Amazing and Easy to use but..
So the 3 stars is 5 for the actual functionality of the app. It is good, it does work. For all intensive purposes it is a photo editing app that works quite well. I was around before the premium membership and I enjoyed it far more. The ads are whatever I am used to it with free apps. What does bother me though is the new premium membership. Look I understand that you all worked hard on this app and that money is a thing people want. However this is a photo editing app, there is NO NEED to have to pay a MONTHLY membership for photo editing. You know what else charges monthly membership? Netflix, disney +, the ENTIRE adobe creative suite package, and many more services that offer way more than this app. Pay $5.99 a MONTH just for a few filters and no advertisements? That’s ridiculous. I wont pay for it and being bombarded every 5 seconds by and ad telling me to “go premium” is starting to annoy me. I used to recommend this app but now I can’t because I would feel like I am telling people to get the membership and I don’t think it’s worth it. Other apps have the exact same package of filters and editing tools with no ads for a ONE TIME payment. They do this for a reason because it’s a lot easier to convince 20 people to pay a $4.99 one time fee than a reoccurring payment every month. That’s my suggestion throw out this premium monthly plan and just make it a one time payment. I’d actually buy that.
Used to be my No. 1 photo app
I don't know what happened to this app... I have been using this app since it FIRST came out... That has to be at LEAST 10 years, but pretty sure much longer than that even. I loved that it was free, but I purchased sticker packs and other items here and there. Now I can barely use it. When I am trying to use it on my iPad, literally EVERY 30 seconds it launches Safari and some random window with spam... Including invitations to naked photo sharing (definitely not something I have looked up independently) and every other spam window possible. Not even just pop up ads, which are annoying enough, but kicking me OUT of PicsArt and into Safari (which is NOT my default browser) and then into some spam or virus link taking me to web page telling me I've won something, or want me to buy something completely unrelated to PicsArt. It's impossible to do a project because I am kicked out every 30 seconds; and there are plenty of other free apps out there that I can do the same work with... So... Sheesh... Unless that stops I can't use this again.
I just looked at Safari which I never use and in the few hours I just used PicsArt to try to do project, it opened more than 200 browser windows in Safari, one for each time it kicked me out...
I was actually thinking of getting the paid subscription but these ad links worry me so much that I am concerned with their information collection.
Amazing app but...
I got this app because I just wanted to edit pictures and I didn’t realize that you could share pictures and that makes it better but I also didn’t realize that I would get bombarded with premium ads EVERY SINGLE TIME I ENTERED THE APP and every time I tried to post something and that it would send me back home when I try to post a picture. Also, whenever I entered the app it would want me to explore certain things, and I did that, but the next day, when I enter the app, it pops up again and the next day again etc. I love the pictures I edited but it’s just so glitchy and it says that there is no connection when I have a data plan, WiFi, and connection. And when I was editing my very first picture of my BFF and I that I wanted to send to my BFF, it didn’t let me share it, it just went straight to home.
Look, I know you want money, but no one is going to do premium if it is $8.99 a month. That’s just straight up RIDICULOUS! I’m not paying that much just to edit some pictures. Instead, it should be $8.99 for the whole price, people shouldn’t have to pay $8.99 a month they should only have to pay $8.99 once. And besides, what’s the whole point of premium when it’s just a photo editing app?
Again, I love the app but just too many premium ads and it just sends me home and it says I don’t have connection when I have a data plan, WiFi, and connection.
This app is great! Without it, I seriously wouldn’t have as good as a app that this is to make any of my edits. But, a positive always has a negative somehow. And with this, whenever I work on a edit for 30+ minutes, I always get scared to click the undo button becahse I know there’s a possibly it could delete my edits. It ends up freezing or loading for about 15 minutes and logging me off the app completely. When I click back into it, the edits always gets deleted. And I know other people are having the same problems I’m having, so I looked at the reviews and saw if Picsart support has responded with any ways to help. I saw the reply where it said to clear the cache, but on my phone I don’t have the option. I’ve checked almost every setting that could even deal with cache, and I can’t find where it says I can clear the Picsart cliche.
I’ve been working on a edit for over the past week, having to remake it over and over again because it either kicks me off without me clicking undo or I do it and pray it doesn’t kick me off and it, you guessed it, does.
This causes me having to make the same edit over and over and over again, and it can get tiring at times, especially if you spend a long time on an edit (which I do.)
Please, please help! :(
Worked great until...
I have used this app since it first began. I loved the features and the fact that it was free to use. It is unlike any other photo editing app. It offers so many filters, edits, and tools that you are unable to find elsewhere.
I used this app to edit my Instagram photos, my own personal photos, and create other fancy projects for my blog. It worked amazing! Then, it began to try to make you pay for certain edits/filters. It wants you to pay each month for these to become accessible to you. That wasn’t too vexing because some of the other edits/filters were still free to use.
Now, it won’t even let you use your own photos to edit. You must use the ones that are “free to use” on the app. This new feature completely takes away the point of the app in the first place. I feel it is fairly trivial that this was put into place. Why do that to your loyal users?
