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Nik releases Snapseed for Windows  
Monday, February 27, 2012 | by Rob Galbraith
Available originally for Apple iOS devices, and then the Mac, Snapseed has now arrived on the Windows platform. Nik Software's simplified image editor is US$19.99 when purchased direct from the company.

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

Nik Software Releases Snapseed for Windows
Popular photo editing and sharing app now available for Windows PC Users

Barcelona, Spain (World Mobile Congress)—February 27, 2012—Leading photography software developer Nik Software ( today released Snapseed® Desktop for Windows. Snapseed is an innovative photo enhancement and sharing app with a powerful suite of imaging filters and tools for anyone, anywhere to transform any image into an extraordinary photo. This new version of Snapseed combines Nik Software’s professional photography tools with its award-winning interface to deliver a powerful new photography app to PC users. To learn more, watch videos, and to purchase Snapseed, visit or the Intel AppUp store.

“Bringing the Snapseed experience to customers on their computer was an overwhelming top request from our mobile app users,” said Michael J. Slater, President and CEO of Nik Software. “With an estimated one trillion-plus photos stored on computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud, people everywhere are tapping the power of photo editing and enhancement software to tweak, tune, and share their photos.”

“Snapseed is a perfect fit for Ultrabook users as it allows them now to enhance their photos at home or on the go,” said, Scott Apeland – Intel Director AppUp Content and Creators Organization [Software and Services Group]. “We are very happy to have Snapseed in the AppUp catalogue.”

Anyone can create amazing photos with Snapseed by using its innovative filters and tools, including the company’s revolutionary U Point technology which enables precise, selective enhancements to be made to any area of a photo. Snapseed is fast and powerful, combining filters, textures, and other enhancements, in real-time. One-click adjustments quickly and automatically improve photos. Filters like Grunge, Vintage, Tilt & Shift, and Drama give photos a new look.

Snapseed is a new generation of photography software that inspires everyone to enjoy photography. High quality results are now fast, easy, and fun. Snapseed can be used to enhance, edit, email, and share photos via social networks in just a few seconds.

Key Features

Tune Image—Quickly correct photos shot in difficult lighting situations, create depth and vibrancy with Ambience, or adjust White Balance, Saturation, Contrast and more
Auto Correct—Automatically analyzes your photo and adjusts color and exposure, or you can use the sliders to add or reduce the enhancements
Control Points—Make precise selections and enhancements in seconds with Nik Software’s revolutionary U Point technology
Tilt-Shift—Creates a narrow in-focus area designed to simulate depth of field, common in a Miniature Scene look
Details—Enhances details with traditional sharpening as well as Nik Software’s unique Structure control found in the professional Nik Software product line
Crop & Straighten—Rotate or straighten with simple slider controls and select from a variety of standard aspect ratios while cropping
Grunge—Explore styles and textures without limits and give photos a totally unique look
Drama—Add custom effects to a photo which range from subtle enhancements of textures to wildly creative and artistic effects
Vintage—Nine unique nostalgic films, plus controls like saturation, textures and vignettes make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s
Frames—Add unique borders to photos by choosing styles and textures
Black and White—Give photos a classic look with this darkroom-inspired filter. Select styles, grain, vignettes, and more for a perfectly nostalgic look
Sharing—Share photos on Facebook and Flickr, email photos, and print them on your home printer
Compatibility, Pricing and Availability

Snapseed is compatible with Windows XP and later. Snapseed is available for $19.99 or the equivalent in other currencies both from Nik Software directly or through the Intel AppUp store.

About Nik Software

Nik Software, Inc. develops award-winning desktop and mobile software solutions and technologies for the professional digital imaging and consumer photography markets. Established in 1995, Nik Software has become the recognized leader in digital photographic products and technologies, including its patented U Point® technology. The company’s products have won over 100 top industry awards for quality and innovation, including iPad App of the Year in the App Store Rewind 2011 for Snapseed. Earlier in 2011, the company earned the prestigious International TIPA award for Best Photo Software for its Complete Collection of professional photography products, which includes Color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, and Dfine. For more information, visit

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