Snapseed 2 is the latest version of Google's free photo-editing app for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, iOS and Android. It's the mobile version of an application first made for desktop machines by Nik Software and then taken over by Google along with the rest of the Nik applications. It's been out for a while, so this Google Snapseed 2 review isn't news … [Read more...] about Google Snapseed 2 review
Snapseed is a surprisingly powerful (and free) mobile photo editing app for iOS and Android devices. It was once available as an app for desktop computers but discontinued (Google, you idiot) and for a time its tools were also available as an extension of Google Photos online but that was discontinued too (Google, you double-idiot!).
I am a huge fan of Google Snapseed. I'm not a huge fan of what Google has done with it, dropping the desktop Snapseed app and then the online Snapseed editing tools built into Google+ Photos. This has been replaced by a separate Google Photos option with much simpler editing tools. Thankfully, Snapseed still exists as an iOS and Android app, and while it's still around I aim … [Read more...] about Did you know you can stack filters in Google Snapseed?
Welcome to the third and final part of this mini-series about the Google+ Snapseed editing tools. In part 1 we looked at how to set up a Google+ account, upload pictures and create albums. In part 2 we showed how to open images in the editing window and how to apply a Snapseed filter. In this third and final part we show some of this software's true power and depth. If you … [Read more...] about How to use the Google+ Snapseed editing tools – Part 3
Fans of the desktop version of Snapseed were mortified when Google acquired Nik Software and then discontinued their favourite program. But now it's back, though in a different form. It's now been integrated into the Google+ photo tools, so you can apply all those wonderful Snapseed effects again, but this time within your web browser. It's free, it's available right now, … [Read more...] about How to use the Google+ Snapseed editing tools – Part 2
Did you know that Snapseed is now integrated into Google+? Once you've uploaded your photos on your Google+ account, you can edit them using all the tools that used to be in the Snapseed desktop app, but within the Google Chrome web browser. Welcome to Part 1 of a 3-part mini-series on the Google+ Snapseed editing tools. The second part will be posted at the same time … [Read more...] about How to use the Google+ Snapseed editing tools – Part 1
Tilt-shift effects depend on two things – an understanding of how the illusion is created and the right kind of subject. The illusion is caused by a defocusing effect before and behind the subject. This is what we're used to seeing in close-up photography, where the depth of field is limited and only a narrow region of the subject is sharp. When we see this applied to a … [Read more...] about Create a tilt-shift effect with Snapseed