I Love The Drama

I love photography, photo editing, apps, and drama (not that kind of drama). My go to mobile choice for editing on the go gives me all the above in one app. If you’re not using Snapseed, go check it out. It’s free, it’s not loaded with ad bloat, and has a slick and simple user interface.

Snapseed’s collection of tools will handle most any editing you need to do. Tuning the color and contrast, sharpening, cropping, adding a vignette, and several options for text. The crop tool has an option for cropping square, so you’re Instagram ready.

Once you’re ready to really have some fun you can play with Snapseed’s filters. Black and white, grunge, vintage, blur, these are just a few. My favorite filter is DRAMA, and just like the name implies it delivers. The drama filter has 2 levels of darkening, 2 levels of brightening, and 2 levels labeled drama that up the contrast to the maximum.

Use it on buildings to give them an even more dilapidated, abandoned look.

building
Darken 2 and drama 2
stewart
Drama 2

Use it on pictures of objects to grunge them up and accentuate that industrial feel.

faucet
Black and White and Drama 1
guitar
Drama 2

Where it really excels is with sky shots, take a sunny day and make it stormy or a sunset and give it that HDR hyper contrast look. They are sure to be a hit on Instagram.

clouds
Darken 1 and Drama 2
sunset
Drama 2

Once you’re done playing around you can save them to your phone, or instantly share them to social media or your favorite cloud storage site.

Give it a try, it costs you nothing, and if it’s not for you it uninstalls cleanly. It is available on the Google Play Store and Itunes.

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10 thoughts on “I Love The Drama

  1. Snapseed is my main, and mostly only, editing tool at the moment. It’s rotate is also great for horizon shots as I think I must be a lopsided person and no hand held shots have a perfect horizon. lol. The new curves option is a lot of fun. I still tend to hand tune, but have made use of HDR when necessary. I’m thinking of finally splurging for lightroom for my computer though so I have more options than just mobile editing.
    I know there’s a huge love for VSCO on Instagram, but I still have a hard time maneuvering through it and finding settings that I’m as pleased with.

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    1. LOL I know what you mean with the horizon shots. Photoscape is my go to program for the computer, for quick and easy, and has the bonus of being free. I’ve considered the Adobe package that gets you photoshop and lightroom for 9.99 a month.

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      1. Not nearly as advanced as light room, but it has all the curve tool, and basic editing tools. It also has some pretty good filters. There is also a free open source knock off I think it’s called dark room, I have it downloaded, but haven’t really messed with it.

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