7 Fresh Sprouts from Snapseed 1.4 That Make It Easy for Every Digital Photographer to Edit Images on the new iPad
Snapseed 1.4 fully supports all mobile devices with iOS 5.1.
The app was optimized to enhance the use of its photo-editing palette on the new iPad’s Retina Display.
Images can be shared as easy as they can be edited, since Snapseed 1.4 allows you to open your photos in Instagram and speed them to clients, family members and friends. The same function works with other iOS photography apps.
One of Nik Software’s improvements to Snapseed was correcting an error that users experienced in an earlier version. On occasion, unusual lines would appear in images cropped to a 1:1 ratio. Now, version 1.4 produces accurately square photos.
Nik Software knows plenty about creating black-and-white images, since its Silver Efex Pro is the world’s leading professional monochrome software. The people at Nik Software have applied some of that know-how into upgrading Snapseed with new algorithms and color filters. Images are transforms into exceptional black-and-white works of art and you have more control of the editing process. Version 1.4 of Snapseed also features new presets, which will significantly reduce the time from “raw” image to final photo creation.
Nik Software has also taken advantage of all its learned developing and marketing its Color Efex Pro package of professional filters. It has added capabilities to the Center Focus function in Snapseed 1.4. Highlight the subjects of your images with a brightness control, select a blurring level for a more creative effect or deactivate blurring and apply vignette effects. The Center Focus function also includes presets, so you can make quick work of producing your vision.
The new Snapseed 1.4 has expanded your crop choices, with a 7:5 aspect ratio for 5x7 prints. Snapseed also allows you print all your photos to your local printer or wirelessly to AirPrint™-enabled printers.
The very skillful people at Nik Software, maker of HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2, created Snapseed as a mobile photo editing and sharing app with versions for iOS on the iPhone and iPad, Mac OS Desktop, Android and Windows Desktop. Of the thousands of iOS apps available from Apple’s App Store, including its own iPhoto, Apple selected Snapseed as the iPad app of the year for 2011. Then, during April 2012, Nik Software received the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Award for Snapseed in the Best Mobile Photo App category.
With all this recognition, Nik Software couldn’t sit on its laurels, so it launched Snapseed 1.4 during April 2012. Snapseed was already an easy-to-use mobile tool, but the latest version has sprouted 7 fresh improvements that allow digital photographers of any skill level to edit and transform their images like the pros, and easily share them. These upgrades make Snapseed 1.4 the must-have app of this type if you’re a digital photographer who relies heavily on the new iPad for serious, or even casual, editing.
With these 7 upgrades, Nik Software has made what was already an amazing photo-editing app much better. The “standard” capabilities include a vast array of filters, including Grunge, Drama and Vintage. Snapseed still includes the company’s U Point technology that allows you to selectively adjust any portion of an image with a few taps and swipes of a finger. The app also contains a long list of other photo adjustments, such as Auto Correct, Tune Image, Rotate/Straighten, Crop and Details.
There is little doubt the Snapseed 1.4 is the only photo-editing app for every digital photographer, and at just $4.99 from the Apple iTunes store, you have no excuse for downloading and trying it, immediately.
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