Snapseed is a popular photo-editing application that Google acquired in September. The app used to be paid, but Google has made it free. Google also released the app on Android too. The Android version of the app looks identical to the Android version of the app. The app lets you crop, rotate, and add filters and frames to your photos. Google added a couple to new features to the iOS version of the app. There is a new filter option called Retrolux that has been added to the app. Snapseed’s iOS app has new frame options and a Google+ sharing option.
Google is acquiring Nik Software, a German company known for developing the photography app Snapseed for an undisclosed amount. Nik Software also develops apps for the Mac and Windows like Color Efex Pro and Dfine. Google was most interested in Snapseed, a $4.99 app that won the iPad App Of The Year award in 2011 for their multitouch photo editing interface. They hit over 9 million users in their first year of sale. The company is currently building an Android app too.