App Giveaway: Snapseed for iPhone and iPad

Snapseed is a premium photo editing app for iPhone and iPad. You can make adjustments ranging from the basics to more creative things like tilt-shift and special filters.

One of my favorite features of Snapseed is the ability to make adjustments to specific areas of the photo with Nik Software’s U Point technology. Snapseed makes pro-level editing easy for the average user.

Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips.

Basic Adjustments:

  • Auto Correct - Automatically analyzes your photo and adjusts color and exposure to perfection.
  • Selective Adjust - Make precise selections and enhancements to specific areas of your photos in seconds with Nik Software’s revolutionary U Point technology.
  • Tune Image - Use Ambience to create depth and vibrancy that uniquely adapts to colors and textures. Adjust White Balance, Saturation, Contrast, more.
  • Straighten & Rotate - Rotate 90° and/or straighten photos with simple gesture controls.
  • Crop - Easily crop images to remove distracting parts of your photo, now with standard aspect ratios.
  • Take Photos – Open photos from the Camera Roll or take new photos.

Creative Enhancements

  • Black & White - Get that classic Black and White look with this darkroom-inspired filter.
  • Vintage Films - Make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s.
  • Drama - Add style with a custom effect specifically tailored to your photos, ranging from subtle textures to wildly artistic effects.
  • Grunge - Give your photos a totally unique, hip, and dingy look.
  • Tilt-Shift - Create a narrow in-focus area designed to simulate depth of field, common in a Miniature Scene look.
  • Details - Enhance details with traditional sharpening or the unique Structure control found in the Nik Software professional products.
  • Center Focus - Draw attention to the subject of your photo by blurring the surrounding background.
  • Organic Frames - Add stylized borders to photos for the perfect finishing touch.


  • Email - Send images at original resolution.
  • Social - Share on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter (using iOS5).
  • Print - Print wirelessly using Apple’s AirPrint technology


The good folks at Nik Software are partnering with us to give away 5 copies of Snapseed to our readers! For a chance to win, let us know which country you're from and how many photos you have in your library waiting to be edited with Snapseed. Must also provide a valid email address to win.

Snapseed is available on the iPhone and iPad for $4.99.

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App Giveaway: Snapseed for iPhone and iPad


onestamente,i resident evil vhecci li ho provati tutti sul gamecube, e posso dire ke l unica cosa che odiavo di questi giochi erano quei ***** di enigmi, per me soppravivere agli zombi vuol dire essere in citta o in una villa infestata da zombi e sparare per soppravivere ,non trovare una chiave con uno stemma e capire quale porta apre, comunque sono daccordo sul fatto che invece di fare uno sparatutto sui binari potevano essere dei remake dal n 0 al CODE VERONICA ,se poi riescono a darci un RESIDENT EVIL 5 per wii meglio ancora anke a costo di cambiare qualcosa sia a livello grafica e giocabilita

USA. I have over 1100 photos to use. I'm always trying to find that perfect photo app and I may have found it

Philippines, and I have about 200+ photos looking for a chance to be improved via Snapseed!

I live in the U.S.and have 88 pics on my phone....but it's new and my first iPhone, so I'm just getting started and could use the editing help.

Thailand, i got heaps of photos of my 5 day old daughter ( from the day she was born to today, 11th Nov.) waiting to be edited and to be posted into a social network.

USA, I have 260 photos on my iPhone and another 2000 on my Mac... many of those taken with my iPhone.

re con 4 e il 5 capitolo ibmacato ..@destiny 64\"oltretutto i titoli su binari sono alla portata di un pubblico decisamente pi vasto che le solite avventure in terza persona.\"come ho gi detto il porting di re 4 ha venduto piu\' di uc, ma quali sono le solite avventure in terza persona per wii(si potrebbe anche dire tps vista la piega degli ultimi re)?

San Francisco, CA - I have 5,692 photos on my iPhone. It captures my life and the life all around me.

io non capisco tutta uqseta disapprovazione da parte della gente lo sparatutto su binari un genere come l adventure, action ecc.non potete dire che da sala giochi solo perch nato li. Forse pu nn piacervi come gusti personali ma non si pu dire che deve restare nelle sala giochi, xk c gente (cm me)a cui il genere piace e trova sul wii il meglio di se

USA, new iPhone user here, so just getting started with my iPhone picture-taking... only about 10 or so pictures.

