Snapseed hits version 2.0 with new tools, filters and more

The Google-owned Snapseed, which received its last major update in October 2013, is one of our favorite photo editing apps for iPhone. The latest update adds a new way to view your edits with Stacks. Stacks allow you to see a list of filters that you've applied to an image that can be re-edited or copied over to another image.

Snapseed 2.0 also includes new filters, brush and spot repair tools, and more. Check out the full list of additions below:

  • 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

Snapseed 2.0 is available now from the App Store as a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • I really liked Snapseed back in the day, but as you point out it's been two years since an update. I've long since deleted it and moved on. I wonder if I'm alone in that.
  • Nope, you're not alone. That Forstall-friendly UI seemed so out of place once iOS 7 arrived. New UI seems more 2015 - looks a bit Material Design inspired, to my eyes - but I'll wait for Allyson (hint, hint) to post up a review first. Currently using Enlight as my primary editor on iOS and I'm pretty happy with it so far.
  • I wish I could use Enlight on the iPad. But alas...
  • It was bought by Google and mostly abandoned. The Mac version was pulled from the app store and mothballed. "New UI seems more 2015 - looks a bit Material Design inspired"
    Well, it's from Google, what would you expect?