Last week was a busy time for the PicsArt community, so today we’re rounding up all of the exciting news in one place!

We released an update for our Android users that was packed with new features, as well as a bunch of cool new packages in the PicsArt Shop. In the Daily Journal, our resident photography expert Chris Corradino shared his tips on how to use patterns and repetition to create great compositions, and we hosted some exciting contests. We also got a lesson in landscape photography from user Jacobs Chong, a glimpse of life in the Golden State with Theresa, a tour of Istanbul with Belgin, and took a virtual road trip through Germany.

Read on to learn all about it!

In the App

Download the Android Update for Smooth Editing, Geotagging, & New Features

We’ve just released the latest update for Android, and it’s got a great collection of new features for smoother geotagging, editing, sharing, and creating.

Kick Off Summer with the Summer Life Package

The Summer Life package, now available in the PicsArt Shop, contains 17 summer-themed backgrounds to brighten up your collages, designs, and photos.

Celebrate in Style with the Birthday Bash Package

With the new Birthday Bash package available in the PicsArt Shop, you can celebrate any birthday in style.

#RockYourLashes with the L’OREAL MISS MANGA ROCK Package

We’ve partnered up with L’Oréal to give you the L’OREAL MISS MANGA ROCK package, containing 16 clipart images and 10 frames that will spike up the volume of your photos!  

Download the Ali the Fox Package from the PicsArt Shop

The Ali the Fox package, powered by Swyft Media, has just arrived in the PicsArt Shop!

In Social Media

PicsArt, Facebook, & G+

This beautiful capture by Dominik Day (@dominik_day) stole the show this week on PicsArt, Facebook, and Google+. The soft tones and layered composition had us all wishing for a rainy day.

best photo of the day

Twitter

This vibrant shot by Just Zzeo (@justzzeo) had everyone’s hearts aflutter on Twitter. The bright colors and blurred background made for a bold and stunning capture.

best photo of the week

PicsArt Contests

10 Winning Bridges from the Drawing Challenge

Last week, our Drawing Challenge asked users to draw bridges, and they responded with 576 amazing entries.

drawing contest winners

10 Winners from the Wave Weekend Art Project

Our last Weekend Art Project challenged users to capture photos of waves and they splashed into the contest with 1,705 stunning photos.

photo contest winner

Best of the Daily Journal

How to Use Patterns and Repetition to Improve Composition

By Chris Corradino

Photography can help bring order to the world around you. By searching for organized patterns and repetition, you can shed light on the constant pursuit of balance both in nature and industrial spaces.

PicsArtist and Hobbyist Photographer Jacobs Chong Is a Master of Landscapes

Jacobs Chong grew up in Ipoh, Malaysia, 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lampur.

Hardworking Single Mother of Two Captures the Beauty of Istanbul

On the Bospherus Strait, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea lies the exquisite city of Istanbul.

German Road Trip: The 10 Best Places to Visit in Germany

In the dense forests of central Europe, Germany unfolds like a cultural dynamo.

Mother of Three Boys Captures California Life Perfectly

Theresa (@luvbabygirl) is a California native who loves to show off the flavor and the nature of the Golden State.

Geological Street Art: The Amazing Crystal-Shaped Geodes of Paige Smith

Imagine you are out and about in Los Angeles. You grab a burrito to-go and lean against a brick wall to chow down, when you notice something strange.

PicsArtists Collaborate with the #freetoedit Hashtag: A Photo Gallery

In this photo gallery, we’ve collected a single #freetoedit image, along with some stunning edits that users have created by downloading the original image and adding their own creative touch.

User Feedback from Google Play

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

You just blew my mind with the latest update!Thank you for listening Picsart!

Amazing I absolutely love this app. I can do so many different things with my photos. This is my number one go to app for pictures. Love the new things that they’ve added as well.

Best photo editor out there Every time I find something that the app doesn’t provide, it pops up in the next update. Fantastic app and psychic abilities.

Excellent app)) the best photo editing app in Play Store, works perfect!! A lot of cool stuff)♥♥♥♥

Thanks! This app has it all! You get cool filters, different edit tools, awesome effects and a nice community. Thank you PicsArt for adding the text alignment tool!

User Feedback from the App Store

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

This is my favorite editing app! There’s so many options and so many things you can do 🙂

I LOVE THIS APP! I got famous from using it,now I print my works out and give it to people who want it.. this app gave my career a boost. 

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