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Snapseed for iOS

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 8, 2013

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 & White, and Frames. Each tool has its own little set of instructions, which usually involve swiping your fingers to the left or right, swiping up and down, and so on. Some of it takes a little bit of practice, but in no time at all, we were adjusting color contrasts and brightness and cropping our picture. We even applied a subtle frame to our final masterpiece. After all was said and done, we were not only able to save the edited picture to our library, but we also were able to easily share it on various social media channels, such as Google+, Twitter, and, of course, Facebook.

If you're looking to take your iPhone pictures to another level, Snapseed is for you. It's certainly one that we plan on keeping in our own app library. We recommend this capable photo-editing tool to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.18.2

Support for iPhone X.


Release September 18, 2018
Date Added September 18, 2018
Version 2.18.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Developer's Description

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).
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