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Apple’s iPad app of the year, Snapseed, coming to Mac and Android tablets

Above: Snapseed for Mac

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Photography software developer Nik Software will soon release its popular Snapseed photo-editing application for Mac and select Android tablets.

Snapseed, originally released for iPhone and iPad, offers a smattering of photo-editing features and creative enhancements that help hobby photographers capture, edit, transform and share their photos — no heavy-lifting or Photoshop skills required. The application has been lauded for its stylish interface and professional-grade quality, and even took home Apple’s coveted iPad app of the year award for 2011.

The new Snapseed for Mac and Snapseed for Android tablets applications will introduce those sophisticated photo-editing features to more audiences. Both will include the same core elements — one-touch auto correct, tilt-shift, filters, textures and vintage films for retro styling — made popular by the original iOS apps.

Nik Software announced the coming-soon apps at CES Tuesday. The Mac app will retail for $19.99 on the Mac App Store and will be compatible with Mac OS 10.6.8 and later. The Android version will (unfortunately) only work on Nvidia Tegra-powered tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, and will cost $4.99. Both applications are slated for early 2012 release.

For more news out of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, be sure to check out VentureBeat’s live coverage from CES 2012.


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