Google's Snapseed has undergone a facelift of late and one of the things Ive found helpful is the ability to brush in the HDR filter. Applying The HDR Scape Filter To apply the HDR filter tap the pencil icon in the bottom right corner Then slide up to reveal the filters. Among the filters is the new HDR Scape. This works much better than the Drama that you may have added before. Here add the adjustments to suit. In this example Im only adjusting for the portion of the image under the desk. The wall and windows Ill do later. Ill tap the … [Read more...] about Painting In HDR With Snapseed
On all the smartphones I get my hands on these days there's a n HDR function. Quite often I find that the default is 'Auto' but what difference does it really make? What Is HDR? High Dynamic Range or HDR is a technique of combining three or more images to make one evenly exposed image. That is, one for shadows, one for mid-tones and one for highlights. Photographers have been creating HDR images for some time using software from Photomatix, Adobe or other third party software providers. The Smartphone HDR What smartphones do however is take the … [Read more...] about What Difference Does HDR make With Smartphone Images?
It goes without saying that one of the chief goals as a photographer is to clearly convey what the subject is within your photo. Effectively doing so makes it easy for the viewer to focus exactly where you intended them to. However, it is not always that easy to do so when you're in the field. Maybe it's a limitation with the lens you have, or it could just be that you're unsure about what you want to set as your visual anchor. That's where adding a simple Tilt Shift effect can do wonders, and the great thing is that there is no shortage of … [Read more...] about Creating A Tilt Shift Effect Using Snapseed On Your Mobile Device
In a move that is far from shocking, Google has killed off Snapseed Desktop for Mac and PC. Beginning today well no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows, said the Official Google Blog. Existing customers will continue to be able to download the software and can contact us for support. Well continue to offer the Snapseed mobile app on iOS and Android for free. While I use Snapseed on my phone almost daily, the desktop version was not a staple of my workflow. What concerns me though is that this is … [Read more...] about Google Kills One of the Nik Software Products
When Nik Software released Snapseed for the iPad it got quite a lot of attention. I'm one of those rare people who doesn't use an iPad for content creation. My iPad essentially serves only two purposes 1. To show off my portfolio 2. To consume data I wasn't all that interested in fixing photos on my iPad. But my laptop? That's a different story. So when I heard that Snapseed was available for my Mac laptop, I went to the App Store, plunked down my $19.95 and started playing. While most serious photographers I know (me included) like Nik … [Read more...] about Nik Snapseed for Mac