When comparing Snapseed vs VSCO, the Slant community recommends VSCO for most people. In the question“What are the best photography apps for Android?” VSCO is ranked 4th while Snapseed is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose VSCO is:
You can set up exposure, aperture, focus, warmth, brilliance, shutter speed, etc. before taking the shot. In other words, while there are great photo editing tools and filters available with maximum customization for creating great pictures, this is one camera app that is actually more of a camera app than a filter app.
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Pro G+ integration
Google has also integrated most of Snapseeds features into the G+ app as well.
Pro Clever Interface
Snapseed interface is controlled with swipes, up and down to choose the option and left and right to choose the intensity. It does take a bit of getting used to, but once you have the interface is very nice and easy to use.
Pro Selective adjustments
In order to make adjustments to just one part of an image, tap and hold the box on the top right corner of the screen.
With the acquisition of Snapseed by Google, the app was lowered in price from $4.99 to free.
Pro High quality photo editing
Snapseed includes many features of high end photo editing software, auto correct, image tuning and other effects. Snapseed makes editing your photos easy and gives the photographer many options to choose from in how they present their images.
Scrolling up and down lets the user choose from different effects and tools, swiping left to right determines the intensity. This app includes many effects such as tilt shift that are hard to find elsewhere.
Pro In-camera professional photography tools
You can set up exposure, aperture, focus, warmth, brilliance, shutter speed, etc. before taking the shot.
In other words, while there are great photo editing tools and filters available with maximum customization for creating great pictures, this is one camera app that is actually more of a camera app than a filter app.
Pro 15 in app tools
This app has many of the tools users expect and more. These include exposure, temperature, contrast, saturation, sharpening, and more.
Pro Option to tap any part of the screen to take a photo
With VSCO cam, a mode can be selected where a photo can be taken by touching anywhere on the screen, not just one specific button.
Pro In-app camera roll
The VSCO camera roll can be kept separate from the primary one, or combined.
Pro Adjustable filter intensity
Any filter can be applied on a scale of 1-12 and filters can be applied in layers over each other.
Pro Very clean feeling interface
The VSCO cam has a minimalistic approach to the interface. The color scheme is mostly black and grey, and many buttons don't have labels.
Pro Optional social network
VSCO Cam has an in-app sharing platform, but it doesn't force users to join. For those who opt in, the experience is much like Instagram but without spammy likes or ads.
Pro Social media integration
VSCO Cam integrates with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and G+ for quick sharing.
Con Limited social integration
Snapseed supports sharing with email, Facebook, and Twitter, but leaves out important networks like Instagram and Flickr.
Con Lack of direction
Instead of doing a great job at one thing, this app spreads the focus over a number of mediocre features. Overall, everything is good, but this app doesn't stand out.