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I am a late adopter and as a former IT professional, I learned a long time ago to be cautious about investing in any version 1 product because first releases [of software and hardware] are usually buggy. For this reason I skipped the first generation iPad and got myself an iPad 2 a month ago and in a very short time discovered it to be life changing (not elaborating why this is so but it is very much so for me). Like many iPad users before me, I went through a number of paid photo editing Apps each offering a little something but there’s always something incomplete for the more seasoned pro.
Now, before I go on, you should know that I have worked with Nik’s products: Viveza and Colour Efex Pro and have found them to be absolutely amazing (for as long as the evaluation period remained valid). Sadly, I have also found costs to be somewhat prohibitive so I won’t be getting their Photoshop plug-ins any time soon. When Nik announced availability of Snapseed for the iPad 2 I was ecstatic and bought it right away. The Nik team managed to blow me away with a version 1 product, apart from certain useful features I would like to have, I could find no fault from a software so new that I just had to recommend a friend recently when we met for the first time. My perception of first has changed.
JAN SHIM (@janshim) June 23, 2011
Below are examples of my travel photographs edited on the iPad 2 using Snapseed I’m delighted to share.
I have also been in touch with Nik Software with an immediate feature recommendation I hope to see in a future release of Snapseed.
Because I use Snapseed very often, I also quickly discovered how it’s annoying to not be able to determine which of the 2, 3 or 5 photos of similar composition to open because the standard thumbnail box is so tiny. You know what I mean, there’s 3 shots you took, only one of them where all subjects eyes are wide open but not being to see them in the standard selection box means it may take you up to three times before getting the right one to work on. Glad @Snapseed recognizes this as ‘defect’ as an opportunity to improve.