New Nik Software App for iPad: Snapseed

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Wondering whether anyone has tried it yet? (Info can be found at: http://www.niksoftware.com/snapseed/usa/index.php) It's a pretty robust (for iPad) photo-editing app. Overall, it's gotten very favorable reviews by customers in the App Store.

I've downloaded it and only played with it for a very short time so far. But I already can see that it has an easy-to-use (and unique) interface, which includes Nik's patented Control Points (albeit somewhat stripped down) which allows for selective adjustments.

Only drawbacks to me so far are that a) it does not read RAW files (JPGs and TIFFs only), and b) no upload to Smugmug (where I have my photos online) - but I haven't found any app that does that yet. (Snapseed DOES include capability to upload to Flickr and Facebook though - along with ability to e-mail the photo.)

Price is $4.99.

Just curious whether anyone else has tried it and what your impressions are.
 
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New Version of Snapseed Now Supports RAW

FYI -- Snapseed has been updated to support RAW files now. I just tied it with a NEF from my D300 and it works great!
 
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Real nice interface!
Says it passes EXIF, but it didn't when I used it on a D7000 RAW.

Compared to Photogene (one of the best IMO), it really needs a zoom capability so you can judge the amount of an effect you are adding. It also doesn't save presets if you want to apply your settings to more images. Sharpening and noise reduction are also not there. Photogene has these, so it is possible. Hopefully the EXIF bug and these other items will be added in an update. I took a quick RAW shot and edited the same image in both, here's the comparison; http://goo.gl/ZlwXE
 
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Real nice interface!
Says it passes EXIF, but it didn't when I used it on a D7000 RAW.

Compared to Photogene (one of the best IMO), it really needs a zoom capability so you can judge the amount of an effect you are adding. It also doesn't save presets if you want to apply your settings to more images. Sharpening and noise reduction are also not there. Photogene has these, so it is possible. Hopefully the EXIF bug and these other items will be added in an update. I took a quick RAW shot and edited the same image in both, here's the comparison; http://goo.gl/ZlwXE

Yeah, I like the interface a lot. I think that the control points are implemented really well, too. Perhaps in a future update, they'll add the features you mentioned, as well as a few more options on the control points (currently only brightness, contrast and saturation).

But it's a fairly recently released app. Version 1 came out only about a month ago, and here we already have the first update. I'm sure that they will continue updating it's capabilities.
 

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