Snapseed, an excellent award winning photo editor app from the iOS platform lands on Google Play Store for free. You’ll need a device running Android 4.0 or higher to run this app. The good news is that iPhone and iPad users can also now download this app free from the iTunes App Store.
Incidentally, the publishers of the app, Nik Software, was acquired by Google recently. Now did Facebook buying out imaging app company Instagram have anything to do with this move from Google. Google’s also realised that the secret to being a popular Social Network is the ability for users to upload pictures to their network. Facebook upped the ante when they acquired Instagram to improve their photo sharing ability, giving users the ability to slap a filter and a frame to the photos on the mobile before uploading their photos to their Facebook albums. Snapseed from Google now goes a step further giving users better image editing facilities on the phone.
Snapseed’s image editing features is way more advanced that what Instagram provides. Getting a hang of the features takes a little time to get used to. The on screen help which pops up the first time you access a new feature helps since most of the features are gesture driven. You can also get a quick tutorial on how to use the basic features of the app from the Snapseed site. Need more? Check out this video to get a quick overview.
via Google Blog