Photo apps have become immensely popular in the past few years. Perhaps it’s because the cameras on phones, along with photo sharing systems, have grown so much. Or it’s for other reasons. I’m not in the mood for researching app market analytics at the moment. While we all know the major photo applications such as Instagram, what about some of their lesser known contemporaries? Let’s take a look at PicsArt, a photo editing app for Windows phones. We’ll laugh together. We’ll cry together. We’ll review this app together.
What Is PicsArt?
PicsArt is an interesting mix of photo editing and photo sharing. Most of the app is dedicated to photo editing, with such features as drawing, special effects, and making collages. You can either take your own photos or use them from sites such as Facebook and Instagram. But I didn’t use any of those. Because I don’t have any good pictures of myself on either.
Is It Any Good?
To be totally honest, I’ve never been that into image editing apps. I don’t even really take photos that much. I’m pretty sure most of the pictures on my phone are just pictures of sandwiches I thought looked good. And I regret none of it. However, I can definitely appreciate PicsArt for what it is. While some features are a bit laughable, such as the very Microsoft Paint-ish drawing feature (featuring my amazing portrait of a dog below), many of the filters were very fun to play around with.
The Bottom Line
While I’m no professional photographer, semi-professional photographer, or even amateur photographer, I can respect PicsArt. It has a decent amount of features which inspire creativity and help you try some new things with your photos. Additionally, they have some interesting sharing options, such as themed photo contests. If I was any good at taking photos, I would give it a try. But that’s a big “if”.