives

It seems like almost immediately after news broke of Instagram's updated terms of use policy, the hip photo-based social app became a lot less cool. Droves of Instagram users have been crying bloody murder, and many are already committing themselves to jumping ship.

Dramatics aside, the reality is that Instagram is not irreplaceable. We Android users should know, since until earlier this year, we were perfectly fine without it. As I said in my review, Instagram is fantastic for its bustling network of users, but it is certainly not a powerhouse shooter, and its filters are even getting a … Read more

How to quickly enhance photos with Snapseed for OS X

Editing photos to get the most out of them can be brutal if you don't have the right tools. Depending on what you want to do, those tools can be quite pricey.

There are cheaper alternatives, as we have covered in the past, but Analog still left a lot to be desired in way of additional options and flexibility. Thankfully Snapseed, a popular iOS photo-editing app, is now available on OS X and it isn't terribly expensive.

To edit a photo, you can either drag and drop one onto the apps icon in your dock, or you can … Read more