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New Update to Snapseed

Today, Google released the first update to Snapseed since acquiring Nik Software. Like many people I was very worried about what Google would do with the Nik products that I’d come to love and depend on. Well, today, at least as far as Snapseed is concerned, we found out.

Not only did they bring Snapseed to Android (finally!) but they also added one new set of filters, called Retrolux, and completely revamped the Frames set.

Retrolux is aimed at the LoFi/Hipstamatic/Instagram crowd. It’s filled with lots of texture and crazy, colorful lightleaks. But in the true Snapseed spirit you have full control over each effect so you can create just the look you want. Each filter and texture in the set has multiple options as well so make sure you hit the button more than once to view them.

I have to admit, I really love the new Frames set. The old ones were good but these are even better. Take a minute to scroll through them all and you’ll see what I mean.  You can even change to a square crop with one click or color the frames to match your image.

Below are a couple of images using Retrolux and the new frames. I really love the polaroid frame on the picture of my daughter.

I almost forgot to mention the biggest change: Snapseed is now free for iOS and Android. That’s right, FREE! So, if you don’t already have it, what are you waiting for!? Go! Go! Go!

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