Macphun has released Snapheal 1.1, an update of its photo app for Mac OS X (10.6 or later). The new version brings enhanced plug-in performance, faster erasing and improved retouching.

Snapheal performs complex image edits, object cloning, removals and more in a matter of clicks and minutes, according to the folks at Macphun. Its Erasing tool features three different algorithms; each should be used for specific editing purposes. There’s also a Clone&Stamp tool for touch-ups and fixes.

In fact, Snapheal offers 20 different tools, including saturation, gamma, contrast, noise reduction. It also provides: The ability to adjust shadows and highlights; crop and rotate photo; control sharpen; set color temperature; and more.

Snapheal features built in video tutorials. The app handles practically all file formats, including TIFF and RAW; plus, it supports a resolution of up to 32 megapixels. You can import images from Aperture and iPhoto albums plus export the creation to iPhoto, share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and more.

Version 1.1 is a free update for registered users. For new users it comes in a “standard” version for US$14.99 and a “pro” version for $39.99. For more info go to .