Snapseed updated to version 2.0, adds new filters, tools and more

BY Evan Selleck

Published 9 Apr 2015

Snapseed iOS app

Snapseed hasn’t received a major update in quite some time, but the latest new software pushes the version number to 2.0 and offers plenty of new features.

On Thursday, April 9, the Google-owned Snapseed photo editing software was updated to version 2.0, and with it brings new tools, new filters and more to the popular app that’s been waiting patiently to get new software. The newest software adds a new way to view edits, and Snapseed calls it “Stacks.” With the new Stacks feature, users will be able to see a list of the filters that have been used on a particular photo, which can then be re-edited if need be or carried over to another image.

Within the new software, there are also new tools for on-the-go corrections, brushes, new filters and the standard performance tweaks behind the scenes. Here’s the full changelog of the update:

  • Stacks allow you to re-edit any image
  • Copy your edits from one image to another
  • 5 new filters including Lens Blur, Tonal Contrast and Glamour Glow, previously a premium feature
  • Lens blur that’s adjustable in all directions
  • Brush tools to apply effects to sections of an image
  • Spot Repair for detailed editing, healing, and retouching
  • Transform adjusts perspective across vertical and horizontal axes, then fills in empty areas after rotations

The new update is available now, and there’s a link to the free app below if you want to give Snapseed a shot. It’s a universal app for both iPhone and iPad.


  • Snapseed — Free