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Snapseed

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Professional quality photo edits with the new Snapseed.

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  • img Community
    Even if you take 100 photos of the same shot, you'll still want to do some photo editing to ensure that your picture is stock ready. With dozens of filters and tools at your fingertips, you can precisely tweak your photos to achieve that polished and professional look.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Make all your photos more exciting and beautiful by using Snapseed to help edit your pictures. You can make your Instagram even more eye-catching by choosing from over 10 filters and tons of other ways to edit your photos.
    img by Mikes
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you manage your sorority's social media profiles, you'll want to upload pictures of activities and engagements by your sorority members. You can apply this tool for editing pictures with a professional touch. There are over 12 tools to help you modify photographs or highlight certain features.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    To get the perfect social media header, you first need the perfect picture. Instead of spending 50 hours learning a complicated and expensive editing software, use Snapseed. Snapseed lets you quickly and professionally edit your photos so they are ready to become the perfect header.
    img by Kim
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    On your 4 or 5 day trip in Peru, you might just take 1,000 pictures. Use your phone to edit your favorites professionally and categorize, save, and share them all from one place.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Did you even eat at that fancy restaurant if you didn't post a picture of your meal? Make sure all 3 courses show up perfectly on everyone's feed with high quality editing software from your phone.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking photos at night can be extremely difficult, and it takes 1000s of tries to perfect the art of night photography. Luckily, Snapseed lets you edit your pictures with tools ranging from exposure to curves so that you can produce professional-looking photographs.
    img by Umar
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    What's better than being able to take shots of waterfalls? Being able to edit photos of those beautiful falls to your heart's content. With this photo editor, you can utilize its over 20 tools including vintage, retrolux, lens blur, HDR-scape, and vignette filters to transform your waterfall photos into professional shots.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    After you finish taking your photos, you want to edit them so they are Internet-ready. Instead of just beginner filters and effects, you have the all-included tool kit to make your landscape photos shine.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you have over 500 photos to organize and edit, you'll want a simple tool on your phone that can edit them all individually or at once. Make the most of every moment captured and bring them to life.
    img by Jackie
    1 year ago
  • Adding free form focus points!!! Jul 30, 2018

    By CEOofSimp
    I really love using this app to edit all my photos. I’m rating 4 stars, to possibly grab your attention on a few new suggestions to add into the apps editing features. First, I think adding a free form focus area in the Lens Blur instead of shapes would be AMAZING. Along with that adding the ability to not just have one focal point, but multiple focal pints, while still being able to blur out the background or things the editor doesn’t want the photo to focus on. Another new feature you should add to this app should be to have a onscreen convenient undo/redo buttons while using any tool in the app; that way the editor won’t have to continuously click in and out of the tool in order to make an alter to an edit or to fix a mistake. I realize there’s an erasing tool, but when you have much to edit and a list of other photos you plan to edit as well, it is time consuming; not to mention that many people using there fingers to edit will likely cause a mistake to worsen by using the eraser tool, which is well - another negative. - Anyways I really do hope someone who can add these two features read my review, and will actually consider adding these two features. I guarantee it will make many people happy. -Overall though, this photo editing app is AMAZING and I highly recommend using it!!!
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Vanessa Wikander
    My favorite photo editing app. The only issue I have is when I'm done editing(and have more than 5 edits) snapseed will force close itself. It makes me so mad I bought another photo editor... but it sucks, so I'm back to using Snapseed.. I really wish they could fix whatever issue it is that makes the app stop working..especially when I've been editing the same photo for a few hours..then I have to start all the way over😐 other than that...great app! 😊
  • Unparalleled Nov 21, 2017

    By BeatlesFan128
    The app is very intuitive, and even the advanced features aren't cluttered or overly complicated (that said, performance and accuracy isn't compromised either). There are a lot of features, and I like how you can choose to save your edits step by step, and can see exactly what you did (and even undo!) after a picture is saved. This does everything you need it to do, and if you spend a lot of time you can get professional grade editing. The only reason I'm not giving this 5/5 is because I seem to be having a problem with the newest update. I can't open pictures, like at all. Even ones I'm certain I've edited with this app. It's a pretty major issue but I don't want to dissuade anyone from getting this because of a bad update, since I've never had a single issue before. Hopefully it will be patched soon.
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Sreeja Chakraborty
    Great app for all sorts of basic photo edits. Of course you can't manipulate as much as you can on Photoshop but again, if you ask me, this is the best free app for editing photos on your phone (unless you're rich and you can afford the paid features of Adobe apps). I use Snapseed for all my edits and I'm a very happy user. I wish there were more font faces and font styles though.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Lord Cyberbloke
    this app is brilliant, and the range of tools is great! my only criticism is this, as someone who makes movie poster style edits, i often download transparent png images. but when i go to perform a double exposure, snapseed is unable to do it with png downloads (transparent or not). it seems jpeg /jpg is the only download type supported for double exposures, i don't know if this is a glitch, an isolated case or I'm too stupid to see how to do it, but if this was amended, it would be even better
  • A Must-Have App For All Serious Photographers Mar 21, 2017

    By Paul in NJ
    This is one of a very select number of apps that appear on my coveted front page. Its ability to smartly select areas for selective retouching is uncannily accurate; its Structure feature beats anything Photoshop can do; and its Ambience tool provides a wonderful combination of brightness, shadow opening, warmth, and even incredible highlight protection all at once. On top of that are regularly-introduced enhancements like the Curves tool, and the incredible White Balance tool which allows you to see your eyedropper effect in real time as you drag it around your image – a huge advantage I have not seen in any other mobile app or even desktop program. On top of all of this, there are other miraculous effects that seem to be added every other week that are too numerous to delineate here but are absolutely worth exploring. My only two wishes are that 1) a clone tool be added; and 2) there were even more options in the Selective and Brush Tools. Still, I recommend this app without reservation.
  • Worked great, until it didn’t May 5, 2018

