Snapseed

For me a must have iPhoneography (and Android) app. Snapseed is a winner of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Award for the Best Mobile Photo App category. Snapseed is created by the highly regarded Nik Software (now owned by Google).

Rating (all versions): 4 (8555 ratings).
Rating (current version): 4 (19 ratings).
Current Price: USD0.
Where there are iPhone and iPad apps, rating data and pricing relate to the iPhone app.




Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.

== KEY FEATURES==
• 26 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Transform (see list below)
• Opens JPG and RAW files
• Use the “stack” to re-adjust edits later
• Selective filter brush
• All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control
• “Insights” feature with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography

== TOOLS AND FILTERS ==
• RAW Develop – open and tweak native camera files; save non-destructively or export as JPG (8 controls)
• Tune image – adjust exposure and color automatically or manually with fine, precise control (7 controls)
• Details – magically brings out surface structures in images
• Crop – crop to standard sizes or freely (8 aspect ratios)
• Rotate – rotate by 90°, or straighten a skewed horizon
• Transform – fix skewed lines and perfect the geometry of horizons or buildings
• White Balance – adjust the colors so that the image looks more natural
• Brush – selectively retouch exposure, saturation, brightness or warmth
• Selective – the renown “Control Point” technology: Position up to 8 points on the image and assign enhancements, the algorithm does the rest magically
• Healing – remove the uninvited neighbor from a group picture
• Vignette – add a soft darkness around the corners like a beautiful, wide-aperture would do
• Text – add both stylized or plain text (38 predefined styles)
• Curves - have precise control over the brightness levels in your photos (30 predefined styles)
• Lens Blur – add a beautiful Bokeh to images (background softening), ideal for photographic portraits (11 Bokeh types)
• Glamour Glow – add a fine glow to images, great for fashion or portraits (6 styles)
• Tonal Contrast – boost details selectively in the shadows, midtones and highlights
• HDR Scape – bring a stunning look to your images by creating the effect of multiple exposures (4 styles)
• Drama – add a hint of doomsday to your images (6 styles)
• Grunge – an edgy look with strong styles and texture overlays (5 basic styles, endless variations)
• Grainy Film – get modern film looks with realistic grain (18 styles)
• Vintage – the style of color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s (12 styles)
• Retrolux – go retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles (13 basic styles, endless variations)
• Noir – Black and White film looks with realistic grain and the “wash” effect (14 styles)
• Black & White – classic Black and White look straight out of the darkroom (11 styles)
• Frames – add frames with adjustable size (23 frames)
• Face – add focus to the eyes, add face-specific lighting, or smoothen skin (10 predefined styles)

iPhone photography – 10 must have iPhoneography apps

My go to iPhoneography apps. I tend to share my more complex iPhone photography. Perhaps the iPhone apps that I use day to day get ignored. Here they are.

Continue Reading

iPhone photography tutorial – { time to bow }

Floral still life iPhone Photography work in a textured painterly style. Very often I build a grungy texture in to my iPhoneography but with this one I decided to take a slightly different route and create something with a more minimalist clean feel.

Continue Reading

iPhone photography tutorial – { foggy scooting }

This iPhoneography workflow was born out of frustration. Living primarily in the city it felt like so long since I last saw fog. I decided to try to create a foggy atmosphere where none existed using iphone photography apps. This is my first experiment.

Continue Reading

iPhone photography tutorial – { school run }

I am lucky enough to be able to do the school run occasionally. It can be a beautiful time of the day with a magical quality of light. I generally shy away from photographing near the school environment, even discreetly using iPhone photography. I finally got a suitable opportunity.

Continue Reading

iPhone photography workflow and feature { foggy lincoln common }

A low edit iPhone photography image. Not my normal style at first glance but there is something in this image that I constantly try to capture or create – atmosphere. In this case all I needed to do was capture it and then edit it in a sympathetic manner.

Continue Reading

iPhoneography workflow – { urban dweller }

Recently during my iPhoneography exploits I’ve been messing around with slightly covert capture methods. This iPhone photography tutorial discusses what I’ve been up to and looks at straightening in some detail.

Continue Reading

iPhoneography textured workflow – { californian poppy }

Texture blended floral iPhoneography image of a Calfornian Poppy. Purposely quite a low edit. I wanted to create a textured background but with that amazing bright tangerine orange colour, I wanted to maintain as much vibrancy and clarity as possible in the flower.

Continue Reading

Page 3 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7