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How to edit a backlit photo using the latest Snapseed on iPhone

by Antony Pratap
Curves tool

Snapseed has improved a lot from the time it has been launched. I searched for a good tutorial and didn’t find one with the latest version. Hence, I’m writing this post and I’m going to let you know how I edited a backlit flower photograph shot against the sun.

Know a bit about Snapseed app:

Snapseed editing app by Google

Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.


• 26 tools and filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Transform (see list below)

• Opens JPG and RAW files

• Use the stack to re-adjust edits later

• Selective filter brush

• All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control

• Insights feature with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography

Download for Android phones.

Download for iOS (Apple phones).


How to edit photo using Snapseed



Download and edit using Snapseed

How to edit a photo using the latest Snapseed app?

After installing the app on your mobile, tap the icon to launch it.

Tap to open Snapseed app


Tap anywhere and your Gallery opens.

Gallery launch



You can either take a photo and start editing or choose one from your mobile phone.

Choose a picture to edit using Snapseed


Choose the photo and tap Use.Open picture to edit


Tap the Pen icon to start editing.

Click on pen icon to start editing


You will see what Snapseed allows you to do on your photo.

The tools are:

Tune Image – you can adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Ambiance, Highlights, Shadows, and Warmth.

Settings on Snapseed app to edit


We would be touching: Tune Image, Details, and Curves. Tap the Tick icon on the right-bottom to apply the settings on the photo.

Increase shadows, edit like a pro using Snapseed


Structure and sharpening tools to increase details using Snapseed


Use the Curves tool to enhance your photo. Here, I’ve increased brightness.

Curves tool

To see a before and after, tap the icon on the top-right.

Tap Save, and then tap your required option.

Save or export using Snapseed app

Share with us what you’ve edited, let’s have a look 🙂


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Sriram February 7, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Thanks for the post. This helps me a lot with Snapseed

Antony Pratap February 7, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Thank you for stopping by, Sriram!


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