    By Adoragurl
    I must start by saying that I love Snapseed. I have used it for several months taking inventory photos for my business and it has worked great for me, until it didn’t. I’m not sure what happened, if it update messed with the settings, or what. When I use the text filter it used to work great, now when I use it the words are so tiny that they are barely visible. I have googled everything I can to try to find a fix to this as well as searching within the settings of the app to see if I can change the text size, but with the exception of making the bubble that I’m putting the text in extremely large, I can find no other fix. Also, I have edited hundreds of photos with Snapseed only to wake up one day and ALL of my photos are back to their unedited state. Thankfully I have most of them uploaded to my computer or I would have had to redo them all. Very disappointing. I’m hoping any future updates to the app will fix this and the text functionality because until that happens this app is essentially useless to me and I love this app.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By GGMattt_
    I love this app 👌🏻 I use it all the time to edit my phone photos and also transfer over pictures from my Nikon to edit and post to my Instagram accounts. I much prefer this over Lightroom to be honest as there's NO pay wall! Sure the healing tool could be a little better but it doesn't take too many taps on the spot you're healing to get rid of the thing you're trying to blend.
  • It was great—until it wasn’t Oct 15, 2018

    By Suzanne T.
    When I first discovered Snapseed, I was teaching a smart phone photography class and didn’t know how I was going to be able to help the non-Apple students. This app saved the day. I have relied on it for several years now. My 10,000-word class presentation Is filled with all kinds of Snapseed Screenshots. Students seem to like it a lot. Imagine my dismay when, a couple of weeks ago, the screen turns black whenever I try to access a photo from either my or photos or favorite is filled with all kinds of Snapseed Screenshots. Students seem to like it a lot. Imagine my dismay when, a couple of weeks ago, the screen turns black whenever I tap a photo from either my All Photos or Favorites app album! I can still swipe through the filmstrip if I need to open a photo for editing, but that’s so impractical for 9K images on my iPhone X iOS 12.0.1. During class, I also project live-screen demos from my phone (using an HDMI-to-lightning connector). The only place I’ve found this problem discussed is on Reddit. No one has a solution yet. Please, Google: help!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Ashutosh Agnihotri
    I don't understand and won't that why can't Snapseed also serve as a Photo Viewer. Other sever limitations:- *No collage option. *No image resize. *No transparent background. *Limited Text Box with no manual styling. *Limited mixing of multiple images *No layers. *No drawing over pictures. *No Cut-out Best parts of it are... ... it has a very user friendly menu, a neat color correction, superb healing tool, and a pack almost all common tools making it default choice for picture editing.
  • img Community

    You can't achieve good quality any more Feb 2, 2021

    By Katarzyna Bieniaszewska
    Something must have been changed in this app. Quality gets terribly low after a slightly edit. The app is not useful any more.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By robin pracheth
    It was good all this time. But, all of a sudden the double exposure option is not working. The image does not load. I have tried clearing the cache data as well as uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Still getting same error. Kindly help.
  • Unusable now Feb 19, 2021

    By Dgyyegjuyrdu
    I used to love Snapseed, but now it keeps exporting with reduced quality, despite my having double checked the settings. It is exporting 12+ megapixel images as 3.1 megapixel. So I have to use the roundabout way to save to Files instead, from the share menu. I cannot easily open the images I want, since it is a mess trying to open images from Snapseed, without a proper file picker. All the images on my iPad show up together in the terrible tile view. I have marked my favorites in Google Photos, but for some reason, I can't share directly to Snapseed. So I have to download them first. Then if I try to start from Files to find the photo, when I use the share menu and select Snapseed, Snapseed says "Error, Could not load image". I've double checked my settings and Snapseed has access to all photos. Sometimes the image will load as read only, and then Snapseed doesn't give me the option to Save, only to export, which is broken as I wrote. Between the broken export and the difficulty getting images from Google Photos to open in Snapseed, I can't get anything done.
  • So Dissatisfied with Google Sep 28, 2021

    By sandykreit
    Google has no real customer service so, when you have an issue though luck. I purchased an App called SnapSeed, which is a Google App and from what everyone, and I mean everyone tells me it’s the best. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my iPhone and there is no way to get anyone to help me from Google. Also, this app is vs 13, and Apple is on bd 15, come on Google catch up. My problem is every tool in this app is FROZEN, I can’t do anything with it. Not helpful for an iPhone photographer. There is no real phone number to call for tech support like Apple has. No email to write to like hundreds of other companies have. No Live Chat, nothing but generic articles to read that doesn’t help me at all. I’m told by Apple you read these reviews, I hope they are correct because you need to step up on customer service, where’re the people who keep you in business and you should be available to help us when one of your products has a glitch or any issue. So that’s about all I have to say, you make a great product that I can’t use because there is a glitch of some kind and you’re not up to date with the Apple operating system.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Titanium
    My experience is absolutely infuriating as I couldn't save the photo I edited for hours so meticulously. It always says couldn't save photo and doesn't export whatever I do. Kindly fix it. My current device is mi10T. And this isn't a one time issue. So many edits I've slaved over have to closed because the stupic app couldn't save the phot0
  • Devs Please Read! Nov 4, 2020

    By Mercari Help & Info
    I will change this review once this is corrected... I use this app all the time on my iPad Pro. Normally I love it however just in the last couple days it is not working properly. After I do some minimal touching up of my photos I push the button to upload the edited photo to my photos. It will start going through the motions of uploading the edited photo but then now it starts spinning in a blue circle like it’s thinking but it gets stuck. While it is doing this I can not do anything, get it to stop, upload a new pic, etc. I have tried getting in & out of the app many times & have also deleted then reloaded the app hoping this would fix any minor glitches. Sadly nothing has worked.. I really do not want to have to download another app.. I use your app all of the time & really would like to continue using it!! Please fix this & advise where do I go to get this fixed?? There is nothing wrong w/my iPad Pro & this has nothing to do w/me trying to do too many edits at once.. Doesn’t matter what I do. Your app will not allow me to upload anything.. HELP!!
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Alf Phillips
    Why does the iPad version work better? I downloaded the app onto my Android phone to save transferring photographs to my iPad. The expand tool does something really strange, (or stupid) and instead of just expanding the canvas, it seems to include a clone stamp effect which adds really horrible artefacts to my image. Uninstalled after one go.
  • The Worst Mar 2, 2021

