To all the technophiles of the world, the word Instagram is equivalent to photo sharing. Yet to the more pretentious kind, some other synonyms exist. One of these is the word Picsart.
Contrary to what the title implies, Picsart Photo Studio is actually more about sharing than editing photos. Of course, without registering, users can take photos with different digital filters, they can add effects (there are plenty of effects) and they can also doodle and create collages.
All of this is fine and dandy but by registering, you can share your creations with the community. The aforementioned community is quite alive on Picsart. There are numerous photographers and graphic artists that share their work and can be followed just like on any other social media platform. You can look for images by either searching for keywords or by browsing the feed on the four main tabs (My Network, Explore, Artists and Contests).
The images/photos are neatly arranged and the user can scroll vertically through the page and horizontally in order to view details on displayed user collection or to change tab. This feels very organic and makes browsing through hundreds of images much more pleasurable
The interface also includes a discreet news feed that slides in when tapping on the notification bubble.
What's more, your creations can also be shared on the most popular internet accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and even Instagram (go figure). Pictures that you like can be bumped and also re-posted on your account, for all who follow you to see.
The editing part is constantly expanded with new props, sticker, fonts and other wacky elements. It is certainly on of the most complex photo editing apps on the Android platform. Although you shouldn't expect Photoshop level tools, Picsart is more complex than Instagram and requires some getting used to. Good thing that the interface is there to help.
It seems though that you can't have good news without some bad ones. In this case, it's about stability. Picsart does not always manage to load the required images and sometimes simply crashes. The good part is that you get to send a crash report, so that means the crew is working on it.
- Photo filters
- Effects and other editing tools
- Shop for themes, stickers and frames
- Friend finding through via other social media platforms
- Art contests
- Professionally done interface
- Good photo editing tools
Picsart Photo Studio is a well designed app that is best suited to those who feel that Instagram is a bit lacking in features and want something more expansive in scope. Luckily, Picsart rises to the expectations and the existing community is proof of this.