PicsArt Photo Studio

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PicsArt Photo Studio is a free and full-featured photo editing and drawing mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile, as well as a social network where artists share, learn, and compete in art contests.[1][2] The app includes hundreds of individually customizable masks and effects, borders, frames, clipart and fonts. PicsArt is a fully equipped drawing tool and in addition to other specialized editing tools it also features collage making capabilities and camera enhancements.[3] Users can also directly share their images on a variety of social networking services such as PicsArt, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Foursquare, WordPress, DeviantArt, Dropbox.[3] It was founded by Kelsey Gilstrap and Tracey Flory.For most new apps you need iOS 7 to download, but for this app, you can have any iOS update.


PicsArt's social network also includes a contest section with various photography, drawing, and design challenges; and a blog that offers regular photography and drawing tutorials, news, interviews, and galleries that promote photography shared in the PicsArt community.[1]

History[edit]

The PicsArt Photo Studio app for Android was launched in November, 2011.[4] The iOS version for the iPhone was released in January 2013 and then expanded to include the iPad on May 14, 2013.[4][5] For most new apps you need iOS 7 to download, but for this app, you can have any iOS update. As of June 2013, PicsArt had 700,000 reviews on Google Play, with an average rating of 4.7 stars.[6] As of February 2014, the PicsArt app had over 100 million installs on Android [7] and iOS devices with a growth rate of approximately 5 million installs per month and 60,000 photos uploaded daily. The PicsArt Social Network, meanwhile, had over 11 million registered users and 3 million daily unique visitors.[1] In early 2014 PicsArt expanded to Windows Phone.[8] Not only that the app has become so famous that users have started using PicsArt on PC,[9] with the help of official Android Emulator. In 2014 company have planned to come up with a major expansion due to its popularity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About / Picsart Artists Photos and Drawings Gallery. PicsArt Photo Studio Inc". PicsArt Photo Studio. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Admin. "Top 10 Best Camera Apps for Android Phone 2014". Rich Top 10 Lists. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Bissram, Veena (December 17, 2012). "PicsArt Transforms Your Smartphone Pictures Into Works of Art". Mashable.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Perez, Sarah (January 3, 2013). "After Reaching 35 Million Downloads In Its First Year, Top Android Photo Editing App PicsArt Arrives On iPhone". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Truta, Filip (January 7, 2013). "PicsArt Photo Studio Launches for IPhone and IPad – Free Download". Softpedia. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Zetlin, Minda (June 17, 2013). "Want Customers to Love Your Product? Let Them Design It". Inc. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Graham, Jefferson (March 1, 2014). "Its combination of tools is rarely found in one package". USA Today. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Browne, Mike (Jan 2, 2014). "PicsArt photo editor hands-on Windows Phone for Nokia Lumia". NokNok. 
  9. ^ Jason, Koller (June 8, 2013). "PicsArt for PC". TechiSay. Retrieved March 4, 2014.