Snapseed is a powerful photo editing tool from Google. It allows you to adjust your images, add filters, remove unwanted artifacts, and the best thing, its completely free to download! So let’s jump straight into my top 5 tips for editing with Snapseed.
1. Tune Your Image
Snapseed allows you to adjust many elements in your image. One of the more useful tools is “Tune Image”. In this setting, you can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and warmth. This tool is particular good if you have overexposed your photo. Simply down the brightness to regain some of those details.
2. Healing Tool
One of my most favourite tools on Snapseed is the ‘Healing Tool’. This tool is great if you want to get rid of any unwanted or distracting tools in your image. Simply select the tool and the highlight anything you want to get rid of and the app will do the rest! See examples below where I removed the leaves on the ground from the image.
Hint – zoom in first to get a cleaner healing
The curves tool is quite like the tune tool. It allows you to control brightness, contrast, highlights and shadows but with greater control. It can be quite an intimating tool to use at first but just play around with it! There’s no right or wrong and Snapseed has some really good presets to start you off.
4. Selective Tool
The selective tool lets you select a specific section of your image and change the brightness, contrast, saturation, and structure of the area. Once you have selected the area or subject, you can pinch it with your fingers to adjust the scope of the section. Then just simply drag left and right to adjust the settings.
5. White Balance
Adjusting the white balance lets you enhance your photo by applying different colour tints to the image. You can use these tints to enhance colours or change the mood of a photo.
- Postive temperature makes the image more yellow
- Negative temperature makes the image more blue
- Postive tint makes the image more purple
- Negative tint make the image more green