Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM ET
Snapseed, a popular photo-editing app, has ditched its iOS-only label and arrived on Android. Oh, and it's now free, rather than setting users back five bucks.
Since Nik Software — the maker of Snapseed — was acquired by Google in September, it's not exactly a surprise that the app has finally hit Android or that the iOS version has received some little Google-friendly tweaks. (Though some part of me does wonder why it even took so long for this to happen.)
The newly released Android app basically looks identical to its iOS counterpart. All the simple-yet-ridiculously-powerful editing tools are in the same spots and work the same way. You can use a one-tap auto correct tool, tune entire images, crop and rotate at will, use a "selective adjust" tool to specifically enhance certain parts of photos, toss in filters, add frames, and more.
The latest iOS update adds a new filter option called Retrolux to the app, updates the frame options, and (unsurprisingly) throws in a Google+ sharing option.
Snapseed was definitely worth five bucks in the past, so there's little reason to not snag the app now that it's free. You can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Just keep in mind that your mobile device must be running iOS 5 or Android 4.0 (or higher).
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