No, I do not want to pay 55$ every year to use this app. I understand that requiring users to subscribe to Picsart Gold in order to edit their own photos is beneficial to the creators in the financial sense, but it is also extremely inconvenient to those who have relied this on app for years.
I am sure there are many others that are displeased with these new accommodations, and I feel they will, myself included, move on to find another reliable editing app. Not cool, Picsart.
I wish it didn’t kick me out !
I used this app for a very long time, even longer . I loved it so much because even if I did get kick out it would still save my work in progress so I could most likely return . Now I don’t love it as I use to anyone, it kicks me and I could spend 2 hours on a project I was working on and soon as I get kick out , it’s gone and I’m starting back over ! It takes a long time for me to do my edits and make them perfect so believe me when I say I get very frustrated every time, I can’t use other apps since they always crash before I go into the app so that is why I chose this one ! Also I can’t put any stickers or photos behind the picture now , which makes it extremely hard for me to make it look good and nice and also I can’t even cut part of a sticker anymore ! I love picsart with those features now I have to go to an eraser app just to eraser a spiral on my edit ! Mind you if the picture takes 2 hours (and the time I am getting kick out and starting back over) the eraser part takes even longer to do with time and effort.
Picsart if you kindly please bring this back , that would be definitely awesome for me! Until then I probably won’t use this app for this stuff anymore
Helpful, but some problems.
Picsart is honestly pretty helpful and I use it a good amount, especially because I’m an IG editor and you need mirrored pictures and whatnot sometimes for your edits. Not only that but in general Picsart is really good for editing pictures with too. You can save the pictures/videos to your camera roll after your finished editing which is amazing and all, but that’s where I’m getting my issues from. Lately Picsart has just been shutting down out of nowhere WHILE IM IN THE MIDDLE OF EDITING. Yesterday I was making something that took me a good hour or so and all of a sudden POOF. IT SHUTS DOWN AND ALL MY WORK IS GONE. It’s been really frustrating for me and I don’t know why it’s doing that, I’ve had to restart about 4 times now. In fact, I’m writing this review after it just me out a few minutes ago. I don’t know if the problem has something to do with my phone itself or if it’s a problem with the app. I still recommend this app though, don’t get me wrong. There’s A LOT of really neat stuff to edit with (I love using the brushes) even if half of it you need Picsart Gold for it (I’m 13. I’m broke.) so yeah, still recommend tho!
This app is really great and has taught me amany things about editing and I think I’m becoming really good haha. I haven’t been using this app long, but I downloaded because two people I’m close to recommended I get it, when I first got it everything worked perfectly and I was having so much fun! But suddenly the button to make a sticker disappeared. It didn’t happen to my two friends and they’ve had the app longer than me, so I don’t know if it’s a glitch or not. At first I thought maybe you took away that feature and made it premium feature only, by when my friends stated that it didn’t happen to them and that they didn’t buy a subscription, I got confused. I still am. I don’t understand where the button went, but if it is a premium feature I don’t understand why I’m the only person who doesn’t have the button. I’d like to know if this is just a glitch on my device or if it’s a feature I now have to pay for if I want to use it. Though I probably won’t since I wouldn't pay for only one feature. I’d just like to know what’s happened.
Waaay too many pop ups now...shouldn’t have to disable WiFi
I used to love this app. When I tell you that the features are amazing, that I used it a lot, but now feel it’s truly not worth the headache.., that should tell you A LOT. With their last update it’s CONSTANT pop up ads that interrupt every single feature experience. What’s even worse is that I previously paid for their sticker packs, and was still seeing advertisements even though I was making effort support them. I don’t like the idea of paying a monthly charge for this kind of app when there are free alternatives, equally as good.
We shouldn’t have to disable WiFi and data, that is, again, too time consuming and annoying to do each time for a big time social network blogger and poster. There are much more savvy ways to get us to spend in app purchases, and frankly there are several other apps I use that also have unique amazing editing capabilities, and don’t overwhelm with in your face popups the way picsart does, and even better, don’t require a monthly charge. I think there monthly charging rate is too high for photo editing. I hope they fix this in the future, but for right now, it’s literally and “truly” not worth the headache and it will now take you waaaay to long to do even a simple edit. #nowitsbroke #youchanged
This app is something Different!
By The weirdo gamer$
I got this app about 2 years ago, (I recently quit, but it is not their fault, I just got busy), and it has done so much for me. It taught me how to enhance my drawing and photography skills with all of the tips and photos all of the users share, it helped me make friends, and a variety of other things! It is Social Media and a drawing app, rolled up into one! There is no DM'ing, so you don't have to worry about creeps or anyone like that. You can post, like, comment, and share on the app in your account. It is relatively free, the only things you need to pay for are the sticker packs, and even those are cheap, maybe .99 cents for their basic ones, and maybe $1.99 or $2.99 for really nice ones! The also have competitions and contests where they choose a theme, and you work with it. Then the person with the most likes on their photo wins.
On another note, I had just *Very* recently emailed their help line, and the respondee was very nice! Their name was Lusine, and she helped me through.
This is definitely a one of a kind app, and you should definitely get it!