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Seven tricks on Snapseed to edit your photos | Publishers

Snapseed is a free image editor that allows you to make quick adjustments to photos via your phone. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS), the app allows you to create the bokeh effect, also known as "Portrait Mode", remove unwanted objects from an image, change the perspective, expand the environment around the photo, and even change the position of the face. All edits can be made in photos from the device's gallery or captured instantly, with the camera.

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The ideal tool for those interested in photography who want to achieve a more professional result and share on social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, in addition to email services, for example, Google's Gmail. To learn more about the features available on Snapseed, check out a list of seven tips below.

Snapseed offers several effects options in the mobile app Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoSnapseed offers several effects options in the mobile app Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Snapseed offers several effects options in the mobile app Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

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Snapseed app creates bokeh effect, or portrait mode, in photos from the cell phone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed app creates bokeh effect, or portrait mode, in photos from the cell phone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed app creates bokeh effect, or portrait mode, in photos from the cell phone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

The bokeh effect, popularized with the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus and the inclusion of Portrait Mode, highlights the main object of the photo and leaves the landscape, in the background, blurred. To create the effect, go to "Tools" and then select "Focus effect". In order for the main object to be in evidence, it is possible to determine the exact location of the insertion of the effect in the photo, adjust the intensity of the blur and vignette (shaded around) and the level of transition.

Snapseed removes unwanted objects from photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed removes unwanted objects from photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed removes unwanted objects from photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed allows you to remove unwanted elements, people and objects from the environment that have been captured in the photo. To do this, simply select the "Correo" tool and tap on the item to be removed. The application covers the object with parts of the image around it in the photo, which leads to the disappearance in a harmonious way. Those interested in achieving a more perfect effect can zoom in on the photo to achieve a detailed result.

Snapseed tool changes the angle at which the photo was taken Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed tool changes the angle at which the photo was taken Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed tool changes the angle at which the photo was taken Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

With the "Perspective" tool, the user is able to change the angle of the photo and can expand it to all sides, in order to give greater depth to the image. In addition, the tool offers the capabilities to tilt, rotate, scale and make free changes to achieve the desired effect. As the photo changes, its margins are complemented, so there are no black borders.

Snapseed increases the size of the image on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed increases the size of the image on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed increases the size of the image on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

The "Expand" tool uses elements from the photo itself to expand the environment at the edges of the figure and add more volume to the image. This feature helps the user to increase the size of the photo, without having to insert white or black borders around it, ideal to obtain the necessary size of the photo, according to the requirement of social networks. You need to be careful when applying the effect, so as not to make it artificial and failing to duplicate.

Snapseed overlaps photos and creates a double exposure effect Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed overlaps photos and creates a double exposure effect Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed overlaps photos and creates a double exposure effect Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

With the "Double Exposure" effect it is possible to overlay one image over another and create an effect that merges the two photos. After selecting the main image, the user must choose the option "Tools", and then "Double exposure" to insert the secondary image. Then, he can select different patterns of blending intensity and adjust the opacity of the photos to achieve the ideal overlap level. To make the effect more beautiful, the ideal is to use a photo with a silhouette or neutral background as the main image. In this way, the overlap will become clearer.

6. Edit specific parts

Snapseed has a tool to edit specific parts of the photo Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed has a tool to edit specific parts of the photo Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed has a tool to edit specific parts of the photo Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

The "Brush" tool allows you to make small color edits and lighting adjustments on specific parts of the photo. To do this, simply select the desired correction brush and touch the chosen area of ??the image. It is possible to use the features to lighten or darken and change the exposure, temperature and saturation, in addition to determining the intensity level of each option.

7. Correct face position

Snapseed corrects face position in photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSnapseed corrects face position in photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Snapseed corrects face position in photos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

The "Head position" effect is indicated for adjusting a face that has been distorted in the photo. With it, the user can move his face in all directions of the photo, through a 3D effect, until he finds the best layout. The ideal resource to be used in images taken with a mirror effect, such as selfies, for example.

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