Introduction to photo editing using Snapseed - virtual (09RN04CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

Everyone takes photos on their phone. But have you ever wondered how to give your photos that extra bit of polish to make them look extra special?

Snapseed is a free, easy to use app that you can download on your phone and tablet. It’s also incredibly powerful, and will let you edit your photos to a high standard – or just use one of the built in filters.

On this course we’ll cover how to use Snapseed to tune your photos, how to modify images, how to prepare photos for printing or sharing online and much more – and we’ll start from the very beginning, so no experience is needed.

What do I need to join the course?

No experience of photo editing is required for this course.

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft TEAMS you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

The device you will be using for photo editing (whether it’s a smartphone or tablet) needs to be a different device than the one you will use for Microsoft Teams.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email

The device you will be using for photo editing (whether it’s a smartphone or tablet) needs to be a different device than the one you will use for Microsoft Teams. The App download options will be included in your Teams invitation.

How will I learn?

Your eLearning will be supported online by an experienced tutor through small and large group discussions, video clips, and reading materials. You will also be invited to develop your skills and understanding through wider research and practice between sessions.

Attendance at all sessions is important if you are to receive the full benefits of this course. You will be given the opportunity to have one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss personal progress.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

  • how to prepare your photographs for sharing or printing
  • how to tune your images by changing the brightness, contrast and so much more
  • how to modify images by cropping, rotating, adding text and frames
  • how to glamourise portraits
  • Snapseed photo editing tips and tricks to enhance your photographs

What could I do next?

You may like to progress to one of our other photography courses; your tutor will tell you about these during the course.

We also offer a wider range of qualifications, including mental health awareness, support work in schools, English, maths and digital skills.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.