The ultimate guide to using Snapseed

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Written by Itechpci

Be it millennials or post millennials, everyone these days seem to be enamored with taking pictures. Every individual, who can appreciate the art of photography realizes, the importance of editing. Good editing can make the photos you take, leaps and bounds better. A professional editing software subscription costs a fortune thus the photography gods blessed us with Snapseed. Your one stop photo-editing destination. 

Originally, Snapseed was developed by Nik Software. It was first launched on iPads in 2011, and received critical acclaim and global recognition. This encouraged Nik Software to release it on iPhones and then in February 2012, it was announced to be released on windows. 

In December 2012, the app was bought by Google and subsequently was released on Android phones. After multiple attempts of improving the software, Nik released Snapseed 2.0 in 2015 which featured an enhanced user-interface and multiple added features.  

Truth be told, there are plenty of editing apps and software out there however, Snapseed precedes them with its high functionality. It can be easily termed as one of the most powerful and highly capable photo-editing apps on the market. 

How to use Snapseed?

Working with Snapseed is incredibly easy, this is what makes it one of the most user-friendly applications available for editing. Snapseed is available to be downloaded on both iPhones and android mobile phones. Snapseed for pc and Snapseed for windows are also available. 

To use the app, you will first upload a picture on it, to edit. You have the option of taking a new picture with the app itself, or uploading a preexisting photo one from your gallery. The picture you upload is your canvas and you now, have all creative freedom with it. You can head over to the Tools section, to perform any edits you like. 

Snapseed offers about 29 different tools and filters to select from. These contain all your basic editing tools such as crop, straighten, contrast etc. along with some additional ones. Its wide range of filters allowed it to work wonderfully for professional photographers as well. It specializes in High dynamic range or HDR as it is normally refereed as, which is a weak spot for many editing software.


Often times, editing software do not allow, precision with your photos or enable them to be easy to export. This isn’t the case with Snapseed. Snapseed allows you to tweak the filters and tools while offering great precision to help you achieve the results you expect.

As far as your progress is concerned with your edited picture, you can easily save what you have edited or undo it. After you have made the desired changes to you picture, simply click the export option. You can save it in a number of ways. If you just want the edited picture you will be able to save it in place of the original or you can save the original and the edited pictures separately.

During this step, you will see a share option as well. This allows you to post this picture directly to your selected socials, saving you from the hassle of having to upload it individually. 

How to download Snapseed for windows and Pc?

Previously, Snapseed was released to be used on windows and PC however, the original version is no longer available. Even though, it was discontinued, people who already had it downloaded on their Pc’s were still able use it, though, it no longer gets updates. 

Snapseed continues to be one of the best free editing apps for download on pc. Where, the Snapseed app allows you to expertly edit your picture, from the convenience of your phone, the desktop version allows you to be more precise. You can view your photos on the bigger screen and do a more in-depth edit.

Snapseed for pc windows 10 can be downloaded using emulators. In order to download Snapseed on your desktop you need to:

  1. Download a good quality emulator from their website and give it the required permission to run on your PC.
  2. Afterwards, open the emulator by clicking on its desktop icon and search for ‘Snapseed’
  3. It will show searches for the keywords on play store or web browser. Download the Snapseed application.
  4. Install it into the emulator.
  5. After the application has been installed into the emulator, you can click on the emulator icon from the desktop and access the Snapseed on your PC.
  6. After the application launches, you will have to go through the signing up process to make an account.
  7. After setting up an account, you will be able to edit pictures using Snapseed.


Snapseed opens many creative opportunities for those who like to experiment. With its diverse editing options and numerous filters available, you can create many artistic pieces with great ease. It is incredibly intuitive and offers a great user experience. It brings the basic editing tools and advanced options all in one place, to make it accessible and to allow people to venture out more and experiment with different modes. All of this, allows it to be comparable to industry level standard editing apps, for which you would normally have to pay a subscription fee.

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