    By NinjaBunni..$;7$,
    This application is great. It has so many features and so much you can use to edit. Literally the only problem is that it does not save your edited photos properly. You’ll edit it to perfection, save a copy, and when you go into your photos to look at it—BAM— there are darkened, yellowed corners out of nowhere. All the editing you did was pointless. Even if you go into the app again, use the Selective tool to correct it, and save, the copy will STILL not save to look how it looked in the app. It will somehow transform when you save it, and it will look awful. It will look unlike anything how it looked in the app. This is infuriating. It makes using the app pointless. Why would I spend so much time editing a photo to look perfect only to have it save looking like someone went in a screwed it all up? I’m opening the app, changing NOTHING about a image, saving it, and even those unedited images come out looking like someone spilt coffee on the corners of it. HOW? As an artist who relies on apps like this to help me post great looking work, I am beyond disappointed. If a photo looks great, it should still look great AFTER you save it. It should look IDENTICAL to how it looked in the app. It doesn’t make any sense why it would suddenly change between saving it and looking at it in your phone’s photo album. I don’t know what kind of bug butchers photos that bad only after they’ve been saved but boy did I waste my time trying to get it to look normal. It’s impossible.
  • From amazing to unreliable Jun 23, 2018

    By Eversoe
    I have been a major fan of Snapseed for years, turning many friends onto its powerful photo editing tools. But with the latest update in June of 2018, it has all of a sudden become unreliable. I recently returned from a 3-day trek into the Grand Canyon, and spent an hour editing photos using Snapseed. Yesterday I went to post some of the pics, and more than half of the photos I had edited had reverted to their unedited state. Confused, I spent another hour editing the photos, and then posted a couple on Instagram. Today, I went to post another photo, and discovered yet again, several of my photos had automatically reverted to their unedited state. I can share screenshots showing one of the photos I posted to Instagram looks totally different that the photo on my phone now. This is extremely frustrating, time-wasting and makes me lose complete faith in trusting my photos to Snapseed. Please, please fix this!!!!
  • App crashing after exported edit of photo? Feb 6, 2018

    By fwhitlatch
    Hello, so now for the last 6 months I have to reinstall the app after about 1 to 3 photo edits. What happens after applying all my edits I go to export photo from the three options. Doesn’t matter what option I pick it will crash. After crash it does safe the photo but if I try to go back into app it just opens and then closes out. At this time now not being able to use the app at all. So then I have to delete the app and reinstall to do more editing but the same process of 1 to 3 photos then it crashes and having to delete then reinstall again. Can you guys please fix his I love this app but have installed it now a zillion times to keep using it and it’s getting old that it keeps crashing. It never used to do this. Could you guys please help? Hopefully to read this since the help app side won’t let me write a note like this there. Thanks, Franklin. W
  • img Community
    Even if you take 100 photos of the same shot, you'll still want to do some photo editing to ensure that your picture is stock ready. With dozens of filters and tools at your fingertips, you can precisely tweak your photos to achieve that polished and professional look.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Make all your photos more exciting and beautiful by using Snapseed to help edit your pictures. You can make your Instagram even more eye-catching by choosing from over 10 filters and tons of other ways to edit your photos.
    img by Mikes
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you manage your sorority's social media profiles, you'll want to upload pictures of activities and engagements by your sorority members. You can apply this tool for editing pictures with a professional touch. There are over 12 tools to help you modify photographs or highlight certain features.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    To get the perfect social media header, you first need the perfect picture. Instead of spending 50 hours learning a complicated and expensive editing software, use Snapseed. Snapseed lets you quickly and professionally edit your photos so they are ready to become the perfect header.
    img by Kim
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    On your 4 or 5 day trip in Peru, you might just take 1,000 pictures. Use your phone to edit your favorites professionally and categorize, save, and share them all from one place.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Did you even eat at that fancy restaurant if you didn't post a picture of your meal? Make sure all 3 courses show up perfectly on everyone's feed with high quality editing software from your phone.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking photos at night can be extremely difficult, and it takes 1000s of tries to perfect the art of night photography. Luckily, Snapseed lets you edit your pictures with tools ranging from exposure to curves so that you can produce professional-looking photographs.
    img by Umar
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    What's better than being able to take shots of waterfalls? Being able to edit photos of those beautiful falls to your heart's content. With this photo editor, you can utilize its over 20 tools including vintage, retrolux, lens blur, HDR-scape, and vignette filters to transform your waterfall photos into professional shots.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    After you finish taking your photos, you want to edit them so they are Internet-ready. Instead of just beginner filters and effects, you have the all-included tool kit to make your landscape photos shine.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you have over 500 photos to organize and edit, you'll want a simple tool on your phone that can edit them all individually or at once. Make the most of every moment captured and bring them to life.
    img by Jackie
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Love the way your customized filters turned out? Save the settings for later and apply them to all of your pictures in the future
    2. Perspective function lets you adjust a photo's background so that everything is flat, straight, and appealing to the eye
    3. Perfect for editing fashion photos! Glamour Glow lets you look like a model with a healthy, lit-from-within shine

