Snapseed, powerful and simple free app for retouching and editing photos on Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad
When we talk about photographic applications, we immediately think of Instagram as the best and most used. But it is not so, Instagram is above all a social network to share photos, but in addition to some vintage effect, does not allow you to edit or improve the photos in full.
The most powerful and most downloaded app in the world is called SnapSeed, already app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and now also available for Android phones and tablets, in all its power, for free.
Snapseed has a variety of impressive photo-editing tools with lots of photo filters, effects and frames to make the most beautiful images.
What makes the app the best among the many existing photo editing applications is its simplicity in using it with your fingers.
The user interface on Android and on iPhone or iPad is immediately showing all its features, both basic and advanced.
On a photo, taken or loaded on the device, you can choose whether to apply effects such as:
– Automatic (color adjustment and contrast).
– Selective adjustment (to change only a part of the photo).
– Fit Image (brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, atmosphere).
– Straighten and rotate
– Black and White
The supported image formats are JPEG and TIFF.
Take, for example, automatic correction.
By moving your finger up and down, you choose whether to change brightness or contrast while moving your finger to the right and left increases or decreases the intensity.
If you take the tool to rotate a photo, you can orient the image using two fingers, as if you were holding it in your hand.
The tool of vintage or grunge filters, allows you to select some preset styles or to modify them using your fingers, always with the up and down, left and right modes.
At any time you can tap the Compare button to see how you are changing the photo compared to the original version.
Among the tools, all easy to use quickly, there are some that deserve special mention as the selective adjustment, the Tilt Shift and the Drama and Black and White filters, truly remarkable.
The only thing that can not be done is the image zoom, which can be a problem for selective changes on small images, where instead a magnifying glass appears to better see a detail. Once the change is complete, you can save your work on the device and share the image on Google+ (this is because the company that developed this app was purchased by Google).
The photos are saved in a separate Snapseed folder on the SD card or on the phone’s memory.