Install Snapseed app on iOS or Android
If you’ve never used Snapseed before, you will need to install it on your mobile device. It is only available on mobile devices, not computers. On Android, get it from your Play store, on iOS get it from your App store. It can be used as a standalone editing program, or it can be accessed from within Google Photos:
- Android: open a photo in Google Photos, tap the edit button and scroll over to more… you should see Snapseed there
- iOS: open a photo in Google Photos, swipe up on the photo and you should see “open in Snapseed”
- For more detail see Android and iOS
Using the Snapseed Tools
In the Snapseed app, there is a tool called “Tuning” with several options. Once you have your photo open in Snapseed, you can tap on Tools and choose the Tuning Tool. Now you swipe up or down on the photo to see the list of tuning options and select one – such as Ambiance. Once an option is selected, you swipe right or left to increase or decrease the intensity of that option. It’s a lot easier to show than to explain, so please watch this video.
The text was added using the Text tool in Snapseed. See this video.
Another Example of “Beautifying” with Snapseed
This photo was mainly enhanced with Ambiance, but did you notice the car in the background of the first photo? To get rid of that, I used the “Heal” tool in Snapseed. Just open your photo in Snapseed, choose the tool called Heal, and touch the photo at the spot where you want something to disappear. See this video.