Using FREE tools to enhance photos right from your phone!

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Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. LMB100023827. NMLS257576.

It seeems these days almost every social media newsfeed is offering a free tool to enhance your photo, even YOU look better (without using the "miracle dab it on your eyes and you are suddenly young again" cream!)

To be honest, I don't have a high res, zoom a million miles lens. Just my IPhone. And it takes pretty much those "what you see is what you probably won't get" pictures. However, I must admit, there is a FREE app that I use often to make my photos look a little better when I don't get the right amount of light, or for occasional, not too difficult, color corrections. It's called Snapseed. Here are a couple of before/after examples to show you what a difference this (no brainer, easy to use) app can make with your pictures.

 

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This picture was taken along the Arkansas River near Howard, Colorado. I don't need to tell you how poor the light and resolution were. You can see that for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But with a quick Snapseed "tune up", here's what an enhanced photo looks like (tune, drama options):

 

Ruth Vogt, Colorado Home Lender

 

And if you want to get a little more creative, take your picture with your IPhone:  Ruth Vogt, Colorado Home Lender 
 Ruth Vogt, Colorado Home Lender  2) Enhance using Snapseed

 

Then use another FREE and fun program called Canva (that's right... no "s" at the end), and drop in some sentimental predesigned saying (or change the words and create your own more personalized message) to create a look like this:

 

Ruth Vogt, Colorado Home Lender

 

Imagine what a fun photo that would be to create, enhance, personalize, print, frame and present to a client, like as a house warming gift or baby gift or... well you get the (enhanced) picture, so to speak!

 

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Ruth Vogt Colorado Mortgage Lender Ruth Vogt, Sales Manager

 #LMB100023827, NMLSR# 257576

 Equal Housing Opportunity. 

 Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.

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   ruthv@fairwaymc.com  303-881-7849.

 

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Rainmaker
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Jon Zolsky
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Wow, the results are quite impressive. Snadseed... I need to try it. I like how even poorly exposed photos come out

May 30, 2017 03:55 PM #1
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Sarah, John Rummage
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Thanks for the tip about Snapseed! I am always looking for ways to make photos better. 

 

May 30, 2017 04:22 PM #2
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
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Thanks for the tips. The before and after pics show a big difference. 

May 30, 2017 06:55 PM #3
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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I've recently discovered Snapseed. It's a new favorite of mine! And I've been looking for a way to add text, so I must check out Canva.

May 30, 2017 07:08 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I haven't heard of Snapseed, Ruth!  But, it provided a really good result with your photos.  I continue to be amazed at the editing tools that are being made available.

May 31, 2017 01:27 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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CONGRATULATIONS Ruth, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

May 31, 2017 01:28 AM #6
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, Ruth.  It's pretty amazing what these phones can do these days.  Thanks for the info.

May 31, 2017 04:41 AM #7
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Ruth, your photos were good to start with, but your edits really did make such a difference.

May 31, 2017 06:14 AM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great photos! Nice job on the enhancements!

May 31, 2017 06:38 AM #9
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have Snapseed downloaded but i forgot about it. I think I will see what I can do with it now.

May 31, 2017 07:14 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your suggestions.

May 31, 2017 08:27 AM #11
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Ruth Vogt 

Really good entry into the contest. I had forgotten about this app and appreciate the reminder. This free app looks so simple.

May 31, 2017 07:28 PM #12
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Great job with the photos Ruth - very impressive!

Jun 01, 2017 04:11 AM #13
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Ruth - Very nice edits. I really like Snapseed - it has a lot of features and it's easy to use. Thanks for your entry!

Jun 02, 2017 11:04 AM #14
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try Font Candy. I've been searching for an app that works well with text. :)

Jun 06, 2017 06:39 AM #15
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Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
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Pat Starnes As far as that goes, Snapseed does have the ability to add fonts, too, so if you're already enhancing the photo, it makes it really easy to do it all from one app.

Jun 06, 2017 09:37 AM #16
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