Snapseed Stories March 17, 2020

Popular photo-editing app Snapseed gets first app update since 2018 w/ bug fixes

The long-forgotten but immensely popular Snapseed is now receiving its first app update on Android since 2018.

Snapseed Stories June 8, 2018


Google acquired the company behind Snapseed in 2012 and later made the pro-level mobile photo editor free. Updates to the app are few and far between these days, but the latest one adds a useful dark theme.

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Snapseed Stories September 19, 2017


Snapseed is a powerful photo editor that Google acquired in 2012 and later made free. This week, the app began rolling out its first update since March and introduces a redesign that adds a bottom bar and makes it faster to access the various tools in the app.

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Snapseed Stories March 21, 2017

Snapseed for Android updated with three new editing features

Snapseed today announced the latest update to its Android application. The update brings the app to version 2.17 and includes a handful of new tools and features. The update was announced in a post on Google+.

Included in today’s update are three new editing tools: Double Exposure, Face Pose, and Expand.

Snapseed Stories March 7, 2017

Snapseed 2.16 allows combinations of edits to be saved & shared as their own filter

Snapseed is adding several new features in version 2.16 for Android and iOS. Notably, the photo editor now allows you to save multiple edits as their own filter for easier application and even sharing. Android-specific features include new tutorials and updated Perspective and Selective tools.

Snapseed Stories January 31, 2017

Snapseed for Android and iOS gets its first 2017 update w/ new curves tool and more

Snapseed is one of our favorite photo editing tools for mobile, and it just keeps getting better with every update. Today, Google has announced the app’s first update of 2017, version 2.15 for both Android and iOS, bringing with it a new feature and several improvements.

Snapseed Stories December 15, 2016

Snapseed 2.14 finally allows for exporting to SD cards, Google Photos adds enhanced grid view

Google’s photo apps are getting a number of updates just before the holiday season. Advanced editor Snapseed makes a number of tweaks to existing tools and adds the option to export to SD cards. Meanwhile, Google Photos is adding an enhanced grid view to make your best photos more prominent.

Snapseed Stories November 30, 2016



Earlier this month, Google Photos added machine learning-based filters and more fine-tuned editing controls similar to the ones in Snapseed. An update today to Google’s pro-level photo editor revamps the interface for those controls and makes them easier to use.

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Snapseed Stories September 1, 2016

Snapseed update adds new Face, Perspective, and White Balance tools on Android

Snapseed 2.9 is rolling out today on Android with a number of features, including new Face, Perspective, and White Balance tools. The app also includes some new animations and the ability to customize the file format and compression rate when exporting.

Snapseed 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.

Snapseed 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.

Snapseed Stories February 4, 2016

Google Photos adds quick access to pics taken on same day, Snapseed gains new automatic features

Both of Google’s excellent photo apps received an update this week. Version 1.13 of Google Photos adds a new feature to easily look at other photos taken on the same day when in search, while Snapseed now has several new automatic features, like face detection.

Snapseed Stories October 29, 2015

Google’s Snapseed now has support for editing RAW photos on Android

Snapseed 2.1 is now rolling out on the Play Store, and there’s one big feature addition: support for editing photos in RAW. In case you didn’t know, RAW support was first brought to the platform with Android Lollipop’s release, and now Google’s own photo editing app is also supporting the format.

Here’s the word, straight from Google’s Anton Daubert:

Today is a big day for Snapseed users! Snapseed 2.1 brings RAW photo editing to your Android device.

Traditionally, shooting and editing RAW photos has been the domain of DSLR cameras and desktop software. But with the RAW capabilities that were added to Android 5 last year, RAW is now becoming important for mobile photography, too.

Snapseed now allows you to edit those RAW photos in the DNG file format right on your mobile device. You can also edit DNGs that were shot on cameras or converted from other RAW formats.

If you’re not exactly familiar with photography format terminology, RAW formats are traditionally associated with DSLR cameras, and they are the most pure form of a photo that preserves everything that the camera captured. This allows you to do more complex edits that would otherwise be impossible with other, more lossy formats.

Google says that in addition to RAW editing features, Snapseed also has “some slight polishes throughout the app” in this version to make navigating it just a bit easier. You can get the app on the Play Store for free.

Snapseed 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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Snapseed Stories January 11, 2012



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…


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