    Reviewed by Katelyn on February 2, 2018

  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Sreeja Chakraborty
    Great app for all sorts of basic photo edits. Of course you can't manipulate as much as you can on Photoshop but again, if you ask me, this is the best free app for editing photos on your phone (unless you're rich and you can afford the paid features of Adobe apps). I use Snapseed for all my edits and I'm a very happy user. I wish there were more font faces and font styles though.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Lord Cyberbloke
    this app is brilliant, and the range of tools is great! my only criticism is this, as someone who makes movie poster style edits, i often download transparent png images. but when i go to perform a double exposure, snapseed is unable to do it with png downloads (transparent or not). it seems jpeg /jpg is the only download type supported for double exposures, i don't know if this is a glitch, an isolated case or I'm too stupid to see how to do it, but if this was amended, it would be even better
  • A Must-Have App For All Serious Photographers Mar 21, 2017

    By Paul in NJ
    This is one of a very select number of apps that appear on my coveted front page. Its ability to smartly select areas for selective retouching is uncannily accurate; its Structure feature beats anything Photoshop can do; and its Ambience tool provides a wonderful combination of brightness, shadow opening, warmth, and even incredible highlight protection all at once. On top of that are regularly-introduced enhancements like the Curves tool, and the incredible White Balance tool which allows you to see your eyedropper effect in real time as you drag it around your image – a huge advantage I have not seen in any other mobile app or even desktop program. On top of all of this, there are other miraculous effects that seem to be added every other week that are too numerous to delineate here but are absolutely worth exploring. My only two wishes are that 1) a clone tool be added; and 2) there were even more options in the Selective and Brush Tools. Still, I recommend this app without reservation.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By GGMattt_
    I love this app 👌🏻 I use it all the time to edit my phone photos and also transfer over pictures from my Nikon to edit and post to my Instagram accounts. I much prefer this over Lightroom to be honest as there's NO pay wall! Sure the healing tool could be a little better but it doesn't take too many taps on the spot you're healing to get rid of the thing you're trying to blend.
  • I’m in Love, I’m in Love! Sep 12, 2018

    By AuntBoogie
    I have been using Snapseed for MANY years; it is the longest-reigning photo editing app in my iLife. Over the years I have tried so many photo apps that seemed promising from their description, but wound up not delivering the goods. The lone survivor of many cullings of my photo apps herd, Snapseed is tried and true! The fact that I am able to edit a photo and then Save the new edited version OVER the original version (by Allowing the app to ‘Modify’) is the reason why I fell in love with the Snapseed app. I am able to write a note or add a label on a photo and then save it without creating a new needless copy and, most importantly, without moving the photo from its original spot in my timeline. This allows my edited photos to remain alongside any untouched photos, in their originally captured order. This simple yet invaluable feature is what makes Snapseed a standout for me! I do wish we could open a chosen photo in Snapseed directly from the Photos app (either via (a) the ‘Edit’ button ‘...’ Activities, or (b) the ‘Share’ button Activities). And honestly, if you were to add a ‘TOOL’ that allows us to draw (and then move/resize/reshape/rotate) lines, arrows and maybe even squares (shapes), you would become the HOLY GRAIL of photo editing apps! I would [figuratively] shout praises of your name from the mountaintops!!! I am always excited and never disappointed when you release an update! Keep up the AMAZING work!!!
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By Jose Ruelas
    Great app for editing photographs. I've had very little issues with it. The app even saves your favorite edit histories, so you may use them at any future date, and will let you change the edit parameters of those saved edit histories at any time.
  • Oct 1, 2021

    By Burl Naugle
    Really great app. I tried several editing apps on my Sony XZ1 & this was the best I found. Others were completely nonintuitive & kept trying to get me to buy other apps to complete tasks. Now with a new Xperia 1-III where Sony dropped a lot of their great editing apps I find Snapseed pretty much makes up for the loss. Couldn't find vignette on built-in apps & attempting to use Snapseed, haven't succeeded yet. The YouTube video is difficult to follow, not like other tasks.
  • Professional Artist / Photographer Review Jul 22, 2021

    By Starfish Suprise
    As a professional artist and photographer I'm always on the lookout for apps and gear to enhance prints of my works, and the Snapseed App has been *IT* for me for the last 5 Years. Suggestions: 1). I'd love access to my digital files on iPad instead of having to select and deselect them in batches, having to remove those accessed last before being able to use the App on the go. 2). I would like a feature included so that I might be able to draw on files to touch them up, where the pen or brush tip can be solid to transparent, where the tips are adjustable in thickness, and the gamut of colors and shades are available for use. This is something found in most basic photo apps so I don't have to switch between Apps, transfer files back and forth especially when I'm on a tight schedule. Footnotes: I like my fellow artists, photographers, are always in need of a more broad range of editing tools within an App. We want Apps that are free to inexpensive but not cheap in options and range of uses when possible, from companys that makes multiple apps we can use in the entertainment and art industry. This way we can support the company by marketing their Apps to fellow artists, photographers, authors, actors, singers, other industry colleagues, as well as our Fans and Followers. 📸 Jewell 🎨
  • Calm Down Everyone! Be Patient! Love SnapSeed! Sep 19, 2021

    By BamaGalJenn
    I love this app and appreciate all it offers to me and those who use it. I appreciate all the hard work that is put into this app and thank those behind it. Without you we wouldn’t be able to enhance our images! Yes, the app is freezing since the newest IOS update came out and I’m sure it’s being worked on as quickly as possible to fix. It takes time for adjustments to be made & people need to understand this! Criticizing and giving bad reviews while a change was made from Apple is not their fault! Most of you use this for free and don’t appreciate anything. Even if paying…all things take time to tweek when updates happen! Hopefully the issues will soon be fixed. Appreciate what you can still use on the app until then! Looking forward to more great updates!! Keep up the great work guys!!!
  • Best Photo Editing App Apr 22, 2019

