snapseed 2

Google on Thursday pushed out an update for its mobile photo editor Snapseed, bringing the app to version 2.0. The new build is a significant one, as it brings about a number of changes including a brand new design, new features, additional filters and more.

Those fond of Snapseed’s simple, gesture-based interface may not like the new design. Google’s really moved things around here, so it’s certainly going to take some getting used to. New features like spot repair and brush tool, however, are welcome additions.

Here is your full 2.0 change log:

  • Stacks allow you to re-edit any image
  • Copy your edits from one image to another
  • 5 new filters including Lens Blur, Tonal Contrast and Glamour Glow, previously a premium feature
  • Lens blur that’s adjustable in all directions
  • Brush tools to apply effects to sections of an image
  • Spot Repair for detailed editing, healing, and retouching
  • Transform adjusts perspective across vertical and horizontal axes, then fills in empty areas after rotations

And a few more screenshots of the new design:

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Snapseed made its debut on iOS all the way back in 2011, and it has since made the leap to other platforms. Google purchased the photo editor in late 2012, and although it has killed the Mac desktop app, it has continued to roll out regular updates for iOS.

You can download the latest version of Snapseed from the App Store for free.

  • Elias

    Finally! Been waiting for a redesign for almost 2 years!

  • Frizzle

    Nice! I freakin love snapseed and this update is very welcomed.

  • Fardeen Beharry

    i dont like this update, its not as easy to switch between the different modules to edit, annd the grunge filter was removed

    • I think the same, they go from a very intuitive application to a more complicated app, now I need more steps to do the same than in the previous version

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    Finally! I’ve been waiting soooo long for this update! Snapseed is my go to photo editor on iOS, but the design has always been a drawback to me so this is definitely appreciated.

  • Thanks Google 🙂

  • Dennis

    Awesome! My go to photo editor on the iPhone is Enlight. By far THE best photo editor to ever come out on mobile.

  • Maria Anna Carmen

    i love snapseed but this update is i think for pro.. it’s not user friendly as it used to be.. one example is.. how to save the edited pic in my camera roll?.. i tried Save but it didn’t do anything.. so as Save and Copy.. so i’m using the older version.. can someone try to give a hand on this?.. thanks..