Posts Tagged ‘snapseed’

Google+ Photos Update Brings Snapseed-esque Functionality to the Browser

Google’s acquisition of Nik Software some time ago caused quite a stir in the photography community. Creators of a number of plugins, filters and the editing app Snapseed, Nik Software had a lot to offer Google in the world of photography.

And little by little, as Google has continued to improve its photo platform and services, more and more influence and integration from the acquisition is making its way to the end user. Case in point is Google+ Photos’ latest update, which features a number of Snapseed-esque editing tools. Read more…

Google+ Android App Updated: Improved Photo Experience, Snapseed Integration

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Following the Google+ updates last week at Google I/O that overall improved the photo experience for its users, Mountain View-based Google is now making that very updated experience for users of its Google+ Android application.

The update, which boasts 41 new features total, includes Auto Backup (stores photos as you take them), Auto Highlight (allows for the ability to browse top shots from added sets), Auto Enhance (automatically enhances images), and even something called Auto Awesome (which creates fun new versions of pictures, such as panoramas and animations, based on images already in your library). Read more…

Google+ Can Now Automatically Select Your Best Pics, Edit Them and More

“Your darkroom is now a datacenter.” That’s the thought and slogan behind a huge update that Google+ Photos is rolling out over the next week. Many people already considered Google+ the photographer’s social network because of the many features Google has built into the system over the years — this announcement is another giant leap in that direction. Read more…

Google+ Mobile App Gets Retro Filters Thanks to Snapseed Acquisition

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Retro filters are still doing their steady march toward becoming ubiquitous across camera and photo-sharing mobile apps. Today, Google announced a new update to its iPhone and Android Google+ apps that adds these filters for people who want to make their photographs look “retro.”
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Google Killing Off Snapseed for Desktop as Part of “Spring Cleaning”

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Google announced a new “spring cleaning” initiative yesterday through which some of the company’s not-as-popular apps and services will be terminated to allow attention and resources to be focused on the heavily used ones. The notice that sparked the most hoopla was the death notice for Google Reader, but another photography-related one was also included in the notice: Snapseed.

In what may be a sign of sad times to come for Nik Software fans, Google is saying that it will be abandoning Nik’s Snapseed for Desktop photo editing app.
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Google Releases Snapseed for Android, iOS Version Now Free

When Nik Software was acquired by Google back in September, one of the prized catches — besides Nik’s impressive suite of high-end photo editing software — was Snapseed, a highly popular photo editing app for iOS. Many people suspected that Google was gearing up to fight more directly with Instagram, now the Facebook-owned 800lb gorilla in the mobile photo sharing space.

Whether or not that was the motivation, it certainly seems like the case now: Google today launched Snapseed for Android, and has also made the app free for both platforms.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Photo Shared by Google VP Shows That Snapseed for Android is Alive and Well

Google recently reaffirmed its commitment to keeping recently-acquired Nik Software‘s high-end photography tools alive, which led some to believe that Snapseed — Nik’s popular photo editing app — would be neglected or shuttered. That doesn’t appear to be the case.

If you look at the Supported Platforms page on the Snapseed website, you’ll find a note that says Android support is “coming soon”. How soon? Well, Vic Gundotra — Google’s SVP of engineering and a major player in the Nik deal — has leaked through his Google+ page that Snapseed for Android is already up and running.
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Google Snaps Up Snapseed, Now Ready to Battle Facebook’s Instagram

Nik Software announced today that it has been acquired by Google. The company is the maker of Snapseed, one of the most popular photo editing apps in the iTunes App Store and a competitor to Instagram.
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Photojournalist Uses iPhone to Cover Olympics

We’ve seen some very heavy-duty gear lugged out to cover the Olympic games in London this year: some robotic rigs, an 800mm lens that could easily weigh more than the average lady gymnast, and of course, the usual suspects in a packed camera bag. But Guardian photojournalist Dan Chung is traveling light: he’s covering the games with a simple iPhone setup.

Using different combinations of an iPhone 4s, a clip-on Schneider lens and a pair of Canon binoculars, Chung has been live-blogging all aspects of the games. His photos yield surprisingly crisp results, indoors, outdoors and even underwater through a viewing window — which again reinforces the old photographer’s adage that the best camera is the one that’s with you.

Chung uses the Snapseed app to do in-camera/phone edits. You can check out more of Chung’s work on his Guardian blog.

(via The Verge via dpreview)

Editorial Fashion Shoot Taken and Edited Entirely With The iPhone 4S

Back in 2010, Lee Morris set out to prove that you don’t need expensive camera gear to be a photographer by doing an entire fashion shoot using an iPhone 3G; while people were impressed, many nevertheless said that the use of professional studio lighting and post-processing negated the point he was trying to make.

In the above video, photographer Nick Fancher followed in Morris’ footsteps by also doing an entire fashion shoot on an iPhone, only he used nothing more than a reflector and the in-phone editing capabilities of Snapseed and Adobe Photoshop Express for all of his lighting and post processing needs. Even the models, make-up artists, and assistants were all working for trade, meaning that Fancher didn’t spend a single cent on the shoot itself. Considering all that, the results are pretty impressive.

(via Fstoppers)