New Snapseed Update Improves Interface and RAW Support

As far as image editing apps are concerned, the Google-owned Snapseed is one of the best solutions you can download from the Google Play Store. In addition to offering a plethora of tools for editing and manipulating pictures, Snapseed also features RAW support, which makes it especially valuable for photographers who want to avoid shooting in the JPEG format and prefer to do even the tiniest edits themselves. Speaking of which, the latest Snapseed update, version 2.13, significantly improves the app's RAW support. More specifically, Snapseed will now display the default colors of any RAW image recorded on your phone with the Creative setting. Up until now, the app defaulted to embedded color profiles as soon as you opened your RAW images, which occasionally meant it limited your creative freedom if you were trying to bring out some unusual color combinations.

That isn't the only thing Snapseed 2.13 brings to the table, though. Once you download the latest version of this image editing app, you'll also get to enjoy a new user interface which developers have been tweaking and testing for the last few months. Up until now, you were able to adjust individual parameters by selecting them from the drop-down menu and swiping up and down on the screen. As of version 2.13, you can also tap the Adjust icon located in the center of the bottom toolbar, which will open another menu designed for making modifications by tapping. More specifically, once you pick the adjustment you want to make, the said menu will be replaced with a slider located on the top of the app's user interface. Naturally, you can still make modifications by swiping the screen while the slider is open, but this is still a nice option to have, especially if you're using a stylus which will give you a clearer overview of your adjustments. Last but not least, the latest update also introduces some minor bug fixes.

The Snapseed update 2.13 started rolling out yesterday, which means it should already be available for download worldwide. The new version of the app isn't any more demanding than its predecessor, which means you should be able to install it on most smartphones and tablets running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and newer.

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