Snapseed users can edit pictures using swiping gestures to select different effects and enhancements. Alternatively, users can opt for an “automatic” adjustment of color and contrast. Snapseed can save users’ editing history and redirect to any of the actions before. It can also create and save filter combinations by using the default filters and editing features. The list of special effects and filters includes Drama, Grunge, Vintage, Center-focus, Frames, and a Tilt-shift (which resizes photos). Snapseed 2.0 introduced new filters such as lens blur, glamour glow, HDR scape and noir, while also reformatting the tools section with a clearer user interface. Users can directly share the images on social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram.
8 steps to edit photos using snapseed
Select a photo from your photo library or take a new photo.
Use the Looks tab and select a thumbnail at the bottom of the screen to make the initial adjustment to the saturation of the image.
Most of the editing work is done in the Tools section of the app. There you find a healing brush, vignette, and glamor glow filters. There are also creative photo frames, textures, and grunge and lighting effects.
You can rotate and crop images, fix skewed lines with the Perspective filter, and adjust the white balance of your images.
Use the Curves filter to exercise precise control over brightness levels. Each time you tap a tool, you open options that you can try out on your image — click each thumbnail to apply the effect to your image and see how it looks.
Other tools include filters for head poses, portraits, lens blur, double exposure, and text.When you are happy with the changes you’ve made to your photo,tap Export.
From the export screen, you can share the edited image, save it separately from the individual photo or create a copy with permanent changes.
The entire process is simple and self-explanatory. It is also addictive. You can wander from tool to tool making adjustments, knowing that nothing is permanent until you make it permanent.
Technical Requirements for Snapseed
Snapseed isn’t a desktop version of Photoshop. What Snapseed adds to Google’s portfolio is better mobile expertise. Google+ photo editing and filters are fine, but they’re mostly stuck on your desktop, while Snapseed’s filters are on your smartphone where you probably took the picture, and they are powerful.
where to find snapseed
Snapseed is a free app available for both Android and iOS mobile devices. Take pictures on your mobile device, apply Snapseed’s filters, and share them on social media platforms. Snapseed is an artist’s tool with advanced features and recommended for serious photographers, but its easy-to-use controls make it suitable for everyone who likes to play around with their images. For the pros, its the app you use when you want to take a while to make an advanced image.