    By katiekrl
    Taking photos is one of my favorite hobbies. Editing photos, well...it’s just not. While helping my sister start her own business, we needed product photos. I snapped some off my phone that looked nice, but they needed an extra boost through editing. No other photo editing apps I was previously using were doing it for me. So, I went looking. Found this one and instantly fell in love! I send all my photos through this app before posting now. Super simple to use. I love the swiping feature to go between settings and to adjust settings. It makes the whole process seamless and effective. Only thing I wish I could do, and it’s entirely possible I’m just not seeing it because I’m still learning new things on this app everyday, is to edit specific colors in the photo. Otherwise, this app is hands down the absolute best!
  • Adding free form focus points!!! Jul 30, 2018

    By CEOofSimp
    I really love using this app to edit all my photos. I’m rating 4 stars, to possibly grab your attention on a few new suggestions to add into the apps editing features. First, I think adding a free form focus area in the Lens Blur instead of shapes would be AMAZING. Along with that adding the ability to not just have one focal point, but multiple focal pints, while still being able to blur out the background or things the editor doesn’t want the photo to focus on. Another new feature you should add to this app should be to have a onscreen convenient undo/redo buttons while using any tool in the app; that way the editor won’t have to continuously click in and out of the tool in order to make an alter to an edit or to fix a mistake. I realize there’s an erasing tool, but when you have much to edit and a list of other photos you plan to edit as well, it is time consuming; not to mention that many people using there fingers to edit will likely cause a mistake to worsen by using the eraser tool, which is well - another negative. - Anyways I really do hope someone who can add these two features read my review, and will actually consider adding these two features. I guarantee it will make many people happy. -Overall though, this photo editing app is AMAZING and I highly recommend using it!!!
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Vanessa Wikander
    My favorite photo editing app. The only issue I have is when I'm done editing(and have more than 5 edits) snapseed will force close itself. It makes me so mad I bought another photo editor... but it sucks, so I'm back to using Snapseed.. I really wish they could fix whatever issue it is that makes the app stop working..especially when I've been editing the same photo for a few hours..then I have to start all the way over😐 other than that...great app! 😊
  • Unparalleled Nov 21, 2017

    By BeatlesFan128
    The app is very intuitive, and even the advanced features aren't cluttered or overly complicated (that said, performance and accuracy isn't compromised either). There are a lot of features, and I like how you can choose to save your edits step by step, and can see exactly what you did (and even undo!) after a picture is saved. This does everything you need it to do, and if you spend a lot of time you can get professional grade editing. The only reason I'm not giving this 5/5 is because I seem to be having a problem with the newest update. I can't open pictures, like at all. Even ones I'm certain I've edited with this app. It's a pretty major issue but I don't want to dissuade anyone from getting this because of a bad update, since I've never had a single issue before. Hopefully it will be patched soon.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Alex Wilder
    I use it for everything at the moment because Google Camera doesn't support PNG. Snapseed is so elegant and powerful but I subtract one star because every time I export, I have to add the location back in manually in Photos because Snapseed strips the EXIF data. It's really annoying as it only adds an extra step to the frustrating process I have to use to compensate for the lack of PNG photography on my Pixel.
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By Luke Wendel
    Amazing apart from.. the double exposure feature has stopped working. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. This app is amazing to say its free. But with this bug seemingly happening out if nowhere its becoming frustrating for the work I do.
  • Avoid 2.18.2 update if you already use Snapseed. Aug 28, 2018

    By JohnTujunga
    As many have already expressed their frustration with the latest version, it is prone to crashing. Once it crashes, the app becomes unstable (repeated crashing on app launch or picture selection) which leads me to have to delete and reinstall the app. I have lost quite a few saved “Looks” and a cumulative sum of a few hours because of this issue. It’s still my go-to photo editing app but I have to take precautions when using to avoid lost work/time (eg. “Save a copy” periodically so I can re-import the picture with all the edit steps and re-save as a “look” after the app crashes and is reinstalled). Overall a powerful and feature full app FOR FREE! Highly recommend and I’m anticipating the next update that hopefully address the crashing problem. -iPhone 8 -iOS 11.4.1
  • Great photo editor, but room for improvement Aug 18, 2021

    By The coolest guy in the world!
    Have been using this for a while now and so far it has been great. The presets have been very useful and really helps bring any pictures to life. Then there are several tools for fine tuning the image if a preset alone isn’t enough. One thing I really wish was possible in the app, was allowing more selective lens blur. The lens blur creates a cool effect of having an optical focus, but the selection is limited to circle/ellipse shapes. This does not allow the focus to be put on the specific object, which throws off the effect of depth on the picture. It would be awesome to use the brush feature to select an exact area to apply the lens blur to. This would give a more accurate effect of focusing the image on one particular thing, while keeping the entire background out of focus.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Abdullah Al Mahdi
    I have used many mobile photography apps so far. But without any doubt it’s one of the best photo editor app. Very easy to use and the quality of the taken photo remain same. Unlike other apps it doesn’t compress the file. But though it needs to be more resourceful.
  • App freezing in iOS 14.5.1 May 20, 2021

    By Om Shankar
    The app freezes and phone hangs when you click on Tools -> Tune Image, or Details. Couldn’t check if selecting any tool does the same thing. But these two tools definitely freeze the app, so much that even the power button doesn’t respond. (That is, you can’t turn off the iPhone screen in this freeze) Now, the reason I wrote all this in a review is - Snapseed is the best Photo editing app, even for professionals! Apart from some tuneups I am expecting in future, I rely a lot on this app, and hence want it to keep performing awesome. Otherwise, my workflow is broken when there’s even a slightest bug. I have both Lightroom and Snapseed and they do different things for me. Some tuneups to images are only seamlessly possible in Snapseed.
  • What happened to color bubbles May 4, 2021

    By Former reader 2
    I was using Snapseed today and I couldn’t find a feature that I had been using a couple of weeks ago. I can’t remember what tool it was but I remember it gave you the option to adjust individual colors. Color bubbles appeared on the right side of the screen and you could select a color to saturate it. I used it a lot the past few weeks to saturate the pink on some cherry blossom images. I tried every tool and I can’t find it now. I’m going crazy 😜 It wasn’t the selection or curves tools. Curves gives you color bubbles on the bottom. This one had lots more colors and they were on the right side. Maybe I imagined it? Thanks for your help..
  • Worked great, until it didn’t May 5, 2018

