How to Use Snapseed on Your PC with Android Emulator

Posted on the 05 July 2019 by Anees @ZulfiqarAAnees

Snapseed is one of the most intuitive and powerful photo editors in the market. This has been developed by Google, which ensures not only its quality but also that it is accessible to all types of users.

If you are a mobile user, surely you already know Snapseed since it is one of the free applications to treat most popular photographs of the moment but … what happens if you are a PC user?

Although Snapseed enjoys a strong popularity, this photo editor is only available for users of mobile phones or tablets with Android and iOS operating systems. Does that mean we can not use Snapseed from our desktop or laptop? The truth is that we can, although for this we must be smart and use this little trick. Keep reading to discover how to use Snapseed on your PC.

Use Snapseed on your PC with Android emulator

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC

There is a very simple method to use Snapseed from any PC. For this we are simply going to need an Android emulator that is compatible with our operating system.

An Android emulator is simply a tool that, as the name suggests, is capable of emulating in a window of our PC the Android operating system. Thanks to this we can use applications of our mobile from the comfort of our desktop.

There are many Android emulators on the internet although two of the most popular and best performing are BlueStacks and Nox Player. You can download them comfortably and safely under these lines. Once with the downloaded file, simply install the emulator that you like the most.

  • BlueStacks
  • Nox Player

It is important to point out that these emulators will occupy an important part of the resources of your operating system, so you will need at least an Intel3 processor and 4GB of RAM so that they do not slow down your PC.

If you are not sure which of the two Android emulators to download or want more options, do not worry, we have an article detailing the best emulators you can download for Windows 10.

Step 2: Use the emulator to access Google Play

After installing the emulator, double click on its icon and an environment similar to the home screen of your mobile phone will appear. Once there, click on the Play Store icon and enter the details of your Google account.

Now in the Google app store, look for Snapseed and click on the green Install button. If you prefer, you can also download the application under these lines. Once the app is installed, it will appear on the main screen of your Android emulator.

Step 3: Use Snapseed on your PC

With the application installed, simply click on Snapseed and use the application in the same way you would from your mobile phone. From it you will have access to more than 29 tools and hundreds of filters with which you will be able to edit your images as a true professional.

Alternatives to Snapseed for PC

If you do not want to install an Android emulator because it does not transmit much security, do not worry, there are excellent free photo editors that match or better than Snapseed for PC. Below these lines you will find a selection of the ones we like the most.

We hope that this guide will help you to use Snapseed on your PC. Any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us in the comments section.

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