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Google introduces new Snapseed-based photo editing tools on Google+

Since its original launch, Google+ has become one of the most powerful photo sharing platforms on the web, and tonight Google has announced even more photo editing tools for the social network.

First off, you can now manually adjust the changes that the Auto Enhance functionality makes to your photos, so if you don’t like a certain change, you can reverse it. You can also now adjust individual portions of an image. For example, if you have an image of the beach, you can brighten the sky, while not affecting the beach and sand in the foreground.

Finally, Google+ also now includes Instagram-like filters, such as Vintage, Drama, Retrolux or Black and White.

  • Auto Enhance already makes the photos you add to Google+ look great. Now you can customize and fine tune these adjustments if you have a different look in mind.
  • Selective adjust lets you make edits to specific parts of your image, so you can make that summer sky look even more blue without affecting the beach in the foreground.
  • Filters like Vintage, Drama, Retrolux or Black and White give your photos a new look. Add the finishing touch with a frame.

To test out these new editing tools, open a photo on the web version of Google+ in Chrome and choose the “Edit” option in the lightbox. At this time, the features are only available in Chrome and not any other browsers. The tools, which Google say are all based on the power of Snapseed (which it acquired awhile back), are also available in the iOS and Android clients.

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