How to Easily Edit Photos using SnapSeed

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If any of you follow me on Instagram you will notice that I edit my photos in a way that offers a consistent and polished look. In addition to editing the photos for my Instagram feed by a filter, I also love to add a frame to each one and give them that extra pizzaz. Would you believe me if I say that you can easily edit photos using the Snapseed app?? Here is a Behind the Scenes look at how I edit my photos.

The Snapseed App is my All-Time Favorite App from the ones that I use for editing.  In addition to my trusty iPhone 7+, I find that using Snapseed makes my photos look amazing.

Why use the Snapseed App to edit your photos?

Snapseed is a free app that has grown in popularity since its release in 2011. It is my favorite editing app. It allows so much freedom while editing photos. I love the fact that I can layer effects and also delete layers before adding others.Below is the original photograph that I wanted to edit and put on Instagram.

The original was underwhelming and washed out. (look below)

How to Edit Photos using Snapseed.
Hudson River
Milton, NY
iPhone 7+; Original Photo (No Edits)

Step 1: Open the Snapseed app and choose ‘Drama’ filter

Tutorial on how to edit photos on Snapseed

Step 2: Choose Drama 1 and lower the Filter Strength 

Roll your finger up/down on the picture to choose Filter Strength and lower it to +30

Snapseed app to edit photos on the go

Step 3: Remain on Drama 1 and raise the Saturation

Roll your finger up/down on the picture to choose Saturation and raise it to +25

Editing photo on Snapseed

Tap the Checkmark (on the right) to save this setting.

Step 4: Choose Bright 1 and lower the Filter Strength to +42

Roll your finger up/down on the picture to choose Filter Strength and lower it to +42

How to easily edit photos on Snapseed

Step 5: Remain on Bright 1 and raise the Saturation

Rolling your finger up and down again will allow you to choose Saturation and raise it to +53

How to edit photos easily using snapseed

Remember to tap the Checkmark (on the right) to save this setting. If not, the edits will not be saved.

Step 6: Choose ‘Frame’ (only if interested in adding a border)

Editing a photo easily on the Snapseed app. Use your phone to edit photos

Step 7: Choose Preferred Frame and adjust the width to your liking

Easily edit your photos on your phone using the Snapseed app

I prefer the #3 of the frame options. It adds an element of interest to my Instagram Feed.

Tap the checkmark (on right) to save the setting.

Step 8: Save your Edited Photo using ‘Export’ 

In order to save the complete edit of the photo, tap on ‘Export’ and save to the Camera Roll.

My completely edited photo is below:

Easily Edit your photos using Snapseed

Now that you’ve seen how I easily edit my photos using Snapseed, let’s take a look at how it all comes together on my Instagram feed.

Editing photos for Instagram using Snapseed
Instagram Feed
iPhone 7+
Photos individually edited in Snapseed

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Now, it’s your turn…

  1. Take some photos
  2. Edit them on Snapseed
  3. Share them with me by tagging me on Facebook and/or Instagram

I Can’t Wait to See What you come up with!

Until the Next Adventure…

2 thoughts on “How to Easily Edit Photos using SnapSeed”

    1. Hi Joelle!!! Thanks for the comment! I’m so happy that you found it helpful. Let me know if there is anything else you’d be interested in and I’ll be sure to add it to my list of future posts. 😀

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