Snapseed for Mac - 4 Best Alternatives 2019

Snapseed being a famous editing app is now being wanted by Mac users. People are looking for Snapseed for Mac, but sadly it is not officially available. There is only 1 way and we have mentioned that in this article.

Not only that, we also added a list of Top Snapseed Alternatives for MacOS.


What is Snapseed App?

Snapseed is a photo editing software which is available on a variety of platforms such as Windows, Mac, etc. It is a glorious application and has been awarded as the App of the Year in 2011 by Apple itself. Although there are some basic differences between the apps on various platforms, however even then the basic nature of Snapseed has remained the same on all the platforms. For example, on launching the app, the user can see the tool box to his left while the image to be edited remains in the centre part of the screen which is the main display and working area. The application is highly speedy and it simply takes moments to apply the various types of effects and filters on the images, which would otherwise take more than 2-3 seconds on other apps.

What are the benefits of Snapseed?

Google designed Snapseed with lots of features such as professional quality photo editor and more. Some of the important key features of the latest version of Snapseed are:

  • Snapseed support dark theme mode which is only available with some of the elite software yet.
  • It contains 29 tools and filters including Brush, HDR, perspective etc.
  • It can work with both JPG and RAW files.
  • You can save your personal looks and apply them to new photos later.
  • All tools are available with fine and precise control.
  • You can tune your images by adjusting exposure and colour.
  • You can blend two photos, choosing from blend modes.
  • Add focus to the eyes and also smooth the skin.
  • You can correct the pose of portraits based on three-dimensional models.

Latest version and requirements of Snapseed

The first version (2.0.3) of Snapseed hits the Mac app store on July 2015. The latest version 2.18.2 hits the store on June 2018. It works on iPhone X and later devices. Thus, it is the minimum requirement to have at least iOS 11 on your device. It is one of the most frequent photo editors for Mac.


How to download and install Snapseed on Mac

It is an important fact that must be known to everyone that Snapseed is a product of Google and hence it is not at all available for other platforms legally. However, the application is being used by a lot of people using emulators and that's the best way to install this wonderful application on your Mac. The steps to be followed are:

Step 1: Download the iPadian emulator from any trusted website of  your choice and install it on your Mac device.

Step 2: Run the emulator after the installation is complete and search for Snapseed application.


Step 3: Once you find the required results, download the application by clicking on the download button.

Step 4: After the download is complete, install the application via emulator.

Step 5: Restart your Mac device and you are all set to use this brilliant application for editing photos on your Mac device.

4 Alternatives of Snapseed for Mac

Like every other application that is rolled out to the public, even Snapseed has a lot of alternatives at present, which denotes a high competition in the industry. Here are some of the best alternatives for Snapseed:

1. Fotor

 The Fotor application is also one of the prominent players in the industry of photo editing and hence, this is the most important alternative for Snapseed. Fotor provides a lot of facilities and features to the users and they can edit their pictures, design templates and even be a graphic designer using the Fotor Application. Hence, if any product as of the present era can challenge the Snapseed, it has to be Fotor.

2. Adobe Photoshop

This is a brilliant product of Adobe and has a great reputation among the photo editors. The user base if Adobe Photoshop is so vast that the newer products have nearly vanished from the market due to takeovers or bankruptcy. Also, the features of Adobe Photoshop are well and good and highly user friendly which has made the user base of Adobe Photoshop so strong and healthy. Overall, this application is one of the best alternatives for Snapseed.

3. iPhoto

The iPhoto application is the official application that was developed by Apple Inc itself after the product of Snapseed was taken over by the rival group of Apple. Therefore, if you are targeting a Mac device, then you should use this app for better support. However, if you can withstand the ever growing issues with the Apple company, only then take this decision forward.

4. Pixlr-o-Matic

This is an awesome, free program created by Pixlr. It is available for the Mac OS X and former versions. It takes very less space than average software. Pixlr-o-Matic is widely downloaded in India, the United States etc. Its latest version 2.2.5 hits the store on April 2017 with more cool stuff such as vintage and retro effects.


This is all you need to learn about Snapseed before using. It is one of the best photo editing software for Mac. It is easily available for Mac and other OS. You need to check device requirements before installing Snapseed as it supports with minimum OS version. No other alternative works with this much efficiency than Snapseed. Thus, if you are still thinking about choose or not to choose, definitely go for it. Snapseed is one of my favourite photo editor. You can contact us for any queries by just posting it on the comment section.

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