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Online Image Editor

Published 04/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Snipshot is a simple photo editing tool. Users can click the Snipshot bookmarklet to immediately begin editing an online image. The entire process is done on the web and users can save their edited photos as a GIF, JPG, PNG or PDF file. Unlimited undo and redo function is included. The application can handle larger images of up to 10 MBs or 25 megapixels. Special effects, like grayscale, posterize, sepia and invert, are built in as well as convenient face detection. A one click enhance feature lets users instantly improve many images. The application is also equipped with common photo editing tools, including rotate, crop and resize as well as brightness, hue, sharpness, contrast and saturation adjustments.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Snipshot was created to give internet users a convenient way to edit photos without downloading software. The application can handle a wide range of editing functions. Many users have already created and shared images edited by SnipShot. Many praised Snipshot for its convenience, user friendly design and quick features. Some, however, felt that it could use additional functionality to make its service even more appealing to serious photo editors.

What are the differences to other apps?

Snipshot offers many of the same basic features that other online photo editors provide. Users can rotate, resize, crop and adjust their photos. The special effects selection is decent, although it doesn’t break away from the list that is usually included with this type of application. The service may not be original, but it is one easy, fun way to edit photos on the web. The bookmarklet is convenient and lets users instantly grab a photo and begin editing on the web.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A new user may be put off by the Snipshot homepage. The site favors vibrant green and white. The color scheme is refreshing but the design really isn’t. Content is listed in a single column as bullets while a couple of images take up the left side of the page. Luckily the editor interface is a little more modern in appearance. It may lack notable design elements, but it offers a practical layout that works well for new users.

How does the registration process work?

New users can sign up by clicking the “Pro” link in the upper, left hand corner of the homepage. The user must choose their subscription type before continuing. The short registration form asks for an email address, password and payment method (users can choose between Paypal and a credit card). After checking the terms of service agreement box, the user can submit the form to access the payment area and complete their subscription purchase.

What does it cost to use the application?

Snipshot offers two subscription options to its users. The first is a two week pass which costs $5. The pass includes unlimited access to all basic features, most special effects and face detection. There are no limitations on the number of photos the user can edit in that two week time period. The Pro subscription costs $9 per month and upgrades to include additional special effects. The prices are reasonable however some users may be reluctant to pay for Snipshot’s service.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Snipshot is decent for users who want to pay very little for a basic photo editor. The application doesn’t offer anything innovative, and many of the features users can find through alternative editing tools. The subscription fees are low, but may turn off users who might otherwise have given the service a try. Users can experiment with a sample image from the Snipshot homepage before subscribing. The service is functional, but could use a few improvements to justify asking for a subscription fee.

  • RAW files can be edited in the user's browser
  • Special effects let users customize photos
  • Face detection helps users get started on portraits
  • Edited images can be downloaded as JPG, GIF, PNG or PDF files
  • Clean interface keeps focus on the image
  • Supports larger images of up to 10 MBs or 25 megapixels

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Snipshot pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.00




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