iPad App of the Week: Snapseed

iOS App of the Week

Nik Software recently launched Snapseed, its new photo editing utility designed exclusively for the iPad. The $5 application offers a number of tools for modifying images stored on an iPad, including an Auto Correct filter that attempts to adjust color and exposure settings based on the content of the image. Additionally, users can specify which sections of a photo should be edited by dragging a finger over them.

Snapseed features 11 built-in filters, including Black & White, Drama, Grunge, and Vintage Films, each with multiple presets and customizable parameters. Presets are accessed by tapping the "Style" button at the bottom of the interface, while parameters can be selected with up or down swipe gestures, and modified with left, right, and pinch gestures. A number of organic frames and textures are also included for adding a finishing touch to an image.

The software also sports a number of tools for sharing images with friends and family. Images can be e-mailed from within the software, as well as sent to a number of social network sites or printed with an AirPrint compatible printer.

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