Snapseed started as a simple image editor, but it's been learning some impressive new tricks recently. It can even edit your RAW files these days. In the new v2.8 update, you can add text to your images with a ton of fonts and styles, and there is an auto-resize option for exports. The update is still rolling out, but we've got the APK ready for download if you don't want to wait.

You'll find text at the bottom of the filter list—not the most intuitive place, I know. There are numerous font options, opacity control, colors, and you can change the size with a multitouch gesture. You can also get into the style options for the text to create a bunch of artsy effects. According to Google, you can create the above effect using this easy five-step process.

  • First apply the Text filter.
  • Then, open the edit stack by tapping the number icon in the upper right corner.
  • Tap on the Text filter twice to open the option menu, then tap on the Brush icon.
  • Tap the Invert icon to apply the Text filter at 100%.
  • Set the brush opacity to zero, and brush your finger or stylus UNDER the text. This will erase the bottom of the text with a nice feathered transition.

See? Easy. Really though, you can do some neat stuff once you figure out where everything is.

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Snapseed v2.8 includes a new option when you export or share your creations too. In the settings you can set a maximum limit for the resolution of 4000, 2000, 1920, 1366, or 800 pixels. If one of the dimensions of your image is larger than that, it will be automatically resized during export. You can also leave resizing off.

The new version is on APK Mirror if you want it. We've got both ARM and x86 versions.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free