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February 29, 2016
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THOMAS J PARKS
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Snapseed looks terrific from the brief introduction in the “Picasa is retiring…..” lesson.  Would like to learn more about using it.  Will you be giving a tutorial video on it or can you recommend a way to learn all about it?  I have installed it on my iphone and ipad, but need more help on using it.

Thank you very much.

March 1, 2016
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Hey Tom,

Yep, snapseed is pretty cool. I’m just beginning to learn it myself. I did a Google Search for snapseed tutorials and came up with several. I would try the newest ones first since it went thru quite an overhaul when Google bought it. This is the official Google help page for it: https://support.google.com/sna…..ic=6155507

I do hope to make some tutorial videos on snapseed, but it will be a while.

p.s. for others reading this, here is the Brief Introduction to Snapseed that Tom is referring to.

March 15, 2016
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I have tried Snapseed and need some help.  My results are not consistent on the different devices.

There was one picture of the rear of a car.  I used the “heal” feature to blur a licence plate.  Was that the right feature to use?  I did it on the ipad and did it on the picture in an “album”.  It is not edited in the album in the ipad.  It is edited in the album on the iphone.  It is edited in all of the “photos” on the iphone.   It is edited in all but one of the photos in the ipad. It made some copies, and that was a confusing choice.  Perhaps that is where I went wrong.  I chose to keep a copy unedited, but it did not do that on the iphone.

Then there is the other place the pictures are viewed. The computer.  When I started to write this, they were not edited on the computer.  I checked before submitting this and now they are edited the same as on the ipad, but it took a while.  

I see there is a version of snapseed for windows.  Would you recommend getting it and using it.

I guess my big question is why they are different on the iphone and the ipad.  The phone does not contain the unedited copy. Also would you recommend making a copy of the unedited version for later usem and why that copy did not appear on the iphone.

Thank you very much.

March 15, 2016
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The way edits are saved are different from Android to iPhone to Computer. Here is the official help for Google PHotos Editing:

Android App: Your edits will be shown on a new copy of the photo. Your original, unedited photo will also be in your Google Photos library.

iOS App: Your edits will be applied to the photo, but you can undo them at any time.

Computer: Your edits will be applied to the photo, but you can undo them at any time.

Bottom line is that the Android App creates a duplicate – the other ways do not.

But Snapseed is another app – it needs to have its own copy to work with and it makes that happen. There is no need to make a copy yourself. And, there is no real Snapseed app for Windows – when you find a reference to snapseed on Windows it is either to old software or to something that requires an Android emulator.

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