When I get a new tool or learn a new trick, I have a tendency to use the heck out of it for a while, and then it sort of fades back into the toolbox. The novelty has kind of worn off the Snapseed at this point now that I’ve gotten to understand it a bit more. I’m thinking of making a tutorial at some point soon though.
That being said, I did enjoy taking some time to wander downtown Kent yesterday to see what I could shoot before I went to work.
I’m still playing with Snapseed today. I started going through older photos that I had on my phone. Most of them were taken with my DSLR, and many were already edited to some degree, but I just wanted to experiment with some of these tools a bit more. Some were more subtle than others.
Since I wasn’t getting the results I wanted with a couple of my go-to editing apps on my phone, I decided to branch out and try Snapseed. Not only did it let me do the HDR effects I was going for, but it had a slew of other tricks to play with. I probably spent about an hour today just messing with the different tools on. It had selective focusing, automatic HDR, tilt-shift, and tons of different filters. Normally, I don’t like to go overboard on the special effects, but there were so many fun new toys on hand. Plus, Mrs. Gilley’s 96th birthday is about a week away and I really wanted to step up my game and give her more variety in the photos for her. I’ll probably giver her all of these for her digital frame and print the best one. Help me out, guys. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.