Snapseed app updated with Curves and other improvements

Snapseed, the popular photo editing app that Google acquired back in 2012, received its first update of 2017.

The update brings a new tool that many users should be familiar with from desktop image editing programs: Curves (seen in the screenshot on the left). The tool provides exact control over color and brightness levels, plus various presets, thus making editing a more complete process.

For now, Curves seems to be available only in the iOS version of Snapseed, though we assume that the Android app will get it soon, too. In any case, there's a number of novelties that both the iOS and Android app have received, including improved face detection in the Face filter, and an enhanced Text tool.

If you're using Snapseed (either on iOS, or Android), let us know what you think about the app's latest update. If you don't have Snapseed but want to try it, you can download it for free from Apple App Store and Google Play - check out the second and third sources below.

sources: Snapseed (Google+), App Store, Google Play



1. RubyNinja

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Awesome!! I've been using Snapseed for years, and I have been waiting (and wating...) for the "Curves" feature...

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Snapseed: the only image editing app I have...cause it's reliable and user friendly...and supports RAW editing.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

All I need now is noise reduction. And then bye bye Light room!

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Snap speed have a big problem in editing ultra high resolution images. when I use it to edit 20mp images it downsamples the image to a shirt thing like 4mp to increase the processing speed and the final result in incredibly worse than Light room. snapspeed is good for little instagram tweaks but for the moment (at least the last time I tried it few months ago) it is zero for serious work, just for this simple reason

4. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

interesting, i've just used the "Curves" feature yesterday in the photo editor baked into the messaging app "Telegram". it's quite an interesting feature.

5. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Just waiting for noise reduction but Lightroom Mobile is the app to use for that. Both are great for RAW editing.

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