Last week was a big milestone, as we celebrated PicsArt’s third birthday, reflecting on how far we’ve come in our third year. The week itself felt like a celebration too, loaded with all kinds of excitement, from an iOS update, to a deep spread of great features and photos that have something special for everybody.

Read up on the success of this past year and some thoughts from our CEO Hovhannes Avoyan on where we stand at this exciting milestone. Find out what the latest update has in store for iOS users, and browse through last week’s art contests, top shots, and best articles. The Daily Journal had a wealth of great reads and inspirational artwork, with artistic gift ideas, tips from a pro on busting out of a creative rut, and six reasons to visit Copenhagen.

Enjoy the best stuff from the week of our three-year anniversary below, and start this week off with a shot of inspiration.

In the App

PicsArt Reaches 175 Million Installs on 3rd Anniversary

November 7th marks the third anniversary of PicsArt Photo Studio (PicsArt), as well as the third straight year of multiplying its user base. With a social network of nearly 20 million registered users, PicsArt’s mission for 2015 is to build the largest network for creatives.

PicsArt CEO: Building the Largest Network of Creatives

Today we celebrate PicsArt’s third birthday and thanks to you, our loyal community, we have a lot of great memories to look back on as we continue to build the largest network for creatives.

iOS Update Brings You the Smartest Version of PicsArt Yet

Our latest adaptation of PicsArt for iOS brings you a multitude of smart interface changes designed specifically to react to what you want.

Thanksgiving Memories Frames Perfect for the Holidays

Our Thanksgiving Memories frames package is here, and as the title suggests, these frames are tailor-made for your Thanksgiving pics this year.

In Social Media

Minimalist Door Shot Most Popular on Facebook, Google+

The most popular photo on Google+ and Facebook was this simple shot by tongoliki (@tongoliki) of a blue door with some red vines at the bottom. This shot was really a statement about how simple shapes and colors can make for a beautiful photo.

best photo of the week

Birds Photos Flies to Top of Twitter

Sylvie Girard (@girs) was the user behind the most popular shot on Twitter, featuring a flock of birds. She created the concrete wall illusion using a PicsArt Mask, located in the Texture section of the Mask menu.

best photo of the week

PicsArt Contests

10 Winning Cartoon Selfies from the Drawing Challenge

Our Cartoon Selfie Drawing Challenge has closed, and today we are ready to take a look at the 10 winning entries. Tiks Roseca (@tiks-roseca) calls her entry an “emo selfie,” but we call it our first place winner as its 335 votes topped the competition.

drawing contest winner

Top 10 Photos from the Park Weekend Art Project 

With the temperatures still manageable, last weekend we held a Park Weekend Art Project, challenging users to go outside and take some shots of parks during this beautiful time of year. Charlotte D. Gurley (@charldia) earned first place by taking us all to a bridge in Wilderness Trail Park in Gadsden, Alabama.

photo contest winner

Daily Journal

10 Gift Ideas Worth Their Weight in Love

Break the newly-forming ice in this chilly weather with 10 warm and romantic gift ideas for your love!

French Artist Creates Alien Life

French 3D artist Pascal Blanche has been blazing a 12-year trail through the video game industry, which has led him to his current position as the Art Director at Ubisoft, one of the world’s biggest gaming companies.

Top 10 Artists to Inspire You This Week

Every week, new and interesting creations catch our eyes here at PicsArt, so we’ve decided to help you sort through some amazing discoveries.

4 Ways to Break Out of a Creative Rut

by Chris Corradino

Some call it a rut, a hole, or a dry spell. Regardless of your chosen term, we’ve all been there at some point.

6 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen: Seeing the World through PicsArt

Visiting Copenhagen as a tourist is dangerous, because once you put your bags down and start to take in what’s around you, you may never want to leave.

User Feedback From Google Play

Here are some of the things users are saying about PicsArt on Google Play:

Vishal_Meena:

Love it I installed this app on My NOTE 4 THE app works work awesome REALLY AWESOME..!!!

Ruby Sanchez:

Great app This app is the best editing app I have. You can make collages edit your face edit the color and you can even add a really cool shape . I would 100% recommend this app

Gary Kneeland:

This is the most complete photo editor I’ve used. The number of tools you provide are unlike any other available in the market. Thanks!

Desirae Alvarez:

This is my favorite editing app It offers so much. It also is so easy to to understand what you are editing some apps are so complicating anyways this is a good app.

Fatin Nabila:

Amazin app ever! I love it so much. I can edit pictures, draw and share it with my friends. The quality of the picture is quite excellent! Lots of filter and tool make it interesting and I give you 5 stars for this app.. Keep it up!

Ángel S. Castañeda:

A must have app! One of the greatest app for photo edition! I’ve been using it for years and always gives me the highest satisfaction! I went pro to avoid all publicity adds which i found very useful if you use the app very much. Congratulations team! Keep up the good work!

User Feedback From the App Store

Here are some of things users are saying about PicsArt in the App Store:

BEST APP EVER byDEF AMAZING!

This app does so much it’s like the best thing ever. It has a lot of good photo editing stuff. But overall it’s amazing and I would recommend to get it. And it’s FREE!

Lilly perry by Ndkdjdnfbjrkj

This app is soooo great!! I was trying to find an app that could do all that PicsArt did! I use it for all my photos and I love it!!

Best App EVER by Sll4214

This is an app I will never get rid of, I make story covers for myself & others, this is the perfect app to use even if you just want a filter!!

Markfavid by Nightraingallery

I have used this app for a couple of years now and it performs perfectly. Whether you are editing your own photos or drawing/creating art from scratch, this app has everything you need and more! And take advantage of the contests & challenges sponsored by PicsArt to test and enhance your own skills. Pick and choose other artists you like within the app and follow their progress as you develop your own. I use this app just about every day and would hate to be without it!

Great editing tool!! by Sharksrock12

Still new to the app but so far I love what you can do with your photos! And it’s fun to share what you create with others!! Great inspiration for creating! Still learning but having fun! Had trouble with deleting photos after update but I emailed them and they fixed it in a reasonable time!! Fabulous app!!!

App is prety legit by Rayfis

This app is awesome, I’ve only been using it for a few weeks and it has everything I like and more, I’m able to edit photos, add different shades of color, or I can just be a little wacky and put stickers all over my photos ha ha, great app

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