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Google has just announced powerful new photo editing features for all Google Plus users. The features were developed by the team behind Snapseed, the excellent Google-owned image editor we’ve previously reviewed Snapseed Combines Power With Elegance For A Gorgeous Image Editing Experience [Android] Snapseed Combines Power With Elegance For A Gorgeous Image Editing Experience [Android] Editing photos on a smartphone or tablet is fun, but it's more often than not a heavy-handed process. Since you have a small screen to work with, most image editors don't let you make fine-grained... Read More .

Snapseed users will recognize many of the new controls, which are identical right down to the icons used: Filters such as Vintage, Drama, Retrolux and B&W can be applied via the browser, as can frames and tone adjustments. Even Snapseed’s excellent Selective Adjust feature has been implemented, allowing you to tweak specific areas of your photo without having to make complicated selections.

Here’s a video from Google showcasing the new features:

The one caveat that comes with this release is that the features are only available for users of Google Chrome. This is because Google implemented the features using its Native Client technology, which only Chrome supports. If you do use Chrome and have photos in Google+, you can now enjoy more powerful image editing without having to download or install anything.

What do you think of these editing tools? Will you switch to Chrome to try them out?

Source: Josh Haftel on Google Plus


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