Google+ for Android adds Snapseed-inspired filters and synced photo edits across all your devices
Google+ for Android has added a host of new photo-editing features, the most notable being photo editing across all your devices.
According to Google, starting immediately, you can edit a photograph on an Android device, then stop, and continue editing or start all-new changes on another smartphone, tablet or desktop. Also, if you don't like your edits, you can pick up anywhere and revert to your original image. This new "non-destructive photo editing" functionality makes use of the cloud and even supports full-resolution photographs on Google+.
More new photo-editing features include one-touch filters, such as the Snapseed-inspired Drama, Retrolux and HDR scape, and creative tools such as crop and rotate. There's also a single view or "all" view of your photos that displays your entire photo library stored on your current device and backed up in the cloud. Support for massive libraries is coming in the next few weeks.
Google acquired Nik Software, the company behind the popular iOS and Android photo app Snapseed, for an undisclosed amount in 2012. Over the past two years, the Snapseed team has been steadily improving the Google+ photo experience. The one-touch HDR scape feature, for instance, debuted in the Snapseed app, and it provides controls for creating a single, tone-mapped image with stunning detail.
And finally, Google+ for Android has introduced a new and easier way to browse your photos by date. Just swipe through your photos in the All view, then go to the scroll bar on the right, and drag the scroll to move either forward or backward in time. If you'd like to learn more about Google+'s latest photo-editing capabilities, read Pocket-lint's related feature.
The newest version of Google+ for Android, which comes with all the features mentioned above, is now rolling out gradually to the Google Play Store. The app is free and supports most Android devices and versions.