    By Adoragurl
    I must start by saying that I love Snapseed. I have used it for several months taking inventory photos for my business and it has worked great for me, until it didn’t. I’m not sure what happened, if it update messed with the settings, or what. When I use the text filter it used to work great, now when I use it the words are so tiny that they are barely visible. I have googled everything I can to try to find a fix to this as well as searching within the settings of the app to see if I can change the text size, but with the exception of making the bubble that I’m putting the text in extremely large, I can find no other fix. Also, I have edited hundreds of photos with Snapseed only to wake up one day and ALL of my photos are back to their unedited state. Thankfully I have most of them uploaded to my computer or I would have had to redo them all. Very disappointing. I’m hoping any future updates to the app will fix this and the text functionality because until that happens this app is essentially useless to me and I love this app.
  • It was great—until it wasn’t Oct 15, 2018

    By Suzanne T.
    When I first discovered Snapseed, I was teaching a smart phone photography class and didn’t know how I was going to be able to help the non-Apple students. This app saved the day. I have relied on it for several years now. My 10,000-word class presentation Is filled with all kinds of Snapseed Screenshots. Students seem to like it a lot. Imagine my dismay when, a couple of weeks ago, the screen turns black whenever I try to access a photo from either my or photos or favorite is filled with all kinds of Snapseed Screenshots. Students seem to like it a lot. Imagine my dismay when, a couple of weeks ago, the screen turns black whenever I tap a photo from either my All Photos or Favorites app album! I can still swipe through the filmstrip if I need to open a photo for editing, but that’s so impractical for 9K images on my iPhone X iOS 12.0.1. During class, I also project live-screen demos from my phone (using an HDMI-to-lightning connector). The only place I’ve found this problem discussed is on Reddit. No one has a solution yet. Please, Google: help!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Ashutosh Agnihotri
    I don't understand and won't that why can't Snapseed also serve as a Photo Viewer. Other sever limitations:- *No collage option. *No image resize. *No transparent background. *Limited Text Box with no manual styling. *Limited mixing of multiple images *No layers. *No drawing over pictures. *No Cut-out Best parts of it are... ... it has a very user friendly menu, a neat color correction, superb healing tool, and a pack almost all common tools making it default choice for picture editing.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By Tuhin Chowdhury
    Snapseed could be a great editing as well as great photo creater app for all purpose, if google implement these features with update : 1. Adding photos (including.png) on top of the existing photo and resizing it as desired. 2. Adding basic shapes option with resizing options etc. 3. Free style drawing option. 4. Easy Sorting of edited layers as desired. 5. Add more fonts or allow option to import fonts from outside.
  • Amazing mobile app on the go! Oct 26, 2019

    By SeekAndDes7roy2
    This app is so great! I don’t have to pay a subscription like I have to for Lightroom and I am able to edit raw photos! The only downfall is that it has become very laggy, when after I edit a photo from the raw adjustments so I can move on to other adjustments, it becomes stuck in the loading/processing part and then crashes more often now. And whenever I work on photos that involve portraits, using the portrait and healing features, it looks fine within the app. But when I export them to my camera roll, it seems like there is an exporting issue and the portraits look really bad and it looks like the blemishes that’s I took away with the healing app actually get heighten and look even worst. Same for when I use the portrait feature as well. So there is an exporting issue and loading issue with raw files. Other than that, it’s a great app for on the go, run and gun type of style when I don’t want too or can pull out my laptop. I hope these issues get fixed in a future update.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Mohit
    It's a really good app with intuitive tools. But it hasn't been updated since over an year now. And I have noticed a strange bug that needs fixing. Whenever I use the healing tool, a strange yellowish hue vignette forms around the image. Please tell how to fix it or what's wrong.
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By Ash
    More Text Options /Formats. When increasing Canvas Size, the option to increase each side differently.... Has been removed in the latest update. But increasing all sides to crop down again... Reduces the Image Quality. Even when text is added sometime it isn't Crisp sharp. Healing Brush needs to be improved too. More frame options with different colors to choose.
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By Erebii chan
    I love this app, and I've made some pretty awesome edits with it, however, I've come across an app breaking bug. I was once able to use double exposure as it yielded epic results, but out of the blue it started to get stuck on the loading icon when I applied the image over the current edit. I've found no fix for this and I really wish it would be fixed. I really hope the developers see this and find a way to fix it.
  • Tools are great, but glitchy Nov 25, 2019

    By Jesse1870
    Using this app for a photography class for editing and creating a color splash effect worked great and was a huge (and free) lifesaver until recently where I get halfway through editing a photo and the brush tool becomes unresponsive, making it impossible to finish my work I already spent a bunch of my time on. If I try and save what I have, the entire app becomes unresponsive. I then have to close the app and start all over, so I find myself rushing through editing just to get *something* done before the brush tool and soon after the app becomes unresponsive again. Extremely frustrating when I have a busy schedule in college and can’t spend all day editing each image 5+ times just for one rushed result. Other than that this app is GREAT for what it allows you to do, especially on an iPad. I’d love if this could get fixed so I can continue to use this app well after this class, because when it works, it’s amazing.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Petri M
    The tools work well, but half the time when I save/export it loses the last several changes I made. And because the projects aren't retained in memory, I have to start over if I didn't double check between images to make sure each photo saved correctly. Also, no batch edit option is super frustrating. :/
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    You can't achieve good quality any more Feb 2, 2021

    By Katarzyna Bieniaszewska
    Something must have been changed in this app. Quality gets terribly low after a slightly edit. The app is not useful any more.
  • Unusable now Feb 19, 2021

