Snapseed Available to Android with Google+ Integration
Google today made the Snapseed mobile photo editing application available to its Android platform for the first time. Google acquired the company behind Snapseed, Nik Software, earlier this year. Snapseed was previously only available to the iPhone. The application is a rich photo editing tool that Google says goes far beyond the simple filters of other mobile apps, such as Instagram. More importantly, the application includes native support for Google+, Google's budding social network, so that Snapseed users can more easily share their edited photos online. Google also announced a new feature for Google+ called Communities. The Communities feature will serve as hubs for Google+ users to discuss a particular interest, hobby, or topic, and includes the ability to share photos, articles, and create/join hangouts. Snapseed will hit the Google Play Store later today and the Communities feature of Google+ will become available over the next few days. Google is also offering a revised version of Snapseed for iOS, which is free.
Snapseed for Android and iOS Adopts Curves
Google has added several features to its Snapseed photo editing app for Android and iOS devices. The primary new tool is called curves, which allows people to precisely control brightness levels within their photos.
Snapseed Gains RAW Picture Editing
Google today updated its Snapseed photo editing application and gave it the ability to edit RAW images. RAW editing enables new controls for correcting exposure, color, and tone after images have been taken.
Latest Google Photos for Android Offers Non-Destructive Editing
Google is rolling out an update to Google Photos for Android devices that makes it possible to undo changes made to images. Photos version 1.7 includes fully reversible and non-destructive editing so users can save edits alongside a new copy of each photo.
Update to Google Photos Adds Album Editing Features
Google today pushed out a modest update to the Google Photos app for Android devices and it brings with it several new functions. To start, Google Photos can now recognize animations created by the Google Camera app (think GIFs).