Snapseed – Photo editor

I want to show you how to get from this:

To this:

I use two apps to help with photo enhancing and I am going to write about one for this post and the other one for the next.

Snapseed is a photo editor and it is available on IOS and Android devices.

I normally use my iPhone to edit my photos as they go on Instagram usually so this is from a IOS mobile point of view.

The first thing I do is open the photo in the Snapseed app. I then click on the little paintbrush icon and click tune image. Then slide right to brighten the picture or left to make it slightly darker You can then slide up for other options. I put the ambiance (the detail of the background) up to around 70 – 80 and the contrast to 40 – 50. I put the colour saturation up to around 35 but this can vary depending how colourful the photo was to begin with and shadows can be used to make the darker areas of the picture stand out depending what you want the effect to be but I tend to leave this step out and this can be used the same as highlight which does the opposite and makes the lighter parts stand out but I leave this out too. The final step i use on Snapseed is the warmth which can put a slight blue ish tone or red ish tone depending which way you swipe.

Snapseed also many different filters that you can use which help with the overall look of the picture. Including blur and vintage styles.

This app also offers many other tools such as cropping, rotation etc.

Keep snapping those pics

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