USA, new iPhone user here, so just getting started with my iPhone picture-taking... only about 10 or so pictures.

Clearwater, Fl-New to the iPhone but been taking pictures more than anything, another photo app will be perfect. I got like 100+ so far and counting.

I'm from Milwaukee, WI. I have about 200 pictures on my new 4S. I live for photography and love it greatly. This app would be used every day no questions.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have over 2,300 photos in my library and would dearly like to use Snapseed to further enhance these prized photos.

United Kingdom - I have 200 pictures currently on my iPhone, but that's not including all the files I have on the laptop waiting to be transferred over! :)

USA. I don´t have any pictures on the phone yet, because I´m waiting for this app to be able to have insanely great pictures.

I have about 160 photo's ready and waiting - I'd love to win this app - it looks like just the photo app I've been looking for - thanks very much.

ed un gran gioco Riguardo agli sparatutto su ribani, sono un modo pi sicuro per vendere videogiochi. E' pi difficile fare un gioco di successo come RE4 in terza persona e venderlo ad un pubblico vasta. Per fortuna il porting di RE4 ha venduto di pi di REUC e spero che questo dia coraggio a Capcom per fare giochi simili a RE4 per wii, non necessariamente un porting di RE5 o Re6. ritornando a UC, penso sia un gioco divertente, non ai livelli di RE, ma cmq un buon gioco.

This app looks nice, I'm in the US and right now I have 30 pictures in my iPhone. I'm new to the iPhone so I imagine that number will keep jumping up!

This app looks nice, I'm in the US and right now I have 30 pictures in my iPhone. I'm new to the iPhone so I imagine that number will keep jumping up!

Would love a copy. Live in the US and have been playing with the new 4s camera so much, I have 376 photos waiting for this app.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

This app looks fantastic. I take a lot of photos with my phone. In the last week I've taken between 40 and 50 shots that could definitely use some Snapseed love!

I live in the USA and have close to a hundred photos that NEED Snapseed to make them perfect!

Well, I have 10,509 photos, but only 120 that I thought were great shots. But with Snapseed I can see this small collection multiplying very fast. (I'm in australia).

I've had my iphone for about 2 weeks and I've got 407 currently in photostream. (Thousands and Thousands on my computer) I live in the US.

Well, I have 10509 photos, but only 120 that I thought were great shots, but with Snapseed I can see that collection multiplying very fast. (I'm in australia).

In the USA, and recently made the jump from android to ios and am loving my 4s. I don't have a lot of pics (only 50) but would love the app!

I'm an Aussie living in Germany and have got 673 photos on my iPhone just waiting to be optimised in Snapseed. I'm thinking of doing a book of my experiences in Germany and my cool "Snapseeded" photos would be in there of course !!!

I've had my iPhone for just over a year here in the US. I have over 700 photos waiting for a great editing program!

From the US and all my photos from the last 11 years are mostly unedited...
At last counts somewhere around 10,000...I am sure I will never get through them all.

I'm from USA. Originally from Ukraine. By now I have more than 40000 pictures waiting to be edited.. Hope to win this great app. Nik is the best.

I'm from USA. Originally from Ukraine. By now I have more than 40000 pictures waiting to be edited.. Hope to win this great app. Nik is the best.

i dont have many photos in my library because i need a good editing app to the photos i keep taking and deleting.

Resident Evil 2 il primo capitolo della serie al quale ho giacoto, ed attualmente il mio preferito. Senza dubbi. Premesso questo, la mia opinione una: per quanto il comparto grafico sia notevolissimo per il Wii, la moderna mania di creare sparatutto su binari odiosa. Ok, una categoria di gioco che piace, senza dubbio. Ma non per Resident Evil. Per chi si chiedesse il perch (non credo molti, ma comunque mai dire mai), ricorderei al mondo (e alla capcom) che resident evil un alternanza di zombie lenti e macchinosi ed enigmi, enigmi, enigmi. Ed proprio quest'altalenarsi di gameplay (nonch la tensione onnipresente) che dava spessore alla serie. Ora riducono tutto ad uno spara e ammazza. Banale.