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Last January, Snapseed made its debut on Android, and though it never made its way into Play, we will likely see the photo editing suite bundled in very tightly into the core Android experience. The developer, Nik Software, has announced that they have been acquired by Google. 

Beyond the usual batch of artsy photograph filters, Snapseed includes selective adjustments, auto-correction tools, creative blurring add-ons, and lots of others. The UI is very finger-friendly, which has earned the app an excellent reputation. 

It's great to see Google picking up talented developers to keep Android fresh. Which app devs would you like to see Google acquire next? Now one can only imagine how long it will take before Snapseed disappears from the iOS App Store... 

Source: Nik Software


Reader comments

Google acquires developer of Snapseed photography app


Lol who cares about them. I'm mostly Android now but I want Snapseed to remain an independent app and not be integrated into some Google+ or Picasa frankenstein concoction. And hopefully the rest of Nik Sofware's stuff like Aperture and Photoshop plugins remains in place.

One of my all-time favorite iPad apps. Can't wait to get this on my Nexus 7. It's one of the last remaining reasons I've had to keep my iPad 2 around.

Should have really titled this that they acquired Nik Software. This is huge news for photographers that use, HDR, Color, Silver efex

I don't care who owns it, I'm just tired of waiting for it to show up. WANT! Quit futzing around already.

I'm not sure I like this news outright as there's now uncertainty as to what happens to NIK's fantastic standalone plugins (Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, ...) for tools such as Photoshop or Lightroom.

I'd like Google to acquire the guy who made Mizuu and then integrate a media solution like that in the core Android system. Google TV would be rockin' if they did!