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Carter

Inspirational

Photo Editing Is Best With Friends

We like to do things alone. We enjoy meals in airports waiting for our flight. Walks through our neighborhoods help us clear our heads. Watching a movie by ourselves helps us indulge in fantasies we hold dear. Being solitary is awesomely valuable to help us recollect our thoughts through moments of peace. “Me time” is

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Inspirational

How Community Has Changed Photography

Think back to the mid 1800s. Cameras were just becoming a “thing.” The first photograph was snapped in 1814 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and ever since then, photography has become the lynchpin of billion dollar industries. Film. Television. Movies. Smartphones. Computers. Magazines. Newspapers. Our newfound ability to truly represent the world around us was fascinating and

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Inspirational

Photo Edit Yourself to Be Anything… Including a Jedi

Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not? And no, not in your job right now or who you are at school. I mean, have you ever pretended to be a wizard or a mermaid or a queen or a jet fighter or a gymnast or an animal? Have you ever used your imagination

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News

Weekly Community Update: Hello, Bea!

Hello PicsArt! Today I’m happy to announce that Bea will be taking over for me moving forward. She’ll be the person to turn to when you have a product idea and will be writing the Weekly Community Updates starting next week. You all know her pretty well as she’s been a frequent contributor and conversation starter. In

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Design School

Learning to Love Your Underutilized Histogram

Did you know that your DSLR has a (not so) secret tool that will help you get a perfect exposure every single time? Like, literally every single time no matter what? Well. You do. Today I’m going to show you how to read a histogram. But would you believe me if I also told you that most

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News

Weekly Community Update: Your Questions Answered

Hey there! Last week we opened up the door to let you ask the team any questions that may have been on your mind. We got a bunch of questions and have picked out the three most common ones for your reading pleasure below! (Also, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post

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Design School

Tips for FOMO-Inducing Music Festival Photos

Music festivals like Coachella bring you the best acts in the world, but they also bring you undisputed spectacle. Millions of dollars are poured into stage setups you’ll never see anywhere else, larger-than-life art pieces, and the infrastructure that keeps the whole place running. Since only the press is allowed to bring in DSLR cameras,

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News

Weekly Community Update: Ask Us Anything

Hey there! While the team is hard at work on a slew of important, often requested improvements to PicsArt (more soon…), I wanted to take this moment to answer any questions you might have. The main reason I write these Community Updates is to increase transparency between PicsArt and our passionate community members. We have

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News

Weekly Community Update: Celebrating Our New Blog

PicsArt is a powerful photo editor. Our blog is a destination to arm yourself with ideas, inspiration and stories to help you use PicsArt to its fullest. Together, they help you create and discover. Earlier this year, we rededicated ourselves to our blog. It’s now much more elegant and easier to navigate than ever. Most

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News

Weekly Community Update: Announcing @FreeToEdit

Today, I’m happy to announce a new account on PicsArt named @FreeToEdit, but first I want to tell you a story… The other day, I saw a super awesome edit that used photos of stars. I thought, “Man, I want to make that!” So I searched through my photos for star pictures. Meh. Didn’t find anything.

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