As you remember, I’ve started reviewing the Google Play apps that are worth mentioning. Today is the time for Snapseed Mod APK Premium Unlocked 2022 to show what it’s capable of.
Snapseed has been developed by Google LLC , which was bought by Google in September 2012. It doesn’t mean anything for users since the app itself still functions normally, but it may be one of those reasons why so many people believe Snapseed will be discontinued soon. The other reason could be the lack of updates during the past months (I can’t argue with that).
Snapseed app features
a simple and easy to comprehend interface, with a few basic yet powerful tools under the hood.
I’m going to start with RAW support because it’s something Android users rarely get to see in photo editors (although the new Google Camera has the ability, I’ll probably cover this feature in future articles).
Snapseed Pro APK supports opening RAW images using camera HALv3. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with my Nikon D7100 (it does with some other devices), but it gave me an opportunity to test the file size limit of 16MP (I edited full resolution JPEG instead).
As usual, I’ve prepared 2 sample images for you: one underexposed (-2EV) and another overexposed (+2) – both were taken at base ISO and their file size is around 12MB:
If we take a look at EXIF data, we can see that Snapseed was able to bring back some details from shadows and mid-tones.
I would also like to add that the app has never crashed when saving the edited JPEG (unlike when exporting to portrait or landscape orientation). Before editing RAW files Snapseed analyzes them to adjust parameters for white balance, exposure, etc.
– in short, it works almost like an auto-enhancer with histogram if you know what I mean.
Snapseed RAW processing options
As usual, Snapseed Mod APK latest version 2020 offers Auto Level, Auto Contrast, and Tune Image (in three modes: strength 25%, medium 50%, and 100%).
There’s an option to adjust the white balance manually (but it’s not available for RAW files) – you can either do that by dragging your finger around the “warmth” circle or typing in specific numbers
– I prefer the second method, although it may be harder to use if you’re just starting out.
By default, Snapseed free shows clipped shadows and highlights with red color, but there’s also an ability to recover them up to 200% which works only if the image is opened as a copy (you’ll find this button at the bottom of the editor screen).
As usual, there are no settings for exposure compensation/bracketing, so every time you open the RAW file Snapseed will try to adjust it according to EXIF data.
Snapseed RAW editing options
If you want to play with shadows, mid tones, or highlights individually there’s an option called Details. It works best for JPEG images because Snapseed can’t recover highlights in RAW files (as far as I know at least).
I found the AutoCorrect option under Tune Image quite useful – it seems to be able to remove chromatic aberrations and other lens issues too.
The app also has the ability to generate HDR effect from any number of exposures taken by your camera (there are three settings: 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 EV). Here are some examples:
The Snapseed HDR feature allows producing only 8-bit images though. If you want more control over the final result you’ll have to select the Merge to HDR option in the process of combining bracketed images.
As I said, Snapseed is capable of converting JPEGs to black & white with three different filter types (none, red and yellow), but it doesn’t have the ability to apply color filters on RAW files.
Snapseed offers a number of filters too – twelve if I’m not mistaken. The majority are pretty basic (for example Vintage by DdRT) but some of them are quite unique (one monochrome option).
Each filter can be fine-tuned with several settings which you access by tapping the “gear” icon located on the top right corner:
Snapseed color options When you tap this button Snapseed will show two more screens with settings for intensity (under Filter Strength) and contrast (under Contrast).
Overall, I found the app very useful for editing RAW files – there’s no other Android application that can compete with it in this area. That said, Snapseed was never designed to work on images of this type (even Adobe Lightroom doesn’t support them), so it’s better not to expect too much from it.
About Snapseed mod APK
Snapseed is a free application for editing photos and other images, created by Nik Software – the same company that has developed the Snapseed desktop app.
On the other hand, Snapseed mod APK provides much more precise editing options than its official version does. Snapseed mod comes with additional settings that are normally missing in the original release of the app (there are only three available under the Tune Image tab).
Although these changes can be revert anytime by choosing Restore to Original option from the Snapseed menu you’ll need root access to do so.
With Snapseed mod installed on your device, it’s also possible to edit RAW files (.dng and .raw), which is pretty cool if I may add. The problem with this particular app is that it often crashes when processing images with high DPIs. There are four versions of Snapseed mod APK available for download, depending on what Android version you have installed on your device:
1- Open RAW files
2- Open DNG files
3- Open .cr2 files
4- Load .dng & .raw files to camera roll (don’t have to be taken by the device)
5- Support JPEG images with high DPI/resolution. Normal Quality or Maximum Quality. Images will be save in maximum quality. No need to edit and save as again, phew! no more waiting.
Steps to download and install Snapseed mod APK
1- Click below Download Snapseed mod APK link
2- Click Allow to install the app, then click the INSTALL button.
3- Wait for it to finish downloading.
4- Done! Enjoy 🙂
FAQS about Snapseed mod APK
Q: I downloaded the app but I can’t open it, why?
A: You need to enable Unknown Sources from your Android Device. Click on the General Tab under device settings and scroll down until you see a check box called Unknown Sources. Make sure this is enable before installing any application from outside of Google Play Store.
Q: What about the App Restore option?
A: No worries, if you decide that you don’t like Snapseed mod APK all you have to do is click on SETTINGS then go to Applications.
Find “Snapseed” in the list and select it. Under permissions check “clear data” and “reset preferences”. This will reset Snapseed back to its initial status which means that you’ll lose all the settings changes made (not your images).
You can also click on “Restore to original” which will remove all the new features added by the Snapseed mod.
Q: What’s the difference between Normal Quality and Maximum Quality?
A: When saving an image with Snapseed mod, if you choose Maximum Quality it will be save at 100% quality. If you choose Normal Quality it will be save with a slight decrease in quality for faster processing.
Last words on Snapseed mod APK
To sum it up, Snapseed mod is a must-have app for all Android users that enjoy editing images on their devices. The official version of this app is pretty good itself but the modded version provides much more precise editing options and RAW file support.
Hoping you’ll find this article useful, thank you for reading! Should you have any questions or know of other similar apps please feel free to leave a comment below… I’m always open to tips & suggestions.