[AppAttack] How to Use Snapseed | Mobile Photo Editing Made Easy!

Hello there! We surely love editing photographs and enhancing them using the online editors available. Snapseed is one such photo editor application, but a truly refined and classic one in my knowledge. If you have used the Snapseed app even for once, you are sure to remember it forever!

The application works just like any other mobile photo editing app, however, this one has a lot of extra features too. In this blog, we shall discuss the technical aspects of using the Snapseed app in the right way, making the best of the settings provided to you.

The Snapseed TuneUp Tools and Options

You will find a good range of tune-up options on Snapseed application and they are given as follows:


This helps with tackling the problems like low light on a certain portion of the image and with toning down the over-exposed side of the snap. However, you cannot apply this same Snapseed filter setting on all the snaps, as lowering the brightness will make the details clearer.


I love this one! It helps with increasing the difference between the light and dark shades of the images. You can adjust it in the way you wish to and enhance the image.


This image tuning setting makes the colors pop a bit for you. Use this option if you want to give a saturated feel to the colors and make them more vibrant.


All kinds of pictures have their own unique charm and vibe. After cropping and editing the image, they may lose that feel – which can now be adjusted with this ambiance property. Using this Snapseed app option, you can set the saturation and the contrast of the image at the same time.


You know what a shadow is, right? Coming to this photo editing tool, this one’s like the ‘Highlight’ option, the only difference is you are dealing with the dark areas of the image. This means the dark spots of the image will become darker depending on the intensity you set.


You can either give the image a warm feel with the orange tint or drag the slider to give it a cool tint of blue color. So yes, you can even turn a cool blue sky into a bright orange-sunny one! Snapseed app download is now possible for the iOS and Android operating systems.


This setting present in the tuning tools helps with adjusting the brightness of the image over the entire image. Similarly, if the image is underexposed or overexposed, you can simply adjust the highlight bar and set it to the desired value.

So, these are the basic photo tune-up tools available on Snapseed which makes the main base of the editing work. Now, we shall get into the Snapseed options in a more detailed manner and see how you can turn your ordinary image into an extraordinary one.

Snapseed Editing Tips and Tricks That You Must Follow Now

You can now get Snapseed app for Android and iOS, this is the first pre-requisite thing that you must do.

First, go to the Google Play Store or the App Store on your iOS device – search for the Snapseed app and tap on the Install button. Once the app is installed, run the Snapseed app – follow the initial instructions as directed to you. On the top left-side corner you will find an ‘open’ option, this is from where you upload the image to be edited.

Image Source: Google

The image is now ready for the Snapseed edit! Following are the things you can try using the Snapseed app:

1. Know the Basics

To understand the advanced features of Snapseed, you must know the basics first. The tune up tools discussed in the previous section fall in the basics of the Snapseed app. These basic photo editing points are brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. You can make slight adjustments before getting started with the main editing options.

2. Selective Tool for Editing a Part of the Image

The tune-up tools apply the edit to the entire image. What would you do for a selective portion edit? This is where a Selective tool comes into use. Go to the Tools option and choose the Selective option. You will find one circle on the image, drag the circle and place it in the editing region. This way you can apply an edit to the selective portion.

3. Healing Tool for Removing an Object

It’s not always that you click a picture-perfect snap. The image will have a perspective, but there are unwanted elements like a tree, person, vehicle or anything that you want to remove from the image. You can use the Healing tool for this purpose, and you may also need other additional changes for fine editing.

4. Double Exposure Setting

This one is for the pro photo editing experts who want to superimpose an image over another. It’s quite tricky for the beginners. Along with editing skills, you need a creative mind to make the best of this Snapseed app setting.

5. Make Use of the Filters

Well, of course! This is my favorite section of all! There is a wide range of Snapseed filters that you can apply to your photographs. You can opt for the basic filters like Faded Glow, Pop to the advanced filters like the Vintage, Noir Grunge and more!

6. Special Portrait Shot Editing

Snapseed comes with an inbuilt option for Portrait Shot editing, which is specifically designed for the portrait images. You just need to go to the Tools and then tap on the Portrait option, and an array of lighting options will be listed below.

7. Add Block of Text and Frames

Using this Snapseed android feature you can add a block of text or frames to your image. There are multiple text fonts and frames you can try from – you can even change the text color as per your requirement. They are also a great addon if you wish to add watermarks to your clicks.

8. Background Blur Option

If you want to add a Blur effect on the image, tap on the Lens Blur tool. Using this tool, you can adjust the focal point of the camera and add the required level of blur to the image you are working on. One point to note here; we can’t reduce the blurriness of the original image using this Snapseed android tool.

9. Perspective Tool

It may happen that you clicked one image, but it turned out to be a bit slant. You can correct such errors using the tool named Perspective. Also, if the image doesn’t have a quality space in the background, you can use the same tool and adjust the image as per the requirement.

10. Saving the Images in High Quality

Last but not least, you can save the images in different JPEG size options. You can set the Image Format as JPEG/PNG and even save the JPEG images with 100, 95 or 80% picture quality.

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