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How to Edit Photos on Snapchat

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 14, 22, updated Nov 29, 22

Since its inception in 2011, Snapchat has steadily evolved into one of the best social media platforms over time, with over 347 million daily active users today. And it's not just millennials who are using the app - Snapchat is popular with people of all ages.

But have you ever wondered and thought about how people get those amazing images on Snapchat? Well, wonder no more! In this article, we're going to show you how to edit photos on Snapchat so that you can make them look even better!

snapchat app

Therefore, without any further delay, let's dive in!

In this article
  1. Part 1. What are Snapchat's Image Editing Tools?
  2. Part 2. How to Edit Pictures Taken from the Camera Roll
  3. Part 3. How to Save Snaps for Later Sharing
  4. A Bonus Tips: How to Save Snapchat Videos with Apps on Android and Mac

Part 1. What are Snapchat's Image Editing Tools?

If you desire to add some extra flair to your photos, Snapchat's image editing tools are a great way to do it. These tools let you add filters, stickers, and other effects to your photos and videos.

Snapchat photo editing tools are easy-to-use and can help you turn dull pictures into something fun and interesting. You can even edit images that were not originally taken on Snapchat.

Want to know how? Keep reading to find out what is behind the curtain!

Part 2. How to Edit Pictures Taken from the Camera Roll

Have you taken a photo but don't think it's worth sharing with the public and want to edit it? Don't worry; Snapchat has got you covered!

A Quick Guide:

  1. How to Add Pictures from Your Camera Roll to Snapchat
  2. How To Edit Photos On Snapchat
  3. How To Add Stickers To Your Images?
  4. How to Use the Snapchat Text Tool
  5. How to Draw on your Images
  6. How To Add A Theme
  7. How To Attach A URL
  8. How To Crop Images On Snapchat
  9. How to Set a Time Limit

How to Add Pictures from Your Camera Roll to Snapchat

Here's a quick rundown of how to add pictures from your camera roll to Snapchat:

Step1 Open the Snapchat app on your device and tap the "Two Overlayed Pictures" icon beside the Camera button.

accessing camera roll

Step2 This will take you to Memories. Click the Camera Roll tab, scroll the pictures to add the one you want, and tap it.

snapchat camera roll

Step3 Now, you can send the picture to your friends, add it to your story, or edit it to create a masterpiece.

How To Edit Photos On Snapchat

Now that you've added your picture from the Camera roll, follow the steps below to edit it using the Snapchat image editing tools:

Step1 Click the Edit icon at the bottom-right of the selected picture. To add text, click the T icons, type whatever you want, select color by dragging the icon in the color pane and add the text style.

snapchat editing

Step2 If you want to draw something on your picture, use the pencil icon. The draw function offers color panes, an emojis pen, and a color picker.

Step3 You can also use the Scissor icon to cut a portion of your picture and create a sticker or add a URL to your image using the paperclip icon.

Step4 To set a time limit on your snap, click the Clock icon and set the limit. Finally, tap the Done icon to save a copy of the photo, or use the Export icon to share your picture on other social media platforms.

How To Add Stickers To Your Images?

To create your own or add a premade sticker to your picture, do the following steps in sequence:

Step1 Tap the paper icon to the right side of your selected picture. This will take you to the Snapchat stickers library.

Step2 Since the stickers are placed in different categories, including recently used, popular, Bitmojis, etc., swipe right/left to get to the desired page.

Step3 Next, swipe up and down to find the sticker you want and tap it to add to your picture. To know more about Snapchat filters, read "Top 20 Snapchat Filters & Lenses to Make Your Snaps Special."

snapchat stickers library

How to Use the Snapchat Text Tool

Want to add a caption or something interesting to your picture? With the following steps, you can easily add any text to your photos while editing them on Snapchat:

Step1 Tap the "T" icons at the top-right side of the screen to open the Text tool.

Step2 Type your text and use the font gallery to change the text style. Tap the Align option to set the alignment of your text.

