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Google brings award-winning image editor Snapseed to Android, makes it free on iOS

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Google brings award-winning image editor Snapseed to Android, makes it free on iOS
Snapseed, one of the most robust image editing applications for iPhone and iPad, has now arrived on Android, and its price on iOS was slashed from $4.99 to a sweet zero. That’s all an effect of Google having earlier acquired the makers of the application, Nik Software.

Snapseed revolves around the idea of complex image manipulations done via simple gestures. What makes the app stand out from the ever popular Instagram is exactly the complexity of manipulations and the simplicity of execution. You could apply filters on top of filters on particular parts of an image easily, a level of control you don’t have with Instagram.

Snapseed will work on both Android phones and tablets running versions later than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And here is how Snapseed’s main man Josh Haftel explains the idea behind the application:
“We’d been in the photography space for eons, I was at Nik software for 12 years. We went through this whole process with creating these professional products, and thought, “how do we bring it downstream to the consumer world?” Where is this space for us. Instagram and Hipstamatic are great, but there’s a spot in between those and Photoshop.

We wanted to build tools that include high quality photo editing experiences and make it simple.”

The app is of course fully integrated with Google+, so with a few quick and easy gesture tweaks you can throw it back at your followers on Google’s social network. And that’s a big bonus for both the network and the photographers on it.

You can download Snapseed for iPhone and iPad now in its updated free version, and while the link on Android’s Google Play is live, we guess it’d take a few more minutes to be able to actually download the app on an Android device.

source: Snapseed via Tech Crunch

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posted on 06 Dec 2012, 08:57 5

1. kirholstov (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Cool! But I want to see one on WP.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:05 2

8. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

me too. we can only dream.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 09:48

2. CODHP13 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

Coll app. the only minus z it z integrated with Google + .

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 13:03 1

5. soldiernation (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

What?!?! You don't even have to use Google+.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:43

9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Sadly most people don't or don't you use it. Personally I love G+ and have been trolling it especially hard to get an elusive Ingress invite.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 10:03 5

3. josephnero (Posts: 593; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

this is why i love Google

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 12:35

4. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

It's not on the Google Play Store.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 13:40 1

6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

i just download it
test doesn't hurt

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 13:53

7. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

it is on the play store bro. I downloaded it about 30mins ago. Just type in snapseed and scroll down a bit and there it is...I must say this app might just be a little better than pixlr

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 15:12

10. QuadCorePro343 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

If its not in the play store its because your device is not compatible with snapseed. A little more info from phonearena and other tech sites should note this.

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