Snapseed is a powerful photo editing tool that comes with a variety of photo enhancements and special effects. We were amazed at how professional-looking our images appeared with just a few swipes of our hand.
Illustrative instructions: During our first go-round with Snapseed, we encountered helpful overlay illustrations for each of the app's features. Each illustration clearly demonstrates where and in what direction to swipe to operate the enhancement tools.
Professional photo effects: The Retrolux effect gave our image a vintage quality, while the Tilt-Shift and Center Focus effects let us choose where to direct the viewer's eyes.
One-handed photo editing: We found ourselves cropping and applying effects with just one hand.
Lack of an erase tool: Despite all of the photo-effect options Snapseed gave us, we were surprised to find that it didn't have an erase tool to remove blemishes.
While its helpful instructions and ease of use will appeal to novice users, Snapseed's powerful enhancements and professional-looking effects will appeal to all users.
From Nik Software:
Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google. KEY FEATURES. 26 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Transform (see list below). Opens JPG and RAW files. Use the "stack" to re-adjust edits later. Selective filter brush. All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control. "Insights" feature with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography. TOOLS AND FILTERS. RAW Develop - open and tweak native camera files; save non-destructively or export as JPG (8 controls). Tune image - adjust exposure and color automatically or manually with fine, precise control (7 controls). Details - magically brings out surface structures in images. Crop - crop to standard sizes or freely (8 aspect ratios). Rotate - rotate by 90. , or straighten a skewed horizon. Transform - fix skewed lines and perfect the geometry of horizons or buildings. White Balance - adjust the colors so that the image looks more natural. Brush - selectively retouch exposure, saturation, brightness or warmth. Selective - the renown "Control Point" technology: Position up to 8 points on the image and assign enhancements, the algorithm does the rest magically. Healing - remove the uninvited neighbor from a group picture. Vignette - add a soft darkness around the corners like a beautiful, wide-aperture would do. Text - add both stylized or plain text (38 predefined styles). Curves - have precise control over the brightness levels in your photos (30 predefined styles). Lens Blur - add a beautiful Bokeh to images (background softening), ideal for photographic portraits (11 Bokeh types). Glamour Glow - add a fine glow to images, great for fashion or portraits (6 styles). Tonal Contrast - boost details selectively in the shadows, midtones and highlights. HDR Scape - bring a stunning look to your images by creating the effect of multiple exposures (4 styles). Drama - add a hint of doomsday to your images (6 styles). Grunge - an edgy look with strong styles and texture overlays (5 basic styles, endless variations). Grainy Film - get modern film looks with realistic grain (18 styles). Vintage - the style of color film photo from the 50's, 60's or 70's (12 styles). Retrolux - go retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles (13 basic styles, endless variations). Noir - Black and White film looks with realistic grain and the "wash" effect (14 styles). Black & White - classic Black and White look straight out of the darkroom (11 styles). Frames - add frames with adjustable size (23 frames). Face - add focus to the eyes, add face-specific lighting, or smoothen skin (10 predefined styles).
New filter: Double Exposure. Blend two photos and choose from blending modes that are inspired by analog film techniques as well as digital image processing.
New tool: Pose. Change the pose of portraits based on three-dimensional models.
New tool: Expand. Increase the size of your canvas and fill up the new space in smart ways with content from your image.