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 (11526 ratings). Rating (current version): 4 (1370 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== • 29 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective (see list below) • Opens JPG and RAW files • Save your personal looks and apply them to new photos 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, FILTERS AND FACE == • RAW Develop – open and tweak native camera files; save non-destructively or export as JPG • Tune image – adjust exposure and color automatically or manually with fine, precise control • Details – magically brings out surface structures in images • Crop – crop to standard sizes or freely • Rotate – rotate by 90°, or straighten a skewed horizon • Perspective – 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 • Expand - increase the size of your canvas and fill up the new space in smart ways with content of your image • Lens Blur – add a beautiful Bokeh to images (background softening), ideal for photographic portraits • Glamour Glow – add a fine glow to images, great for fashion or portraits • 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 • Drama – add a hint of doomsday to your images • Grunge – an edgy look with strong styles and texture overlays • Grainy Film – get modern film looks with realistic grain • Vintage – the style of color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s • Retrolux – go retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles • Noir – Black and White film looks with realistic grain and the “wash” effect • Black & White – classic Black and White look straight out of the darkroom • Frames – add frames with adjustable size • Double Exposure - blend two photos, choosing from blend modes that are inspired by shooting on film and by digital image processing • Face Enhance – add focus to the eyes, add face-specific lighting, or smoothen skin • Face Pose - correct the pose of portraits based on three dimensional models
Fog is my favourite weather for creating atmospheric mobile photography. Mother nature does all the work for me. All I need to do is find an interesting composition and frame it. When she doesn’t produce fog, I try to mimic her work.
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.
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.
iPhone photography and social media very often go hand in hand. Many iPhoneography apps have built in social sharing functionality. Focusing on Instagram, I explain my partly manual and partly automated social sharing process.
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.
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.
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.
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.