aNewDomain.net – If you find Instagram’s filters limited, or you want an app that gives you a quick and easy way to make your smartphone photos professional, then look no further. Snapseed is my go-to photo-editing app.
Several photo-editing apps offer similar tools and functionality, but I find none can match Snapseed’s combination of powerful tools, quality filters, and a smart, user-friendly interface. Snapseed is a product of Nik Software, a company acquired by Google in the Fall of 2012.
For simple filter processing, Snapseed offers several quality filters. Yet more than just simple filters, Snapseed has several different styles of each filter. Below is the same photo with three different styles of the Black and White filter.
The ability to customize filters goes even further. Swipe your finger up and down to select various adjustments:
Below are three different takes on the same Vintage filter.
To get the real power of Snapseed, skip the filters and tweak the photos using the built-in tools. Use the same intuitive up/down/side-to-side gestures to transform your smartphone photos into works of art.
Here’s the same piano photo, edited using Snapseed’s tools, and no filters:
Simple, powerful, fun, and free, Snapseed is an essential app if you like photo editing and have an Android or iOS smartphone.