New Favorite App: Snapseed

Snapseed is my new favorite app*. It’s like Photoshop and Instagram had a baby that quietly lives in your iPhone (or iPad, or desktop) and only does really cute things that you want to send to your Grandma and all of your friends. It has a beautiful, easy to use interface that allows you to customize things like contrast, white balance and saturation either for the whole image or for specific parts of the image. It is brilliant. For those who like the immediacy of Instagram, Snapseed comes with loaded filters that you can use as-is or tweak per your liking (change the intensity of the effect and textures, as one example). I am mostly brain dead today and I was able to take this picture:

Straight out of camera image of Red Rocks from my iPhone

and with a few clicks and swipes turn it into this image:

Red Rocks iPhone image with Snapseed.

It is so much more rich and dynamic! This is the first image I’ve edited with this software so I’m sure that this only scratches the surface of what can be done. I’m also not a great photographer or a great photo editor, so don’t hold that against Snapseed. Instead, you should check them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Snapseed is available on the iTunes store for $4.99, or about half of the change I found in the dryer today (yay absent-minded partners!).

*Snapseed has no idea who I am. There is no benefit to me raving about this app other than your newly wonderful and beautiful pictures.