Google+ fully incorporates Snapseed's photo editing
Lauren Crabbe | Published: Sep 12, 2013 at 15:14:58 UTC4
Google's acquisition of Nik Software has proven to be quite fruitful for fans of its Snapseed photo editor. After the search giant purchased the photo software company last year, Google released an Android version of the popular iOS app, and took away the app's $4.99 price tag. In March, Google announced that it was no longer selling the desktop version of Snapseed. This week, the software reemerged fully intact on the web in Google+.
Google+'s new photo editing features offer all of the adjustable effects that made Snapseed for Desktop so popular. From the basic Tune Image, Detail adjust and Cropping tools, to Snapseed's signature "Select Adjust" feature, Google has essentially recreated the Snapseed desktop app inside its social network.
While you can now access all of Snapseed's editing tools for free online, there is one little stipulation: you have to use Google Chrome to see them. If you already have Google Chrome, you can try out Google+'s new editing features here. If you don't have Chrome, but want it, you can download it for free here.
Now that Google has distributed Snapseed to Android and Google+, we can hope that it will refocus on developing some new features, filters and tools for its cross-platform photo editor. The software hasn't seen any huge updates to its tools since Google bought it almost exactly a year ago, but is still considered a must-have app for mobile photographers on both iOS and Android.