Last week had some incredibly exciting new developments. It was especially emblematic of how we at PicsArt invite our users to participate in developing the app, as we released a new update for Beta Testing and announced a new community-wide localization project, asking users to help us translate PicsArt into many different languages. On top of that, we released an iOS update that boosts app performance to work up to 10 times faster than before. We also included a few new features for you to try outl. Our community, meanwhile, was busy all week creating and sharing some amazing art in our social network and art contests. On our blog we posted some great tutorials on making custom lockscreens, getting rid of dark spots in your photos, and even a guide on where to find the best photography locations in Thailand. Check out all of this and more below!

In the App

Join PicsArt Beta Testing Group

Join our Beta Tester team  and try out PicsArt’s latest updates and features before they are released.

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! Привет!

On Saturday afternoon, we announced the start of a community-wide localization project. In just a few short days, we have already had amazing results!

iOS Update: Enhance Tool, New Effects, Mask Hue, Better Social Media, & More!

We just released our latest iOS update, and there’s a lot to be excited about. The update not only offers some really cool new features, but also much deeper levels of customization to some of your old editing favorites, and a more interactive social media experience.

In Social Media

Most Popular Photo of the Day on Facebook

This photo of a rainbow behind a raindrop bespeckled windshield was captured by Jose Alexis (@josealexis-vargasvelez) and was the most popular Photo of the Day on Facebook last week, with 837 likes and 12 shares.

best photo in the facebook

The Favorite Photo of the Day on Twitter

Daniel’s (@deeliriouss) photo of a little girl blowing the seeds off of a daffodil became the favorite Photo of the Day of PicsArt’s Twitter followers. Kids blowing daffodils in the wind are iconic of summer months, so it is no wonder the photo struck a chord with people.

best photo in twitter

Most Popular Photo of the Day on Google+

On Google+, the most popular Photo of the Day was a bit more abstract than the previous two photos. The image was created by Paul George (@paulgeorge), who edited his photo into a surreal self-portrait of a face being painted by a paintbrush.

best photo in G+

PicsArt Contests

Top 10 Winning Amazon Warriors from the Drawing Challenge

Over the past week, users have been clashing swords in the artistic arena, testing each other to see who could come up with the most amazing drawing of an Amazon Warrior using PicsArt Drawing Tools. Anna Daniela (@takis55) raised her spear high this week, as no one came close to matching the 879 votes she earned for her work.

amazon warrior winner drawing

The 10 Winning Images from the Sketcher Effect Weekend Art Project

For our most recent Weekend Art Project, users were challenged to take on PicsArt’s Sketcher effects. The contest winner was AEYHM SY (@aeyhm), who managed to pull in 895 votes, the high water mark this week.

sketcher effect weekend art project contest winner

 

10 Winning Baby Shower Invitation Designs from the Graphic Design Contest

Our community has voted and chosen the 10 winning photos from our Baby Shower Invitation Graphic Design Contest. Finishing in first place with 999 votes was user h-zade (@nara_), with this beautifully framed baby photo. H-zade posted a message to the PicsArt community in recognition of a first place finish saying, “Thanks everyone this is my first victory. This is so amazing!”

baby shower invitation card design contest

Best of the Blog

Learn How to Create Your Own Special Lock Screen for Any Phone

PicsArt offers all sorts of cool ways to customize your phone’s lockscreen. Here, we show you how to replace your normal pattern lock screen buttons with clipart images.

Interview: Aaron Ruell’s Perfect Suburban Vignettes

Although to the broader world, Aaron Ruell is famous for his role as Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, in the world of photography, he has been established for quite some time.

Get Rid of Dark Photos Once and For All

by Chris Corradino

What if I told you there was a way to prevent underexposed images with just one button? You are in luck, as this feature already exists.

A Photographer’s Guide to Thailand

by Heather Parry

Thailand is the perfect place to spend a few weeks without spending too much money and experience things that you’ve never experienced before. Here are our top 3 photography destinations in Thailand.

PicsArtists Celebrate International Children’s Day with Photography #happychild

Last week, we celebrated International Children’s Day by joining the cause and dedicating the Weekly Tag #happychild to raise awareness for the well-being of children around the world.

User Feedback From Google Play

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

Vivek Mohan:

MUST DOWNLOAD… My favorite application..A best one for a smart phone..Go on..Its awesome..

Tania Roycroft:

One of the best apps out there! This is by far my favorite pic editing app, it gives you all the options the others do but it gives you more control in each part customizing even further instead of just settling for the pre made options. Takes a while to go through and learn all of their custom goodies, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be ble to turn out beautiful customizations in a matter of mins!

melody mcewen:

This is by far my favorite pic editing app, it gives you all the options the others do but it gives you more control in each part customizing even further instead of just settling for the pre made options. Takes a while to go through and learn all of their custom goodies, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be ble to turn out beautiful customizations in a matter of mins!

User Feedback From the App Store

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

A W E S O M E by Dollfaceduh

This app is amazing it just gets better and better ! Best picture app in the WORLD! 🙂

Best app! by Shreyaoopsyigediotor

PicsArt is really the best app ever! I use photoshop to edit because I’m a photographer/manipulator on Instagram as a hobbiest. When my computer crashed and I had to start editing on my iPad, I found picsart. It is kind of hard to understand at first but with some quick tutorials it has me editing like a pro! Check me out on Instagram for some fine examples, @shreyaoopsy.

Best Photo App by Rajkpersaud

Seriously- instagram and others cannot compare. So many powerful, smart and incredibly well-honed functions. Never crashes. 5 stars all the way from someone who is seriously skeptical of apps.

Love by Andeepie

Out of all the collage apps out there or editing ones this by far is the best I’ve tried. I’m on it constantly. Love love love

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picsart photography week in review

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