Step3 Next, use the color meter to change the font color. Tap the white icon on the color bar and drag it to select your preferred color. Finally, tap the Back icon at the top-left of the screen to apply the text.

snapchat text tool

How to Draw on your Images

Snapchat comes with a drawing tool that you can use to add a personal touch to your photos or create fun and unique designs in the following way:

Step1 On your selected picture, tap the Pencil icon to open the drawing tool. Drag your finger on the Color meter to select the color.

Step2 Tap the Color wheel to change the color palette and then choose the color you want. To draw emojis on your picture, tap the Emoji icon and select the one you want to use.

Step3 Finally, use your finger to draw on the picture. You can use the Undo icon to take back any action that goes wrong.

snapchat draw tool

How To Add A Theme

Adding a theme to your images on Snapchat is a great way to add some personality and style. Here's how you can do this:

Step1 Tap the Paintbrush icon from the Snapchat editing tools at the left of your picture.

Step2 Search for the theme using the Search box or scroll up and down to find the one you like.

Step3 Select the theme you want and tap on it to add to your photo. Keep in mind that Snapchat only adds themes to the original images, not from the Camera Roll.

How To Attach A URL

Do you want to share a clickable website URL on your story to help your audience know the true meaning and concept behind the image? The Snapchat URL tool can help you!

Here's a quick and easy breakdown of the steps to attach a URL to your pictures:

Step1 On your selected picture, click the Paperclip icon to launch the URL tool.

Step2 Type your URL in the search field, and tap Enter on your keyboard.

Step3 Snapchat will open the website for your review. Tap the "Attach to Snap" option and adjust the link on your picture.

How To Crop Images On Snapchat

The following steps can help your crop images on Snapchat:

Step1 Tap the Crop icon below the Paperclip option on your selected picture.

Step2 Use your fingers to adjust the picture size and remove unwanted areas. You can also use the Rotation icon to rotate your image.

Step3 Finally, tap the blue Check icon to save your cropped image.

snapchat crop tool

If you want to learn how to zoom your videos or images on Snapchat, click here to find out!

How to Set a Time Limit

You can set a time limit on your photo to limit their visibility while editing it on Snapchat. To do so, follow the below instructions step-by-step:

Step1 To set the time limit on your picture, tap the Clock icon from the Snapchat photo editing tools on the right side of the screen.

Step2 Swipe up and down to select the time limit and tap it.

Step3 Finally, tap the Clock icon at the top right side of the screen to apply the time limit.

setting time limit on picture

Part 3. How to Save Snaps for Later Sharing

When you take a Snap, you can directly send it to your friends. But sometimes, you want to keep a Snap around for a while before sharing it. Maybe you want to edit it first, or you want to wait for the perfect moment to share it.

Whatever the reason, there are two scenarios in which you can save your Snaps for later sharing:

A Quick Guide:

  1. Saving the Original Snapchat Pictures
  2. Saving the Edited Camera Roll's Pictures

Saving the Original Snapchat Pictures

Here's how you can save the original Snaps as a Snapchat user:

Step1 Launch the Snapchat app and take a picture.

Step2 Tap the Save icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Step3 Tap the "Save image."

snapchat sharing

Saving the Edited Camera Roll's Pictures

Follow the instructions below to save your edited Camera Roll pictures on Snapchat:

Step1 Once you've edited your picture, tap the Done option.

Step2 Tap "Save as Copy," and your picture will be saved to your gallery.

Step3 Alternatively, you can tap the Export option and select "Download" to save the image to your phone's Gallery.

A Bonus Tips: How to Save Snapchat Videos with Apps on Android and Mac

Do you want to record your Snapchat stories like a movie or slideshow on Android or Mac? Well, you can save your Snapchat videos using apps or software programs.

For your Mac system, we recommend using Filmora - an easy-to-use video editing software with an excellent recording feature. With this tool, you can record the full screen, part of it, or a specific window on your system.

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For Android, download the AZ video recorder - an app that does not require any root access and lets you record your screen with a high resolution and frame rate. To learn more, click here!

Conclusion

In this article, we've explained how to edit photos on Snapchat with simple and easy-to-follow instructions. We've discussed adding stickers, text, URL, time limit, theme, and cropping the image to remove unwanted sections from it.

Hopefully, you'll find this step-by-step guide helpful and can now use Snapchat photo editing tools without any issues.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Nov 29, 22
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