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Snapseed for PC – Install Snapseed on PC for Photo Editing

In this post, you will see how you can install Snapseed on your PC and edit any photos without your PC itself.

You might be already aware of Snapseed. It is a free photo editing app that is available for both Android and iOS. The app is 100% free and the best part is that it does not even show you a single ad. If you search for photo editing apps in the Google Play Store, it will show you a good number of results. The majority of the apps on the list will be either paid or comes with annoying ads that ruin our user experience. It is very hard to find a replacement for Snapseed in that matter. A lot of people wish if Snapseed was available for PC so that they could do photo editing easily within their PC or laptop itself.

This is the article you were all waiting for and here we will find all the step by step instruction that you need to follow in order to download and install Snapseed on our PC. Snapseed is not officially available for PC yet so there are no dedicated versions for the same. In this tutorial, we will be using the exact same APK file of the app to run on the PC. You will know how, later in this article.

How to use Snapseed in PC?

Snapseed app is supported by Google and by now you might have got an idea about the quality of the app itself. You can follow the step by step instructions below to get it installed on your computer or laptop. As layer-based photo editing is possible with Snapseed, you can even replace Photoshop for basic and some complex photo editing.

At first, we will need to download a software called Bluestacks for this purpose. Bluestacks is an Android Emulator that can be used to run any Android Apps on PC or laptop. It is available for both Windows and Mac. If you have either of these two computers, you can download it from their official site.

Once Bluestacks is downloaded, next is to install it. Just install Bluestacks and open it up.

Opening Bluestacks for the very first time will be a time-consuming process and it will take at least 10x more time in opening the software than regular. This is the case with the first time boot only, hereafter this will load faster and quickly.

Once Bluestacks is opened, click on the Google Play Store icon from the App drawer. It will ask you to log in to a Google Account so as to access Play Store.

login to bluestacks

If you have a Gmail account already then go ahead and log in to your account or else you can sign up for a new account and login with that ID. It is must that you need a valid Gmail ID in order to access Play Store. Or else you will be forced to download the APK file of Snapseed and sideloading it, which is a lengthy process.

Once you are logged into your account, just type and search for Snapseed in the search box. Install the official snapseed app.

Wait until the app is installed, it might take a little while. Once the installation is done you are done downloading Snapseed for your computer. Go back to the home screen of Bluestacks and open App Drawer.

apseed for pc

Now, you will be able to find the Snapseed app icon in the App Drawer. Just tap on the icon and it will open Snapseed for the very first time.

Now, you can import the photo that you want to edit and start using Snapseed in your PC right away. This is the easiest and only method by which you can install and use Snapseed on your PC.

Other methods to install Snapseed on PC

For some reason, if you are not able to use Blue stacks on your PC then we have some Bluestacks alternatives as well. Bluestacks need at least 2GB of RAN for it to work on your PC. If it is not getting it right for you then you can go ahead and install other Android Emulators like MEmu, Nox App Player or Remix OS Player. All the android emulators are free to use and you can download it from their official website.


So, this is how we install Snapseed on our PC. As Snapseed is not available for PC or laptop we are required to use Android Emulators for the same. A lot of Android Emulators are available for free to download. You can download any one of them as per your choice and install it on your computer and start using it. There will be some features that are unique for a specific Emulator, in that case, compare and find the best that suits your needs and you are all good to go.