Snapheal 2.0 has been released, and this is a major update/upgrade over previous versions of Snapheal. It’s also on sale for 60% – $7.99 US (limited time) in the Mac App Store.
Snapheal is a Mac OS X app that helps repair damaged photos (among other things). It can fix creases, tears, other unwanted objects and damage.
I have not used Snapheal, but for $7.99, I’m tempted to pick it up and try it out. I use a combination of Akvis Retoucher and Adobe Photoshop, which is an expensive combination. For those on a budget, Snapheal + iPhoto could get you a lot of the way there, depending on your goals, and Snapheal works with both iPhoto and Aperature – images can be imported from both, and then exported to both, as well as Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
- Snapheal 2.0 Updates
- MacBook Pro Retina display support
- 3X faster & flawless erasing: thanks to innovative smart pixel identification algorithm
- New erasing tools & functions: polygonal lasso tool, higher erasing precision, one-click switch between erasing modes.
- New Retouch & Adjustment tools for Pro color play
- Clone & Stamp tool significant performance optimization
- User interface improvements
- Lightroom 4.0 import support
- Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility
- Overall memory usage and performance improvements
- iCloud support
- Features of Snapheal
- Erase unwanted objects
- Clone and Stamp
- Retouch (saturation, contrast, color temperature, shadows, highlights, etc.)
There are other features, such as fixing skin blemishes, social networking, etc., but from a genealogy perspective, I’m interested in software that can help touch up old, damaged, photos.
This is an example from Snapheal’s website, touched up by the Snapheal developers
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Availability – Purchasing: Snapheal – MacPhun LLC (Apple Mac App Store)
You can also download a demo through CNET, however the sale price is through the Mac App Store above.