TIPA Award 2012 goes to Nik Software for Snapseed

Nik Software ( has been recognized with the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Award for Snapseed in the Best Mobile Photo App category. TIPA emphasized that Snapseed offers an original and comprehensive set of tools and stands out for its functionality and intuitive handling of photos. Snapseed is a new generation of photography software that inspires everyone, everywhere to enjoy photography. High quality results are now fast, easy, and fun.

“Snapseed offers true ‘photographic’ choice of image effects color, toning, framing and sharpness of images, plus all effects can be combined,” said TIPA of Snapseed. 

“We are extremely proud to win a prestigious TIPA Award for the second year in a row, recognizing Snapseed now as the Best Mobile Photo App,” said Michael J. Slater, President and CEO of Nik Software. “As we continue to grow our reach to customers around the world we appreciate being recognized by an international organization representing imaging and photography customers worldwide.” 



The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit association of photo and imaging magazines. Today, TIPA has 29 member magazines and a cooperative agreement with the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan, with members from 15 countries worldwide. TIPA is the largest and most influential association of its kind in the global photo and imaging industry. The TIPA Awards are the most coveted photo and imaging awards worldwide and are globally recognized throughout the industry and the channel.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]