Nik Software Releases Snapseed for Android, Makes iOS Version Free

Snapseed interface. Image credit: Nik Software press images.

Android users (hey YS!) rejoice! Nik Software’s Snapseed, the popular photo editing app for mobile photographers, is now available for Android users. Additionally, they have also made the iOS version of the app a free download on Apple’s AppStore. Prior to this, the app cost US$5.

The new version of Snapseed also adds Google+ integration as well as a new filter called Retrolux, which according to the release notes, “combined with a range of different scratches and textures as well as light leaks to create a truly retro look for your photos. ”

Snapseed can be downloaded from either Apple’s AppStore or the Google Play Store.

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Google Acquires Nik Software, Makers of Snapseed

Snapseed interface. Image credit: Nik Software press images.

Google announced today that they have acquired Nik Software, the makers of popular mobile image editing app Snapseed. This looks like a move which rivals Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram not too long ago.

Not much information about the acquisition has been released at this point of time. I hope Nik Software will continue to evolve and improve Snapseed and not just let it “rot”, something which tends to happen when a large company buys over a small one. This brings to mind Google’s recent acquisition of the very popular Sparrow mail client – many users are disappointed that with the acquisition, Sparrow will no longer be bringing out new versions of the app, as well as an iPad version announced earlier.

YS: Does that mean Snapseed for Android is *finally* coming? And not on tablets only please.

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