Nik Software, the company behind Snapseed, the popular image editing app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, announced yesterday that it will “soon” port the program to Tegra-powered Android tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich for $5 a pop.

Nik Software President and CEO Michael J. Slater said:

We’re thrilled with the success and worldwide recognition of our popular mobile app and are excited to bring the Snapseed experience to Mac users for the first time. By bringing Snapseed to the Mac App Store, we’re able to quickly extend our reach to a worldwide audience of creative amateur photographers while offering our existing mobile users the fully-featured Mac experience they’ve been asking for.

Nik collaborated with Nvidia on the project so expect some snazzy visuals and smooth performance, which is the hallmark of the iOS version. Snapseed sports cool filters and tools like grunge, vintage and drama to make the best out of your photographs. The full list of features follows…


It is nice to see that major iOS developers are finally taking Google’s platform seriously. Apple named Snapseed its App of the Year 2011 in its recently published iTunes Rewind 2011 selection. Nik also said it will bring Snapseed to the Mac later this month for $20. Note that the above image gallery features screenshots from Snapseed for iPad.

Key Features

Tune Image — Quickly correct photos taken in difficult lighting situations, create depth and vibrancy with Ambience, or adjust White Balance, Saturation, Contrast and more

Auto Correct — Automatically analyzes your photo and adjusts color and exposure, or you can use gestures to add or reduce the enhancements

Control Points — Make precise selections and enhancements in seconds with Nik Software’s revolutionary U Point technology

Tilt-Shift — Creates a narrow in-focus area designed to simulate depth of field, common in a Miniature Scene look

Details — Enhances details with traditional sharpening as well as Nik Software’s unique Structure control found in the professional Nik Software product line

Crop & Straighten — Rotate or straighten with simple touch controls and select from a variety of standard aspect ratios while cropping

Grunge — Explore styles and textures without limits and give photos a totally unique look

Drama — Add custom effects to a photo which range from subtle enhancements of textures to wildly creative and artistic effects

Vintage — Nine unique nostalgic films, plus controls like saturation, textures and vignettes make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s

Frames — Add unique borders to photos by choosing styles and textures

Black and White — Give photos a classic look with this darkroom-inspired filter. Select styles, grain, vignettes, and more for a perfectly nostalgic look

Sharing — Share photos on Facebook and Flickr, email photos, and print them using your home printer

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