Blurbomat Review: Snapheal

This weekend, Snapheal is on sale for $9.99 in the Mac App Store!

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post, nor did I receive any remuneration for reviewing this app. I’m doing it for the love.

There has been a ton of great, inexpensive photo editing apps that have hit the Mac App Store since it launched in early 2011. The app that I am looking at today is called Snapheal, from MacPhun.

One of the most difficult and time consuming edits to make on a photo is removing unwanted elements; a person walking through a frame, a torn edge, an errant bird, dust spots, or a compositional element that throws the image off. With Snapheal, you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to perform these potentially tedious edits. In my review video, I mention that it might take me 30 minutes to do what I did in about a minute or two in Snapheal. I forgot about the Content Aware Healing Brush. It took only a bit longer, but the price difference for this feature is staggering. Yes, you get all kinds of other pro-level features in Photoshop. But it’s very expensive and has a steep learning curve. I know that CS6 was just announced, and I hope that Adobe has made strides in speeding up Photoshop and leveling the learning curve. But for a quick edit here and there? Photoshop is overkill. Here’s a quick example of Snapheal in action from an 8 megapixel iPhone 4S shot of the sun behind some clouds (and yes, I know I look like hell):

Here’s a quick video from the MacPhun website showing more types of healing:

There’s a lot more this app can do, but I wanted to show in real time how quickly edits can be made in Snapheal.

I’m adding this to my recommended list for inexpensive image editing apps.