The fact that this is a Google app makes it perfect for sharing. Snapseed makes it amazingly easy to edit your photos on your phone. As a PR professional the quality of your photos can affect how people see your brand. It is easy to get caught up in the need to be fast and post any picture you can snap with your phone onto the Internet. Snapseed is a fast editing platform to help you make your photos look more professional. I am not the best photographer in the world, and taking photos with my cell phone can make things more challenging.
One of the awesome things about Snapseed, is that it is free. I am a huge fan of free apps, especially ones that actually make my life easier. The downside of free is that there often aren’t as many options within the app. Snapseed isn’t an exception to this rule. Even with the limited options available it manages to do everything I need it to do in the minute that I have to edit the photo before posting it. I was worried about working on a screen as small as the iPhone would make editing difficult, however, the app is very gesture friendly, and it really wasn’t any harder than it would be on my computer.
The one thing Snapseed can’t do that I wish it could, is text. There isn’t a way to add text to the picture within the app. This is a serious miss since photos with text can share more information faster. The upside, is that I have found a relatively easy fix to this with another free app.
The app Labelbox is another very simple to use app that allows you to put labels on your pictures. The the labels are essentially banners across your photos that you can put your text in. You can manipulate the size and angle of the banner on your photos, and there are about a dozen banner types to choose from. I like the fact that there is a banner behind the text, I feel like the banner helps make the text easier to read. Labelbox is also very gesture friendly.
Snapseed and Labelbox work very well together, and it only takes an extra couple of seconds to move the photo from one app to the other. Both apps sinc seamlessly with the photo library on the iPhone, and iPad, making moving photos around and sharing them when your done editing a breeze. Snapseed being a google creation makes sharing our edited photos with Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and a few other social networks as easy as your photo library. Labelbox on the other hand, wants you to join their photo sharing network Steply, and share through there. Personally, I’m not sure I need yet another network to keep up with, and will probably just stick with sharing from my photo library.
Making it Better
To me the Snapseed app would be perfect, and an absolute must have for all PR professionals if they just added a text feature. Right now Snapseed is good, but I have to use another app in conjunction to make my pictures perfect for posting. This being said, Snapseed is so close to being the perfect free PR photo app that I would highly recommend it anyway, but I also recommend that Google looks into adding a simple text feature.