Google's Snapseed photo editor is receiving a big bump to version 2.0, aiming to give users "the precision and control of professional photo editing software."
With the new version number comes a new product icon and a refreshed design that cuts out the gradients, textures, and holo action bar of Snapseed's past.
The new design puts a simple histogram under your photo, and conceals the app's tools and filters under an unassuming floating action button. The actual editing screen has been similarly refreshed, with familiar editing gestures intact.
The 2.0 update isn't just skin-deep though. With the new Snapseed, users can enjoy non-destructive editing, so re-editing or undoing changes doesn't mean starting from scratch. There's also a new brush tool to selectively apply edits, along with new tools for lens blur, tonal contrast, perspective transformations and spot healing.
Snapseed 2.0 should be rolling out to users any time now via the Play Store but if you want it right now, you know where to go.
- Nils Kokemohr (Google+)