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How to create and save filters in Snapseed

Photography has become an accessible hobby for many people. Now you don’t need to go and develop photos and have professional equipment to enjoy a beautiful and clear picture. Ten more years and cameras will probably only be used somewhere for scientific purposes. Even now, most people prefer not cameras, but the latest models of smartphones. The fact is that in addition to the powerful built-in camera and the portability of the device, you can easily edit the photo on the device itself. That is, you don’t need to transfer your photos to a PC or laptop and start your work on photos there. It’s enough to use the apps on your smartphone for photo processing. And there are a huge amount of such apps.

However, right now, you can find out more about Snapseed, which devices it’s available on, and most importantly, how to create and add filters through this app.

How to create and save filters in in Snapseed

So, if you’ve scoured the Looks gallery and realize you’re not happy with most of them, the app gives you a chance to be creative and upload your own filters. No, it doesn’t mean that you have to create a filter through a third-party program and then upload it through the app, etc. Everything is thoughtful and simple. What’s also cool is that you can do it from both Android and iOS devices. Here’s a quick guide on how to create your filter (Look) and save it via Snapseed:

  • Open an image you want to edit within Snapseed
  • Select the Tools menu at the bottom to access the settings to edit the photo
  • Add your effects and edits until you’re happy then save
  • Tap Looks from the menu. Scroll all the way to the right, you will notice a + sign. Tap the + sign
  • Give it a name and select Save

As you can see, it’s quick and easy. Also, don’t forget that you can use other editing functions and combine them with your own work.

Is there any way on how to use saved Look in Snapseed

Now that you have created your filter (Look), or several of them, don’t forget to name the filters, so as not to lose them. When you have created your own gallery of filters, you can start applying them to your photos. One more good news – you can apply the filter to several photos at once. This is a great feature because it saves you a lot of time and nerves.

  • Open an image you want to apply your Look to in Snapseed
  • Select Looks from the menu in the bottom of the screen
  • Select the Look that you save. The effects will be applied on the current photo
  • Select Export to save the image or apply more effects as you need

After you have applied a filter to an image or several images, as soon as you confirm your editing result, the app will make a copy or several (depending on the number of edited photos) so that you can redo the original again if needed. This approach ensures that the original photo is treated with care and this is a small detail, but a very nice one.

How to share your Looks with friends

Of course, like other apps of this kind, you will have the option to share your work with friends. Or you can simply upload your photos to a certain resource. For example, the same Snapseed. Sharing a photo is a must. Not even to promote your creativity, but in case you lose your device, you will have those pictures with the same friends or in the Snapseed app. Here’s a quick guide on how to share your photos:

  • Open an image you want to apply your Look to in Snapseed
  • Apply the look you made then select the edit icon in the top right
  • Select QR Look
  • Select Create QR Look

The method above is also good if you need to share a photo not online but when in person. Only it is necessary to remember that the one who is sharing photos must choose to Create QR Look, and the one who uploads photos must choose Scan QR Look. So, you can easily exchange photos somewhere at a party, etc.

The Snapseed is also indispensable when traveling. When you want to capture a lot of different moments or sights, the gallery accumulates a day later a lot of photos, and that’s where Snapseed comes in handy – literally in one click you can apply a filter to several photos at once and share them with friends.

Now you know more about Snapseed. This app can be called simplified Photoshop because it has everything you need for basic editing and picture enhancement. But unlike Photoshop, you don’t have to transfer files to your PC or laptop, sit for hours on each photo and look for tutorials on how to apply this or that function.



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