Have you been looking for an all in one photo editor that pretty much does everything but haven’t wanted to purchase an app that cost $5 or more? Me too. I’m a big fan of free.

I found PicsArt in the trending section of the Market this morning. After playing with it for a while I’m pretty impressed. It has its own camera interface with forward facing camera support. You can import pics that you have already taken for editing and you can even just doodle on a blank canvas if you want. The UI is very trendy, and has plenty of pull tabs for extra features tucked away here and there.

According to the description PicsArt combines some old apps that disappeared from the market. PicsIn, Photoid, and AnDrawing have all been combined so that you only have to open one app for all of your editing needs. PicsArt has also included some new features like, “Magic effects – awesome artistic photo effects such as Stenciler, Cartoonizer, Sketcher, Orton, Lomo, Vintage, Cross Process, HDR, Fattal, Pencil, and Holgaart.”

And for those of you who just have to share their photos with the world, or like me have relatives who absolutely must have up to date photos of your children, PicsArt can integrate with  Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, Fouresquare, Tumblr, Blogger and WordPress.

One thing I don’t like about it. The contrast feature isn’t quite up to par. It seems to only affect the “brights” and not the “darks.” A good contrast adjustment should increase the ratio of bright to dark. So increasing contrast should increase both brights and darks at the same time. PicsArt’s contrast adjustment does not. This is actually a major problem in my opinion. But it could be fixed by the dev I suppose. Other than that I’ve really enjoyed it.

All in all this is a great app with its cute UI and a FREE price tag, PicsArt has probably made itself one of the must have photo apps.

Click or scan the QR code below to download PicsArt from the Market!

Application: PicsArt Photo Editor
Developer: PicsArt
Cost: Free

  • Ahmed Hmeid

    isn’t blocking ads piracy/theft? thanks for the notice about the app, but dont encourage blocking ads! why not just find the pro version and ownload illeagally for free? many developers rely on ads to generate income. if they get no income, they wouldnt develop for android no more! disappointed in your stance, especially as an android blog who supposedly like android and want it to grow!

  • Hendri

    Bad Tom! Bad!

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    I agree with Ahmed. Developers are people too, you know. We have needs which depend on income as well. There are exactly two ways of doing that in the Android ecosystem: ads and pay-apps. Yes, it’s a hobby, and most developers have primary jobs and do Android development as a secondary income, but it’s not all charity development you know! 

    If you don’t like ads, buy “pro” versions which remove them, don’t steal from the developer, especially when more often than not, it’s less than a cup of coffee and lasts you much longer – and took A LOT longer to create. Paid apps rely on volume for return on investment. If an app *doesn’t* offer an ad-free version, email the developer and request one! I imagine most would be happy to oblige (if one isn’t already in progress).

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    https://twitter.com/#!/homncruse/status/134425088073277440Please RT if you think Tom’s ad-blocking stance is wrong.

  • Alice Sanchez

    I like it

  • http://Facebook Zulema

    I like it

  • antaszia

    why you cant get it on you computer thats one thing i dont like

  • Christina

    Are there any things like this that you can get on your computer since picsart is not available for download on the computer?

  • http://yahoo jason lason

    very popular

  • http://www.squidoo.com/picsart Enrico Lacruti

    I like Picsart and I think better than the paid image editing apps. I also like its sharing capability.

    You are absolutely write Ahmed. Ad-blocking is stealing. It is a form of piracy. Ad supported free versions are what for which we can enjoy so many high quality apps and games for free!

    If everybody starts to use ad-blockers then the free apps will be vanished soon. Then this we will have to pay money to use apps like PicsArt.