Nik Software, the company behind Photoshop plug-in Viveza, has launched Snapseed for the iPad.

Snapseed is an image-editing tool that enable the user to apply a variety of filters including Grunge, Vintage and Drama as well as an Auto Correct function that automatically analyses your photo and adjusts colour and exposure.

You can use your fingers to make precise selections and enhancements with the Local Adjust function. This lets you tap an area in your photo that you want to enhance and swipe your finger up or down to select Brightness, Contrast, or Saturation, which you can then adjust by swiping your finger left or right.

Snapseed also makes it easy to share your images via email or social networking sites and Flickr. You can also send your photos wirelessly to AirPrint-enabled printers.

“Snapseed represents a new generation of photography applications that will extend far beyond mobile devices and deliver to everyone the power, performance, and simplicity that we have delivered to professionals for over a decade,” said Michael J. Slater, President and CEO of Nik Software.

“Everyone at Nik Software is passionate about photography and we are all excited to begin to offer products and features that we love via Snapseed.”

Snapseed is available to download from the iTunes App Store for £2.99 (€3.99 in Europe, $4.99 in the US) and requires iOS 4.2 or later.