Snapseed for Android launched, iOS version updated

Snapseed, the popular iOS photo-editing app, has made the jump to Android in a move that will surprise nobody.

Snapseed is the child of Nik Software, acquired by Google in September 2012, so its move over to Android was always rather predictable, giving Google a great photo-editing app to feed into Google+.

Apple iPhone owners shouldn't be disgruntled at having to share another cool app with Android, however, because not only is it free, rather than being £2.99 previously, but the Apple version has also been updated.

Snapseed will let you edit captured or existing images, using a simple system of swipes. It gives you a rather minimalist user interface, but it's incredibly effective, with plenty of options to correct things such as white balance, before sharing or saving your creation.

In our quick play with the Android app it seems to work really well. There's shortcut to share on Google+ in the main window, but you can get to the usual comprehensive sharing options via the menu. 

You can turn on information overlays at any time to help you master the features of the app, and there are plenty of options to tweak, correct and beautify your pictures, as well as an instant compare button, so you can see the difference between the edited and original versions.

It looks like a great alternative to several existing paid-for apps on Android, and should be as popular on Google's platform as it is on Apple's.

READ: Snapseed review (iOS)

Snapseed for Android is free and available on Google Play now



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