I adore this app, but the CRASHING!!!
Well, I’m just gonna say right off: I love this app. It has such a variety of everything for editing and you can seriously make some awesome creations on this app. But the worst part is, once you’ve made something with multiple layers of stickers, filtering, drawings, photos, etc., it completely freezes and crashes. I’ve lost so, SO many projects because of this app crashing. I love to edit photos and make wild aesthetic edits with them, but I also love to layer and continuously add things, which the app can’t handle. After about later 25, if you hit the undo arrow, it’ll load for 15+ minutes and evidently most likely crash. My phone has lots of storage so I know that it’s the app crashing. I’ve had to just start taking screenshots of my progress every once in awhile in case it crashes I still have a save point (I can’t save it because I’m still layering and moving things around).
Overall, I use the sticker feature more out of anything. I love how people can upload their own stickers and such and you can share yours. It’s a great way to share creativity and really helpful to make cool photos edits. But the app just can’t handle the excessive layering that I’m trying to do. I haven’t heard of any other app that can do this much and NOT give me an annoying watermark on my photo. I’m not sure how fixable this issue is but if it is, I would be over the moon and definitely change my rating to five stars.
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.
GOOD APP BUT READ:
Okay it’s a great app but sometimes I’ll be almost completely done editing something and the app WILL CRASH. And then my work will be gone and this happens a lot :( anyway, there is also some really inappropriate stuff on there also. It’s family friendly for the most part but there are some creepy middle age men and one time I was just scrolling and I saw the most disturbing inappropriate picture. And if you are trying to report someone taking your photo it wants you to filll in personal info like your address, age, name, etc. PicsArt emailed me and said it was copyright policy but I don’t think it needs all that personal info 🤨 anyway, there are some great people on PicsArt but there is also drama as well. Be careful who you’re taking to and what you’re posting. And also make sure to save your stuff you’re editing before you leave the app or it will be deleted. And Its really frustrating how it will crash and I’ll have to reopen the app and my editing will be gone. And ALSO sometimes it will get hacked and the challenges will be something random like “Gatcha Life”. Sometimes people’s accounts will be hacked (or something) and random pictures will show up in your profile. It is pretty sketchy sometimes. And also one time there was this big crash where almost everyone’s PicsArt App stopped working for a while.
It keeps creating a line that cuts off a row of pixels in the middle
By zära b
I’m very upset and confused with why when I edit a photo by adding quite a few text boxes which is what I have to do for what I want in the photo and of course, there’s a photo limit even with the gold feature and then I have to hit apply so then I can add more text boxes but like I’d say around the 3rd round of hitting apply there’s a terrible horizontal line through the middle of the photo that cuts off a row of pixels and it just looks horrible. I have no idea why it’s there but even when I save the photon my camera roll, it won’t go away. It just cuts off the entire photo and the line looks like a row of pixels just disappeared and the two sides meet in the centre and you can very clearly tell.
I know for sure that it’s not something that I did at all! And I definitely know for sure that it’s not the blue line that’s supposed to be there that marks where the centre is.
It’s more like a seam where the two halves meet up after a row of pixels have been cut.
I tried paying for gold to see if it’s just some dumb feature that makes you pay for it to be removed. but no. The line wouldn’t go away at all after having to hit apply a few times for different rounds in adding text boxes even with paying for the gold feature. And I don’t even get how I have an “image limit” even when I payed for having gold!
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.
Used to be great. Still could be, but probably won't.
This app was a great place for editing photos quickly and decently. I never used the app to make my photos look nicer, I only used it to make funny edits, but it still worked very well. Suddenly, when I try to use simple tools, such as the text tool, I cannot apply the changes unless I pay for an incredibly expensive subscription that doesn't match the quality of the service. I would be happy to pay one MAYBE two dollars for the app, but this subscription service is too far. It's something like $4.99/mo, ~$50/yr, which is absolutely exorbitant. On top of this, it is never made clear to the user which tools are for "premium" members and which are baseline, and it's seemingly random. Sometimes it won't even let me click the "done" button without a subscription. I think I might be a lot happier with the app if the subscription services were labelled and concrete, so that I could work around them or use a different app for that portion of the edit.
TL;DR: Use a different app if you don't constantly want to be hit by paywalls which render most of the app unpredictably unusable.
Developers, I think it would be a better move to make the current picsart into "picsart lite" and make a paid app into the regular 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!