Regular users of Snapseed have been in for a shock this week as version 2.18 rolled out across Android and iOS devices. The redesigned app featured a lighter-colored interface and a new “Looks” bar that seeks to emulate Instagram’s now ubiquitous filters menu.
There are 11 preset Looks, and you can edit any of the tools used to create that filter to your liking. You can also scroll to the end of the Looks bar and add your own presets to the group to apply to photos later.
The tools list has all been hidden under one button now, and with all the options, it can take a while to find the one you are looking for. Other changes include moving the export option to the bottom (or side, depending on your phone’s orientation) bar along with the Looks and tools.
There’s also a new perspective tool to allow you to skew lines and fix perspectives for those times when you’re out and about and forget to pack the tilt-shift lens to get it right in the camera.
Of course all of the app’s robust support for JPG and raw files remain, as well as some of the more powerful Photoshop-like features such as “Head Pose” which lets you modify the way oriented in a photo that was introduced in version 2.17.