Photo editing Stories March 24, 2017

In recent weeks, Google has launched a number of social apps through its Area 120 incubator. However, the company is also working on a first party social app that lets small groups edit pictures together with the help of computer vision.

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Photo editing Stories August 3, 2016

Snapseed 2.8 for Android and iOS adds customizable text filters, photo resizing

An update to Google-owned photo editor Snapseed today adds new filters that allow users to overlay text on images in a variety of styles. Snapseed 2.8 includes a variety of fonts, colors, and other options, as well as the ability to resize photos before sharing or exporting.

Photo editing Stories April 8, 2016

Google Photos on the web gets direct album uploads and new keyboard shortcuts

The most recent update to Google Photos on the web introduced some much-needed editing features. Today’s addition of direct album uploads and new keyboard shortcuts will be a huge help when editing photos in bulk.

Photo editing Stories March 28, 2016


Google Photos for Android recently received a slight redesign in the form of a bottom bar that signified a change in the Material Design guidelines. A smaller app update today changes the behavior of how edited photos are saved.

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Photo editing Stories March 24, 2016

Google’s Nik Collection of Photoshop & Aperture plugins are now free to download

In 2012, Google purchased Nik Software and made their excellent mobile photo editor Snapseed free on Android and iOS. Since then, many of Snapseed’s features have been integrated into Google’s various photo products. Besides mobile, though, Nik also developed plugins for desktop photo editors — and starting today they are also free.

Photo editing Stories January 14, 2015

Adobe Lightroom Android

Adobe has been working to bring Photoshop Lightroom from the desktop to mobile over the last year, and today the image editing app is landing on Android for the first time. Lightroom Mobile for Android joins the company’s existing creative apps for Android including Photoshop ExpressPhotoshop Touch, Adobe Revel, and more. Check out our hands-on with Lightroom for Android below for all the details on Adobe’s latest creative app for mobile users… expand full story

Photo editing Stories August 15, 2014

Afterlight photo editing app now available for Android

After a favorable run on iOS, Afterlight is now available for Android. Priced at $0.99, this image editing software features 59 filters, 66 textures and 77 stylish frames, along with additional options available through in-app purchases. Think of Afterlight as a solid companion for social shutterbugs who frequently share pictures through outlets like Instagram, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

Photo editing Stories February 26, 2014


Google’s had a busy Wednesday in terms of app updates so far, having just released the Google Experience launcher for all Nexus devices and Play Edition devices. Now, the company has released a substantial update for the Google+ Android app. The update includes the normal group of bug fixes we’ve all come to expect, but it also includes a plethora of new features for photographers.

First off, the app now offers the ability to start editing a photo on one device, and then continue the process on another Android device. There are also a handful of new filters and editing tools, many of which we’ve seen before from Snapsneed. There are also some interface tweaks, such as a new “View All” option, which displays your entire photo library, both local photos and cloud photos, in one central interface. Finally, the update also a new option to quickly view photos by the date they were taken.

The full change log via Googler Vic Gundotra is below:

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Photo editing Stories September 11, 2013

Since its original launch, Google+ has become one of the most powerful photo sharing platforms on the web, and tonight Google has announced even more photo editing tools for the social network.

First off, you can now manually adjust the changes that the Auto Enhance functionality makes to your photos, so if you don’t like a certain change, you can reverse it. You can also now adjust individual portions of an image. For example, if you have an image of the beach, you can brighten the sky, while not affecting the beach and sand in the foreground.

Finally, Google+ also now includes Instagram-like filters, such as Vintage, Drama, Retrolux or Black and White.

  • Auto Enhance already makes the photos you add to Google+ look great. Now you can customize and fine tune these adjustments if you have a different look in mind.
  • Selective adjust lets you make edits to specific parts of your image, so you can make that summer sky look even more blue without affecting the beach in the foreground.
  • Filters like Vintage, Drama, Retrolux or Black and White give your photos a new look. Add the finishing touch with a frame.

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Photo editing Stories May 20, 2013

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Following showing off a redesigned three column version of Google+ for the web and new “Auto Awesome” photo editing features at I/O, Google is today bringing some of the new features to its Google+ for Android app.

The updated app, which should be hitting Google Play some time today, will include a number of new photo editing features including the new Auto Awesome effects, auto backup for photos, and other photo editing tools from Snapseed:

  • Auto Backup, to safely and privately store your photos as you snap them
  • Auto Highlight, to browse a selection of top shots from every set of photos you add
  • Auto Enhance, to make subtle improvements to the people and places in your images, automatically
  • Auto Awesome, to create fun new versions of your pictures (like animations and panoramas) based on the photos in your library

The updated Google+ for Android app will also offer improved location sharing with a new Locations section that lets you view your friends’ current locations on a map.

Lastly, after updating you’ll have the ability to access Google’s new intelligent related hashtags feature:

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