Snapseed is the centerpiece of Google's acquisition of Nik Software, which developed the service's photo-editing technology.
The deal announced Monday gives Google a popular service that competes against Facebook's Instagram, whose tools are widely used to display, touch up and share photos taken on smartphones and tablet computers.
Facebook bought Instagram for $715 million in a deal that closed last month.
Google Inc. didn't disclose the terms of the Nik Software acquisition.
Snapseed could be used to increase usage of Google Plus, a social networking alternative to Facebook.
Nik Software says more than 9 million people use Snapseed's application for the iPhone and iPad.
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