Snapseed is a great photo editor from Google. It works best with Google Photos but it can work with any photo app.
The Faces effects are a fun way to improve how your subject looks in your photos.Continue reading →
The Perspective effect in Snapseed lets you straighten buildings or other objects in your photos.Continue reading →
The Snapseed Text tool gives you lots of ways to add text to a photo.Continue reading →
The Healing tool will fix small imperfections in a photo.Continue reading →
The Brush tool in Snapseed is the way to edit parts of a photo.Continue reading →
Snapseed gives you lots of tools to edit your photos. Tune Image is a good place to start.Continue reading →
Adding a bit of HDR (High Dynamic Range) will improve many photos.Continue reading →
In packing for our month in Europe, I reluctantly left my Canon Digital Rebel T3i behind. See our video where we talked about what we packed to take with us.
I love my Canon, it takes great photos, but, so does my iPhone 7+ and the iPhone is a lot smaller! Besides, I’ve always believed that what makes the most difference in the quality of a photo is a few seconds spent with good editing tools after the photo is taken. I believed that back with Picasa, and I believe it now with Google Photos and Snapseed. I have no ambition to be a professional photographer, that’s a completely different story. I just want to capture my memories and make them nice to look at.
We had 4 cameras with us even without the Canon! My phone, an iPhone 7+, Jim’s phone, a Pixel XL, Jim’s Samsung Camera 2, and Jim’s GoPro video camera. I enjoyed having only one camera, no decisions to make about which one to use, just learn all I could about using the iPhone. The only time I even thought about my Canon was when we were on a train or a boat. It is so much faster to grab the Canon, put it to your eye, twist the lens to zoom in and snap. That can all be accomplished in one smooth motion, 3 seconds top. With the phone, there is always a lot of fumbling to get to the right screen, squinting to see the image on the screen before snapping, and changing your grip to be able to snap the picture. I’m sure I missed a few good shots because I was too slow, but I still got plenty of nice photos. Here are a few, with notes. Many of these would not be possible with the SLR – e.g. in-camera Panoramas, selfies, animated gifs. See lots more (445 to be exact!) in our Album.
|1. Duomo in Florence, Italy
|2. Water lily in gardens at Florence, Italy
|3. Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany Italy
Pixel XL – panorama with a run-around-behind subject
|4. Begonias on our terrace at El Santucce
iPhone 7+ using Portrait mode
iPhone 7+ Snapseed HDR-scape, text added with Snapseed
|6. St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy at night
iPhone 7+ – selfie (front lens) so good at night exposure. no editing other than crop
Samsung Camera 2 – panorama with Google Photos Pop
|8. Kayaking on the Grand Canal in Venice
iPhone 7+ on a selfie stick
|9. Jim at Miramare castle, Trieste Italy
iPhone 7+ using Portrait mode
|10. Boat ride in Ljubljana, Slovenia
iPhone 7+ Edited in Snapseed, HDR-scape filter, Text added
|11. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
iPhone 7+ Live Photo, converted to animated gif with Motion Stills app
|12. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Samsung Camera 2 on Waterfall setting!
Smartphone Photography Workshops
We will be teaching 2 sessions of our Smartphone Photography workshops at
Thursday July 13, 2017
Friday July 14, 2017
Tutorial Video from Geeks on Tour:
Chris demonstrates how the SnapSeed app can make your pictures look so much better, and it’s fun!