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Snapheal: Tomís Mac Software Pick

By August 3, 2013

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Snapheal from MacPhun is an image editor that concentrates on retouching photos and other images. With Snapheal, you can easily remove unwanted elements, such as power lines, people, or the neighbor's dog.

Snapheal: Tom's Mac Software Pick


Removing unwanted elements is easy; just paint a mask over the element. Snapheal removes the area defined by the mask, and then rebuilds the background. The app offers multiple methods of performing its erasing magic. I found that the right one to use depends on how busy the background is, and how precise the results need to be.

Snapheal can also adjust the usual image parameters, including exposure, brightness, and contrast. You can also create retouching masks that allow you to make adjustments that only affect the masked areas.

Overall, I was satisfied with Snapheal's performance. It's certainly easier to use (and much less expensive) than apps designed for photo and graphics pros. It makes a great accessory for iPhoto and other image management systems.

Snapheal is $11.99. A demo is available.

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