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Snapseed 2.8 update adds text input and photo resizing

Snapseed, the Google owned photo editing application, has just received an update to version 2.8, complete with new text, color, and filter options.
August 4, 2016
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Snapseed, the Google owned cross-platform photo editing application, has just received an update to version 2.8. The latest software adds in a selection of new fonts, colors, and filters, as well as the option to resize pictures, to help tweak your photos to your liking. The update also contains some slight tweaks to the UI and a small number of bug fixes.

While Snapseed certainly isn’t at the Photoshop level of picture editing, the new text tool enables users to insert text wherever they like in a variety of styles and colors. There are 38 different fonts available in the app, text can be inverted, and can also be spliced with other filters for some more unique effects.

The ability to resize images is also a much sought after feature that has finally made its way into the app. This is a particularly handy tool for resizing large megapixel images before uploading them to social media or a blog, to help save on data. The option is tucked away in the overflow menu and allows users to adjust pictures to sizes between 800 and 4000 pixels in each axis.

Snapseed 2.8 is now available from both the App Store and Google’s Play Store. If you haven’t tried it out already, hit the button below for a free download.