    By Dgyyegjuyrdu
    I used to love Snapseed, but now it keeps exporting with reduced quality, despite my having double checked the settings. It is exporting 12+ megapixel images as 3.1 megapixel. So I have to use the roundabout way to save to Files instead, from the share menu. I cannot easily open the images I want, since it is a mess trying to open images from Snapseed, without a proper file picker. All the images on my iPad show up together in the terrible tile view. I have marked my favorites in Google Photos, but for some reason, I can't share directly to Snapseed. So I have to download them first. Then if I try to start from Files to find the photo, when I use the share menu and select Snapseed, Snapseed says "Error, Could not load image". I've double checked my settings and Snapseed has access to all photos. Sometimes the image will load as read only, and then Snapseed doesn't give me the option to Save, only to export, which is broken as I wrote. Between the broken export and the difficulty getting images from Google Photos to open in Snapseed, I can't get anything done.
  • What happened? Sep 14, 2021

    By mishmosh97
    What happened to my beloved Snapseed. I’ve been a loyal customer since the day, we had to pay to get this app. But recently the app freezes up on me. I’m able to open the photo and click on tools, no problem. But when I try to select an option under the main menu for editing, it gets hung up and freezes. I’ve updated the app, I have the latest iOS, and I restarted my phone to no avail. I cannot even find a way to contact the developer. Google, what have you done to this app? The developer website takes me to a dnserrorassist page like it doesn’t exist. I’d think it wasn’t being supported anymore if I didn’t see the update yesterday. I’m so disappointed as this has been my go to for years.
  • Disappointing "Upgrade" to an Old favorite Oct 31, 2017

    By Pierre Wilson
    Snapseed has long been my go to photo editing app. Sad to see it fall victim to the endless homogenizing of photo apps. There's a reason I used this app and not instagram to edit photos. It was far superior. Now it looks a lot like instagram, only worse! Disappointing, though sadly unsurprising. If I was downloading this app for the first time in its current version there'd be a 95% chance I'd delete it immediately based on the awful UI alone (which of course used to be a strength of this app). I suppose I'll give it a few more tries since I know it can still produce the edits I want, but if it continues to take twice as long to get the same results I'll be looking elsewhere very soon.
  • Wonderful app! Jun 1, 2018

    By wellwhatnameisn'ttaken?!
    Very happy with this app. It’s fast, very easy to operate, and there are so many tools to take advantage of. I do not consider myself a professional photographer but I know a good picture when I see one and this app has helped immensely in making my amateur photos into something I’m very proud of. However, after processing many many photos through this app, I’ve found that after about a day, they revert back to the original and do not retain any of the filters or alterations I applied. Not sure why this is. If someone could offer some assistance, that would be great as I have spent much time touching up my photos and it was highly disappointing when all that work disappeared.
  • Export says successful but photo looks the same Dec 21, 2020

    By Kcoysia223
    I use Snapseed everyday to make edits to my photos. Ever since I got the iPhone 12 with the 14 ios export isn’t working Snapseed changed their saving options so not you can only export the photo instead of just changing the original photo . I spend all this time editing photos and when I go to export it though it says “export successful” but when I go to my photos it isn’t there and the original photo looks the same. This has been happening for over a month and Snapseed still hasn’t addressed it. Disappointing I’m going to have to find another app if they don’t fix it.
  • Not working Sep 28, 2019

    By Coop20052k5
    Normally I would give the app 5 stars, but after updating to iOS 13.1.1, it’s now saying “error this photo can’t be loaded”. Not one single picture is able to be uploaded. I’ve checked permissions and is allowed to read and write photos from camera roll. The support provided has instructions that aren’t relevant. It says to go to settings, about, then restrictions (which isn’t in the menu listed). I’ve realized today that they have not left an option to contact them, letting them know there’s an issue as such. For this being a google app, I would expect a better support system in place.
  • Used to be my favorite app Jun 5, 2018

    By Disappointed Nikon shooter
    I have edited with Snapseed for years and LOVED the app recommending to everyone. I was especially thrilled when you updated to support RAW editing. But recently, the app freezes after 2 or 3 RAW file edits. Then I lose an edited image, have to close and reopen the app. Now, it’s saying edited images are “Successfully Saved” but when I go back later, the image is reverted back to original form. I just lost two days of edits. If I can’t trust the program is saving when it says it is, and I can’t trust it not to freeze when I try to save a finished image, I’ll have to switch to Photoshop Express. Please do something!
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By robin pracheth
    It was good all this time. But, all of a sudden the double exposure option is not working. The image does not load. I have tried clearing the cache data as well as uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Still getting same error. Kindly help.
  • So Dissatisfied with Google Sep 28, 2021

    By sandykreit
    Google has no real customer service so, when you have an issue though luck. I purchased an App called SnapSeed, which is a Google App and from what everyone, and I mean everyone tells me it’s the best. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my iPhone and there is no way to get anyone to help me from Google. Also, this app is vs 13, and Apple is on bd 15, come on Google catch up. My problem is every tool in this app is FROZEN, I can’t do anything with it. Not helpful for an iPhone photographer. There is no real phone number to call for tech support like Apple has. No email to write to like hundreds of other companies have. No Live Chat, nothing but generic articles to read that doesn’t help me at all. I’m told by Apple you read these reviews, I hope they are correct because you need to step up on customer service, where’re the people who keep you in business and you should be available to help us when one of your products has a glitch or any issue. So that’s about all I have to say, you make a great product that I can’t use because there is a glitch of some kind and you’re not up to date with the Apple operating system.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Titanium
    My experience is absolutely infuriating as I couldn't save the photo I edited for hours so meticulously. It always says couldn't save photo and doesn't export whatever I do. Kindly fix it. My current device is mi10T. And this isn't a one time issue. So many edits I've slaved over have to closed because the stupic app couldn't save the phot0
  • Devs Please Read! Nov 4, 2020

