Snapseed is a free image editing application that allows you to simulate the HDR effect to improve images saved on your phone. Available for iPhone (iOS) and Android smartphones, the feature automatically improves the sharpness and brightness of a photo. In addition, the app also allows you to change important parameters, such as the intensity of the effect, brightness and color saturation.
To learn how to use HDR mode to enhance your photos, follow the step by step we have prepared.
Tutorial shows how to improve your photos using the HDR function of the free Snapseed app – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
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Step 1. Open the application and tap the «+» icon in the center of the screen. Then choose the option to open the phone’s camera to take a photo or tap one of the images in the smartphone’s library, as shown in the image below.
Action to import images from cell phone to Snapseed – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. At that moment, tap on «Tools» and choose the option «HDR Scape».
Path to open the HDR Scape tool from the Snapseed app – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Select the HDR mode that best suits your image. Note that there are options for pictures with people and landscapes, as we will use in this example. Touch the settings icon to set the intensity, brightness and saturation of the image. To do this, select each option in the menu and slide the blue command at the top of the screen to set the intensity of the parameters.
Actions to configure the HDR Scape option of the Snapseed application – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Tap the checkmark icon in the lower right corner of the image to save your edits. Then, tap «Export».
Actions to save and view options for exporting images in the Snapseed app – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 5. On this page, there are options to save the edited image to the phone’s library. For this example, we will use the «Share» option to define which social network or messenger the image will be sent to.
Options for saving and sharing an edited image with the Snapseed app – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Take advantage of the tip to improve your photos in a simple way using this free tool for iPhone and Android smartphones.