Snapseed and HarrisCamera – Both Great and Both FREE Right Now!

HarrisCamera sample image

Two great apps are FREE right now in the App Store — the powerful and popular photo editor Snapseed and the very cool, unique HarrisCamera are both free — a combined savings of $6.00. Grab these now! These discounts are for a very limited time! App Store links after the jump. >>>


Snapseed is the powerful photo editor preferred by many iPhoneographers (and some photographers for making quick adjustments in the field). It’s got a powerful toolset that’s designed from the ground up with iOS in mind. Snapseed is a gamechanger.

Snapseed is normally $4.99 and worth it at that price. It’s an essential download for free. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

UPDATE 01: It looks like I served this one out a little too soon. Snapseed has just been updated. one of the new features? The app is “Now free”. Thank you, Google acquisition.

Snapseed - Nik Software, Inc.


HarrisCamera for iPhone is a camera app that creates a “Harris Shutter Effect” (also known as a “Tri-filter Effect”) photo on your iPhone. On film, the effect is produced by re-exposing the same frame of film through red, green and blue filters in turn, usually while keeping the camera steady. I’ve reviewed the original version of the app here and it’s been improved since.

The app takes multiple exposures and applies different colored filters to the image, creating a unique, interesting and pleasing multicolor effect. It’s an easy to use, straightforward app. It normally goes for $0.99. It’s FREE for a limited time.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

HarrisCamera - Shota Nakagami

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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Justine

    Do you think that they will merge Snapseed with Picasa?

    • I'm not sure, Justine. My first hunch was that Snapseed would be updated a couple of times — bug fixes — and quietly end-of-lifed, with features rolled into other Google products such as Picasa. The new features of this update caught me by surprise.


  • Jock Bradley

    FWIW – Snapseed is from the makers of Nik software. For regular users of Lightroom and Photoshop, you are likely aware of Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex, DFine, Viveza that make up the Nik suite of add ons for LR and PS. Reason to mention this, is that there are similarities between Snapseed and Nik. Nik offers unbelievable precision and has carried over these attributes to the Snapseed interface. While I have many photo apps, I find that I rely on Snapseed in the same way I do LR, PS and Nik. It's nice to have a go to post production app that does virtually everything really well.

  • Darcy

    Oh, how I've loved Snapseed. When I first heard the news about Google buying it out, I was terrified. I'm still not quite sure what to think. I admittedly was a little butthurt about the app switching to free, but it's something I can get over. However, I've read comments about quality change? And ADS! I really hope neither are true. Can anyone comment on this? I've never synced my phone to my computer so I'm hesitant to update the app.
    PS – Thanks for this blog! One of the few I read daily 🙂

  • Happy

    Hate the new square Harris Camera