    By Mercari Help & Info
    I will change this review once this is corrected... I use this app all the time on my iPad Pro. Normally I love it however just in the last couple days it is not working properly. After I do some minimal touching up of my photos I push the button to upload the edited photo to my photos. It will start going through the motions of uploading the edited photo but then now it starts spinning in a blue circle like it’s thinking but it gets stuck. While it is doing this I can not do anything, get it to stop, upload a new pic, etc. I have tried getting in & out of the app many times & have also deleted then reloaded the app hoping this would fix any minor glitches. Sadly nothing has worked.. I really do not want to have to download another app.. I use your app all of the time & really would like to continue using it!! Please fix this & advise where do I go to get this fixed?? There is nothing wrong w/my iPad Pro & this has nothing to do w/me trying to do too many edits at once.. Doesn’t matter what I do. Your app will not allow me to upload anything.. HELP!!
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Alf Phillips
    Why does the iPad version work better? I downloaded the app onto my Android phone to save transferring photographs to my iPad. The expand tool does something really strange, (or stupid) and instead of just expanding the canvas, it seems to include a clone stamp effect which adds really horrible artefacts to my image. Uninstalled after one go.
  • The Worst Mar 2, 2021

    By NinjaBunni..$;7$,
    This application is great. It has so many features and so much you can use to edit. Literally the only problem is that it does not save your edited photos properly. You’ll edit it to perfection, save a copy, and when you go into your photos to look at it—BAM— there are darkened, yellowed corners out of nowhere. All the editing you did was pointless. Even if you go into the app again, use the Selective tool to correct it, and save, the copy will STILL not save to look how it looked in the app. It will somehow transform when you save it, and it will look awful. It will look unlike anything how it looked in the app. This is infuriating. It makes using the app pointless. Why would I spend so much time editing a photo to look perfect only to have it save looking like someone went in a screwed it all up? I’m opening the app, changing NOTHING about a image, saving it, and even those unedited images come out looking like someone spilt coffee on the corners of it. HOW? As an artist who relies on apps like this to help me post great looking work, I am beyond disappointed. If a photo looks great, it should still look great AFTER you save it. It should look IDENTICAL to how it looked in the app. It doesn’t make any sense why it would suddenly change between saving it and looking at it in your phone’s photo album. I don’t know what kind of bug butchers photos that bad only after they’ve been saved but boy did I waste my time trying to get it to look normal. It’s impossible.
  • From amazing to unreliable Jun 23, 2018

    By Eversoe
    I have been a major fan of Snapseed for years, turning many friends onto its powerful photo editing tools. But with the latest update in June of 2018, it has all of a sudden become unreliable. I recently returned from a 3-day trek into the Grand Canyon, and spent an hour editing photos using Snapseed. Yesterday I went to post some of the pics, and more than half of the photos I had edited had reverted to their unedited state. Confused, I spent another hour editing the photos, and then posted a couple on Instagram. Today, I went to post another photo, and discovered yet again, several of my photos had automatically reverted to their unedited state. I can share screenshots showing one of the photos I posted to Instagram looks totally different that the photo on my phone now. This is extremely frustrating, time-wasting and makes me lose complete faith in trusting my photos to Snapseed. Please, please fix this!!!!
  • App crashing after exported edit of photo? Feb 6, 2018

    By fwhitlatch
    Hello, so now for the last 6 months I have to reinstall the app after about 1 to 3 photo edits. What happens after applying all my edits I go to export photo from the three options. Doesn’t matter what option I pick it will crash. After crash it does safe the photo but if I try to go back into app it just opens and then closes out. At this time now not being able to use the app at all. So then I have to delete the app and reinstall to do more editing but the same process of 1 to 3 photos then it crashes and having to delete then reinstall again. Can you guys please fix his I love this app but have installed it now a zillion times to keep using it and it’s getting old that it keeps crashing. It never used to do this. Could you guys please help? Hopefully to read this since the help app side won’t let me write a note like this there. Thanks, Franklin. W
  • Snapseed continues to evolve gracefully Oct 6, 2020

    By #INSULIN4ALL
    Thanks to the consistent attention that Snapseed still gets from the dev team, it remains one of the top, if not the top app, for photo editing still to this day. Ease of use, huge variety of tools... could def use a few small add ons and improvements but overall it’s amazing app. Would love to see for the future: 1. A modern update to the grunge, grainy film, and retrolux tools. 2. Full control over color choices when using the black and white tool rather than being limited to only a few select gels. ie. Choose any color to be filtered through instead of the limited hard set color options. Blues are very powerful but the specific blue available is not always applicable. Being able to adjust HSL would very valuable. 3. Add blur back to vignette as it once was ages ago 4. Add a “dust/emulsion” tool 5. Add a HSL tool FINALLY!!! ❤️ 6. Add a toning tool for cross process. 7. Improve QR Sharing both aesthetically in regard to the image Snapseed output for sharing, as well as make the ability to scan a Snapseed QR look into into the app via images loaded from the camera roll. — the current QR feature only allows you to use your camera to scan an image, which ironically defeats the entire purpose of sharing QR looks from Snapseed at the moment. 8. BONUS: BATCH PROCESS!!! Pleassssse!!!
  • Snapseed freezes regularly Sep 21, 2021

    By KellyDione
    I’ve used, and loved, Snapseed for years. In the last couple of weeks it’s performance has deteriorated to the point where it is literally unusable. I tried to submit a ticket to report issues, but can’t find an clear avenue to do so. When I open Snapseed (which I have deleted and reloaded to my phone several times in an effort to fix issue), it automatically open my RAW photo in RAW develop mode… and freezes. I can’t edit the image, I can’t escape out of RAW develop, I can’t do anything but force-quit the app! I have updated my iOS software, I have rebooted my phone, I have reinstalled the latest version of Snapseed… nothing has helped. In fact, the situation is now much worse than it was a week ago! It seems like the problems cropped up at the same time as the RAW develop module, but I can’t find a way to disable the jump-to-RAW aspect. Please help!

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